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Shirley temple’s storybook tv show : Remembering
Shirley temple's storybook tv show

Shirley temple’s storybook tv show : Remembering

Earlier today, Shirley Temple’s family announced that the actress turned US Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia has died at the age of 85.

Born in 1928 in Santa Monica, California, Shirley Temple will be remembered as the most popular and famous child star of all time. Temple found international fame in the 1934 film BRIGHT EYES, which was created especially to show of her talents as her performer. In the film Temple sang the iconic song On The Good Ship Lollipop, which would become her signature song. Temple, who could sing, dance and act became the poster child for American cinema and was awarded a Juvenile Oscar for her work in film in 1934.

Most remembered for singing “On the Good Ship Lollipop” in the 1934 movie “Bright Eyes” and tap dancing on the staircase with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson in 1935 in “The Little Colonel.”

Is the number one box-office draw in America and Britain from 1935-1938.

Her corkscrew curls were popular with little girls from the 1930s through the 1970s.

A “Shirley Temple” cocktail is non-alcoholic – ginger ale with a dash of grenadine syrup and a maraschino cherry.

Timeline: 1932 – First film of notice, part of the “Baby Burlesks” short-subject series, “War Babies.”

1934 – The year of her first feature-length film, “Carolina”, first starring role, as Marky in “Little Miss Marker”, and beginning of seven-year contract with Twentieth Century-Fox. She also receives a miniature Oscar at the annual Academy Awards ceremony.

1940 – Her contract with Twentieth Century-Fox is terminated a year before it’s up, by mutual agreement with her parents.

November 25, 1949 – Her last film is released, “A Kiss for Corliss.”

1950 – Retires from films to become a full-time homemaker.

1958-1961 – Her hour-long, weekly television show, “Shirley Temple’s Storybook”, airs for 38 episodes.

November 1967 – Running as a Republican, Temple Black loses the special election for the 11th California Congressional District seat.

1969-1974 – Is a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations.

November 1972 – Successfully battles breast cancer with a mastectomy to her left breast.

1974-1976 – Is the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana

July 1, 1976 – January 21, 1977 – The first female U.S. Chief of Protocol.

1983 – Co-chair and charter member of the American Academy of Diplomacy, the training school for ambassadors.

1988 – “Child Star: An Autobiography”, is published.

1989-1992 – Is the U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia

1995 – Receives Kennedy Center Honor for Lifetime Achievement in the performing arts.

2006 – Receives a Screen Actors’ Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.

February 10, 2014 – Dies of natural causes at the age of 85.


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