Shirley Temple Dies At Age 85

Screen icon and one-time child star Shirley Temple Black died late Monday evening. She was 85. Temple Black "peacefully passed away" in her California home, dying of natural causes, Reuters reports. In a statement released to the media, her family shares: "We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife of fifty-five years." The actress.s career began at the ripe old age of 3, when she accepted a role in Christy Cabanne.s 1932 drama Red Haired Alibi. The ingénue charmed audiences for years as a precocious silver screen idol, appearing in numerous short films and features. She was characterized by her infamous curly hair, but had talent to back up her cute-girl looks. As Reuters notes, Temple "became a national institution, and her raging popularity spawned look-alike dolls, dresses and dozens of ...
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