Actress Shirley Temple Black has died at the age of 85. According to ABC News, the star and diplomat was surrounded by her family and caregivers when she passed away on Monday night in San Francisco.
Known for her golden ringlets as well as for her singing and dancing, Shirley Temple was an iconic child actress who starred in many successful, heartwarming movies in the 1930s and 1940s. Among them were “Curly Top,” "Bright Eyes," "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," and “Heidi.” Shirley Temple also starred in the motion picture, “The Little Colonel,” in which she famously danced on a flight of stairs with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.
Shirley Temple was briefly married to John Agar, and the couple had a daughter. She later married Charles Black, a businessman from San Francisco, with whom she had two more children. The couple were married for fifty-five years. Later in her life, she served as a United States ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia during the Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush administrations, respectively. In addition to being a mother, Shirley Temple Black was a grandmother and a great-grandmother. May she rest in peace.