The smiley face actress, singer and dancer Shirley Temple has passed away at the ripe old age of 85. She is survived by children, grandchildren and great grand children. Shirley was always the darling of the Hollywood industry. She will be missed by all her fans, friends and family members.
Shirley Temple found a niche for herself as a child star in Hollywood films. Such great movies as Bright Eyes, Stand Up and Cheer and Curly Top all featured the apple-cheeked cute little girl acting so naturally. Shirley gave up acting in the 50s. Most of her films belonged to the 30s and 40s.
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She was a Republican hopeful and also acted in the capacity of a diplomat for a while. Shirley Temple wrote several fantastic books later on in her life. They include: Go tell it on the Mountain and You Can Get from Here to There. The woman was a virtual dynamo.
Her husband, Charles Alden Black had already passed away. The two had spent 55 years together in marital bliss. At her time of death, Shirley Temple was surrounded by her near and dear ones. They were all a source of extreme comfort for her in her time of departure for the next world.
There was something about Shirley’s acting that made you want to smile and laugh. You could not see her on screen and get depressed. Appearing in a total of 43 movies, Shirley Temple won worldwide fame as the very image of Hollywood’s juvenile spirit. She will be long remembered as a potent symbol of the Zeitgeist.