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The Original Child Star Shirley Temple Black has died at 85

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Hollywood child star Shirley Temple Black died Monday, February 10, 2014 from natural causes at age 85. Shirley Temple “the original child star” had tremendous success in the 1930’s.

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The cutest, most talented three year-old to grace the stage started her career in 1932. A natural triple threat, she sang, danced, and acted her way into audiences’ hearts with her adorable charm and curly locks.

Temple was the first child to receive a miniature Oscar for her performance in her 1934 hit Bright Eyes, the first film written specifically to showcase her talents. The film had huge success and introduced her trademark song, “On the Good Ship Lollipop.”

Between 1935-1937, Temple starred in over nine feature films, skyrocketing her career and earning her the role of Sarah Crewe in the techno color adaptation of A Little Princess.

After reaching the height of stardom, Temple decided to retire from Showbiz in 1950 at 21. With other interests in mind she became involved in politics and became the one time U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

Temple married and started a family giving her children a normal youth in which she missed out on. Shirley Temple was a one of a kind gem and will be greatly missed. Be optimistic, she’s on the good ship lollipop!

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