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Shirley Temple dies at age 85

Shirley Temple has passed away.
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Legendary child star Shirley Temple has passed away. She was 85 years old. According to a February 11 report by CBS News, Shirley Temple's publicist, Cheryl Kagan made the sad announcement.

Shirley Temple died in her Woodside, California home on Monday, February 10. It was reported that she died of natural causes.

“The country has lost a national treasure,” Stephen Sutton, from Oklahoma City, said. “She was a talented lady. She was truly a Hollywood legend."

The child star made over 50 movies. Shirley Temple completed all of those movies by the age of 10. By the time she was 12 years old, she earned $4 million. Today, that is equivalent to $64 million.

She retired at the age of 21. That was shortly after she married John Agar. Two years later, she became the U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

Shirley Temple was born in 1928. She started her film career at the age of three and a half. She was known for her charming laugh and exceptional talents for both singing and dancing. Her curls also made her one of the most recognizable actresses. She always had exactly 56 curls.

“As long as our country has Shirley Temple, we'll be alright,” President Franklin Roosevelt stated.

America and the world has lost a great talent.

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