Icon Shirley Temple Black Passes Away

Icon Shirley Temple Black Dies at 85
Shirley Temple Black Passes Away at 85

Shirley Temple, the most famous child star in Hollywood history, passed away last night from natural causes at the age of 85. Her first hit was 1932’s War Babies. From there, she stared in a series of 20th Century Fox films including Little Miss Marker, Curly Top, The Littlest Rebel and Heidi.

Her biggest years were during 1935 through 1938, during America’s Great Depression, as she represented an innocent, uplifting hope during some very dark, troubling times. In 1940, her contract was terminated as her films began to achieve less and less popularity. In 1922 she retired from films and married Charles Black, taking his last name and becoming Shirley Temple Black.

In 1969 she became a foreign diplomat for the United Nations until 1992.

Hit the jump to see look into some of her most iconic films.

 Shirley Temple, America’s Sweetheart Collection: Volume One (Heidi / Curly Top / Little Miss Broadway) – Includes Curly Top (1935/75 min.), Heidi (1937/88 min.) and Little Miss Broadway (1938/70 min.). 3 DVDs. B&w-colorized. NR/fullscreen.


Shirley Temple, America’s Sweetheart Collection: Volume Two (Brights Eyes / Baby Take A Bow / Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm) – Disc 1: “Baby Takes a Bow” Disc 2: “Bright Eyes” Disc 3: “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm”

Shirley Temple, America’s Sweetheart Collection: Volume Three (Dimples / The Little Colonel / The Littlest Rebel) – *Disc 1: Dimples *Disc 2: Little Colonel *Disc 3: Littlest Rebel



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