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Shirley Temple remembered as 'the cat's meow' by fan Al Quinn (Photos)

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On Feb. 11, 2014, SAG actor Al Quinn reminisced about Shirley Temple. On Feb. 10, originally a child star from the age of three, screen legend Shirley Temple died at 85. Quinn, 84, remembers her well.

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"When I was a little boy and Shirley Temple was already an actress, I thought she was 'the cats meow!' Back then, everyone did. She was so wonderful." - UFTA President Al Quinn

For those who have not seen Shirley Temple on the big or small screens, here is just a fraction of who she was and how she will be remembered by family, friends and fans.

"Shirley Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three. In 1934, she found international fame in 'Bright Eyes,' a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935 for her outstanding contribution as a juvenile performer to motion pictures during 1934, and film hits such as 'Curly Top' and 'Heidi' followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s.

Temple is on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female American screen legends of all time... When she died, she was at her home in Woodside, Calif., surrounded by family and caregivers." - Wikipedia

In addition to being a film and television child and adult actor, Shirley Temple was a diplomat, role model and much more!

Temple was also a singer, dancer, and one-time U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. She served as Chief of Protocol of the United States from 1976-1977.

To learn even more about Shirley Temple enjoy video clips at YouTube, this slideshow, her website and view above video on "Shirley Temple Dies at 85."

"I wanted to be an actor, so she was an inspiration to me. I watched all her movies, and to this day I still am (an actor) - thanks Shirley Temple!" - Al Quinn

"If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't change anything." - Shirley Temple Black (as quoted by CNN)

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