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Shirley Temple Black dies at age 85

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The iconic, child star, Shirley Temple Black died Monday night at 11:00 at her home in Woodside, California. Most will remember the child star who sang, danced, grinned, and sobbed her way into many hearts. According to sources, she was surrounded by family and caregivers when she died. She was the child star known as “America’s Sweetheart.”

From 1935 to 1938, Shirley Temple was a top box-office draw for those movie goers that were in love with the child star. This was a record never beaten by any other child star, nor has any other child star come close to beating the amazing, American Sweetheart child star, known as Shirley Temple. The heart-throbbing, pint-sized little entertainer will always be known for some of her most famous and popular songs like; “On the Good Ship Lollipop,” “Animal Crackers in My Soup,” and more. Some of her most popular movies were “Bright Eyes,” “Curly Top,” “The Littlest Rebel.”

As Temple moved on into her private life, she married her first husband at the age of 17. She then later married her second husband, the late Charles Alden Black, whom she was married to for 55 years. She went on became a mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was given a miniature Oscar for her work in 1934. In 1950, by the time she was age 21, she decided to give up her acting career, but Temple didn’t stop there. She then began a political career, running for Congress as a Republican. During her time in the political arena, she became a United States diplomat, serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

Temple will also be forever known for the drink that was named after her, which was a cocktail type of drink containing a combination of ginger ale and grenadine, topped with a maraschino cherry. She will also be remembered for her achievements in the political arena. Temple will especially be remembered for entertaining many, adults and children, many children that are now adults will remember singing those songs along with the curly head entertainer. On the Good Ship Lollipop may be amongst one of the most favored songs that kids loved to sing along with America’s Sweetheart child star, the now late Shirley Temple.


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