- Started dancing at the age of 3.
- Was featured in numerous one-reelers before starring in her first full-length film, The Red-Haired Alibi, in 1933.
- Was Hollywood's box office champ from 1935 to 1938.
- Received a special miniature Academy Award in 1934 and remains the youngest recipient of any Oscar.
- In the 1930s, licensed her likeness to many products, including the Shirley Temple dolls.
- Popularized the film songs "On the Good Ship Lollipop" (from Bright Eyes) and "Animal Crackers in My Soup" (from Curly Top).
- Was considered for the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz but her studio, Fox, refused to lend her to MGM.
- Last feature film was A Kiss for Corliss in 1949.
- In 1958, she premiered her television series, Shirley Temple's Storybook, which she hosted.
- Served in diplomatic roles such as United States Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana.
- 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner
- 1934, Oscar — Special Award: Winner
- Gertrude Temple — Mother
- Jack Temple — Brother
- Lori Black — Daughter
- George Francis Temple — Father
- John Agar — Ex-husband
- Susan Falaschi — Daughter
- Charles Alden Black Jr. — Son
- Charles Black — Husband (deceased)
- George Francis Temple Jr. — Brother
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