Shirley Temple Biography

Shirley Temple Black was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as a child star in the 1930s. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States.

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. Licensed merchandise that capitalized on her wholesome image included dolls, dishes and clothing. Her box office popularity waned as she reached adolescence. She appeared in a few films of varying quality in her mid-to-late teens, and retired completely from films in 1950 at the age of 22. She was the top box-office draw in Hollywood for four years in a row in a Motion Picture Herald poll. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Shirley Temple
Full Name:
Shirley Temple Black
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Politician, Singer, Actor, Diplomat, Dancer
Ethnicity:
Germans, Dutch people, English people
Religion:
Methodism
Date of Birth:
April 23, 1928
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
February 10, 2014
Age at Death:
85
Cause of Death:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Marriages
  • 1945-09-19
    Actress Shirley Temple (17) weds actor John Agar (24) in an Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church
Shirley Temple Timeline
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