Beloved actress Shirley Temple Black will be remembered in a tribute being aired on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on Sun., Mar. 9, 2014, according to a media announcement by TCM on Feb., 11, 2014. TCM will air a night of films to the actress known as "America's Little Darling" in tribute to the famed child actress who grew up to become a U.S. Ambassador.
Shirley Temple Black passed away at her home in Woodside, Calf. on Feb. 9, at the age of 85. She became a star at the age of three as a curly-topped ball of exuberance who sang and danced her way into the hearts of audiences around the country during the grim days of the Depression of the 1930s.
Temple Black was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) on 2005. Upon accepting the award, Black said, “I'm indeed honored to receive the Life Achievement Award from my peers … When I was three years old, I was delighted to be told that I was an actress, even though I didn't know what an actress was. I'd been blessed with three wonderful careers: motion pictures and television, wife, mother and grandmother, and diplomatic services, for the United States government. I have one piece of advice for those of you who want to receive the Life Achievement Award: start early!”
"Shirley Temple was a good friend and an extraordinary human being who, after being the most famous person in the world at age 6 and Hollywood's pint-sized Queen at age 7, grew up to be such a lovely, civic-minded citizen, wife and mother, as well as the U.S. Ambassador to two countries," said TCM Host Robert Osborne. "There will never be another one like her."
TCM's tribute to Temple Black will open with the Alpine classic "Heidi" (1937) and will continue with the films "Stowaway" (1936), "Bright Eyes" (1934), "The Little Princess" (1939) and "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer"(1947).
The schedule for the Tribute to Shirley Temple Black on Sun., Mar. 9 follows:
4:30 p.m. "Heidi" (1937). Set in the Alpine mountains, Temple stars as a young orphan who goes to live with her gruff grandfather and later becomes a companion to a crippled girl.
6:15 p.m. "Stowaway" (1936). Temple plays an accidental stowaway on a boat from China. Also starring are Robert Young and Alice Faye.
8 p.m. "Bright Eyes" (1934). Temple stars as an orphan who is taken in by a snobbish family.
9:30 p.m. "The Little Princess" (1939). A young girl is left in an exclusive school when her father goes to battle, but her fortunes turn when he is presumed dead.
11:15 p.m. 'I'll Be Seeing You" (1944).
12:45 a.m. "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer" (1947). Temple stars as a randy co-ed hot for a much older Cary Grant in the screwball comedy.
2:30 a.m. "A Kiss For Corliss" (1949).
4:15 a.m "That Hagen Girl" (1947). Temple stars with actor Ronald Reagan, who later became the President of the United States.