Shirley Temple

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  • Birth Name: Shirley Jane Temple
  • Birth Place: Santa Monica, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/23/1928, Taurus
  • Date of Death: 02/10/2014
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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Shirley Temple Fast Facts:
  • 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.
  • Shirley Temple Relationships:
  • Charles Black - Husband (deceased)
  • George Francis Temple Jr. - Brother
  • Jack Temple - Brother
  • Lori Black - Daughter
  • Gertrude Temple - Mother
  • John Agar - Ex-husband
  • George Francis Temple - Father
  • Susan Falaschi - Daughter
  • Charles Alden Black Jr. - Son
  • Shirley Temple Awards:
  • 1934 Oscar: Special Award - Winner
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner

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