We're just meeting jolly pilot Loop (James Dunn) when the conversation turns to his godchild, the star, Shirley Temple, age six, playing 'Shirley' whom, we learn, is the daughter of his late fellow-aviator friend, opening the first picture written for Temple, from 20th Century-Fox, Bright Eyes
Shirley Temple with the household servants including Jane Darwell, Brandon Hurst and Lois Wilson as her mother, then in a series of dust-ups with the screeching brat daughter (Jane Withers) of the snooty owners, sensible old-codger uncle Ned (Charles Sellon) taking sides, in the 20th Century-Fox
This is six year-old Shirley Temple performing what remains her best-known song, for 'Loop' (James Dunn) and friends, aviator colleagues of her late father, taxiing on board a DC-2, music by Richard Whiting, lyrics by Sidney Clare, in 20th Century-Fox's Bright Eyes, 1934.
She captured the hearts of millions with her bright eyes, dimples and curly locks. Shirley Temple Black, who was one of Hollywood's best known child stars, has died at the age of 85. She passed away from natural causes Monday night at her California home. As a child actress, Shirley Temple lifted America's spirits during the Great Depression with her dancing and singing. She became famous by the age of 6.
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