When her performance of the tune “On a Good Ship Lollipop” became well-known in the 1930s, she earned a special Academy Award. She expired on February 10, 2014, at age 85, in California.
Shirley Jane Temple was born into a banker as well as a housewife with two old kids, on April 23, 1928, in Santa Monica, California. When Temple was only 3 years old, she got a contract with Educational Pictures, making her acting debut in a sequence of low budget films dubbed “Baby Burlesques.” Temple’s mom capitalized on the toddler’s natural talent for dancing by registering her in dance classes in the age of 3 1/2. Her father became her broker and financial adviser.
The exposure that “Baby Burlesques” afforded Temple led her to a contract together with the Fox Film Corporation. When the budding performer was 6 years old, she appeared in her first Hollywood feature film, Carolina. (When beginning, she attended the Westlake School for Girls.) With Fox, Temple made an added eight movies, for example, smash hit Little Miss Marker. The young performer, vocalist and dancer with all the rebounding gold corkscrew curls and contagious confidence proved to be an overnight sensation as well as a top earner for the studio.
By 1940, Temple had 43 movies under her belt.
When Shirley Temple started to grow, her popularity with audiences waned. As an adolescent, she appeared in The Blue Bird (1940), which performed badly in the box office. Although the movie received critical praise, audiences fought to accept that their “Little Miss Miracle” was growing up.
Following her 1948 appearance opposite John Wayne in Fort Apache, Temple found it increasingly hard to get leading parts. During the 1950s and early ’60s, she made isolated appearances on the little display, but her career as a favorite film star had finished at an earlier period than most entertainers’ had started.
As Temple’s amusement work petered out, she refocused her efforts on a vocation in public service. Temple was named ambassador to Ghana in 1974. A couple of years after, she became chief of protocol of America, a position that she’d hold until 1977.
In 1988, Temple became the only individual to date to get the status of honorary U.S. Foreign Service officer. From 1989 to ’92, she entered into another public service job, this time as ambassador to Czechoslovakia.
In December 1998, Temple’s life achievements were observed in the Kennedy Center Honors, held in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Temple wed actor John Agar Jr. in 1945, when she was just 17 years old. The union given one child, a daughter named Linda Susan, before ending in divorce in 1949.
The couple had two kids: a son, Charles, as well as a daughter, Lori. Shirley and the older Charles would stay married until his death from complications of a bone marrow disorder in 2005.
Shirley Temple expired on February 10, 2014, at her residence near San Francisco, California. She was 85 years old. In March 2014, her death certificate mentioned the reason for her departure as pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Following her departure, Temple’s family and health professionals issued a statement that read: “We salute her to get a life of remarkable accomplishments as an actor, as a diplomat, & most importantly as our precious mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and adored wife of 55 years.”