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Legendary Child Star Shirley Temple Passes Away

FEBRUARY 11, 2014

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Legendary Child Star Shirley Temple Passes Away


Iconic child star Shirley Temple has passed away at 85. She died a natural death in Woodside, California.

Shirley got her first movie role at 3 and, in 1935, became the youngest to receive an Academy Award, an unbeaten record, in the form of a special juvenile Oscar at age six. She featured in over 43 films including 'Bright Eyes', 'Stand Up and Cheer' and 'Curly Top' but struggled to maintain her career in adulthood. She retired from movies in 1950, although she continued working for television.


She married first husband John Agar in 1945 when she was just 17 years old, but they divorced four years later. Following the end of her entertainment career, Shirley served as a U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. She went on to marry Charles Alden Black in 1950 and the couple were married for 54 years until Charles passed away in 2005 of a bone marrow disease.


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