Shirley Temple

American actress, diplomat Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple Black is an American film and television actress, singer, dancer, and former U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. She began her film career in 1932 at the age of three, and in 1934, found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935, and film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s.
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Here's What The Beatles' Best Album Would Look Like In 2017
Huffington Post - 9 months
Shirley Temple. Marilyn Monroe. Karl Marx. Edgar Allen Poe. These were just a few of the famous people The Beatles chose to include on the cover of their album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” which celebrates a 50th anniversary Thursday. After Paul McCartney proposed having a group of recognizable faces on the band’s cover, each Beatle suggested celebrities to include. Not every choice made the list ― such as John Lennon’s desire to have Adolf Hitler and Jesus ― but many dozen people from varying backgrounds had their 2-D likenesses grace the space surrounding The Beatles. Now, 50 years later, it’s difficult to imagine that so many different celebrities could seem representative for the culture of the day. In 2017, one person dominates the conversation. If The Beatles continued to wear yellow, pink, blue and red, the contemporary backdrop surrounding them would surely be orange. A recent report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Poli...
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These Are The Hottest Baby Name Trends Of The Past Decade
Huffington Post - 9 months
If you want to give your baby a name that transcends this decade, make sure it doesn’t start with Ad-, end with –ley, contain the letter ‘x,’ or honor a dead celebrity. That’s what Nameberry found when we analyzed the Social Security baby names data of 2016 versus 2006 to identify which names have exploded in use over the past ten years. Then we looked at patterns among these hotter-than-hot names that indicate the major baby name trends right now. According to our research, Juniper and Jayceon may well prove as emblematic of our times as Jennifer and Jason are of the 1970s. Here is our statistical analysis of the dominant baby name trends of the decade and the hot baby names that influenced them. Ad- Names for Girls Adalynn is 31 times as popular now as it was in 2006, followed by Adaline which is 26 times as popular, Addilyn at 21 times, and Adley at 19 times. Add to this the status of Adeline and sisters as the sixth most popular girls’ name of 2016 when all spellings...
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Top 5 Things a Living Person Wants to Tell You
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I've been thinking a lot about death lately, and what lessons might be learned from the passing of a loved one. I try to remember all the advice my mom gave me over the years--some spoken and a lot that I picked up by observing her. She left enough good lessons to fill a book, which I mentioned to a friend the other day. Imagine my shock upon hearing she was reading a book called The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU. I volunteer as the president of a small fine art photography organization, so I have living breathing board members, regular members and people who think someday, if I do A, B and C, they might then become members telling me stuff all day long. (Weekends and nights included.) Add to that my dad, who is the leading authority on most stuff as he reminds me constantly that he is very old and therefore very wise, various family members possessing various degrees of perspicacity, tons of friends, business associates, editors, readers, a massage therapist, med...
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5 Things A Living Person Wants To Tell You
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I've been thinking a lot about death lately, and what lessons might be learned from the passing of a loved one. I try to remember all the advice my mom gave me over the years--some spoken and a lot that I picked up by observing her. She left enough good lessons to fill a book, which I mentioned to a friend the other day. Imagine my shock upon hearing she was reading a book called The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU. I volunteer as the president of a small fine art photography organization, so I have living breathing board members, regular members and people who think someday, if I do A, B and C, they might then become members telling me stuff all day long. (Weekends and nights included.) Add to that my dad, who is the leading authority on most stuff as he reminds me constantly that he is very old and therefore very wise, various family members possessing various degrees of perspicacity, tons of friends, business associates, editors, readers, a massage therapist, med...
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10 Reasons To Choose An All-Inclusive
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The choice between staying in a hotel or all-inclusive is often a hard one. Some people see the high prices and wonder if it really is worth it. What draws so many people towards this option? Here are 10 great reasons to choose to stay in an all-inclusive resort: 1. NO PLANNING: If you are a novice traveler or are worried about all the time needed to plan a vacation by yourself, an all-inclusive may be the perfect solution since all activities and restaurants are in one place. If you don't want to plan in advance, you can decide daily what you feel like doing. Also, even if you are a planner, after a big trip you may feel the rush to get back to the planning board. I love to plan trips but one summer we went to London, Santorini, and Athens and I planned like a mad woman, so I chose an all-inclusive for the following spring so I could sit back and just let my vacation happen. 2. LEAVE YOUR WALLET IN THE SAFE: There's no need to worry about how much anything costs, no question...
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Cam Newton Doesn't Eat Red Meat, But Not For The Reason You'd Think
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Cam Newton, starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, is a lot of things. He’s father to his new son Chosen, he’s the guy whose team lost Super Bowl 50 this year and who “went home and cried and cried and cried, until 4 a.m. came and he didn’t have any more tears left,” and he’s the guy who popularized The Dab. And he’s also a pescatarian. Newton sat down with GQ for a profile this month and talked about race, getting emotional on the sidelines, his hatred for losing and his dependence on to-do lists, but one thing stood out to us: He doesn’t eat red meat (or chicken, or pork, for that matter). In the article, GQ writer Zach Baron describes what it was like to sit across the table from Newton at a restaurant: He orders a green tea and a Shirley Temple, extra syrup. He orders the deviled eggs. He orders the mussels. He orders shrimp and grits, and also trout. He’s a pescatarian out of pure self-discipline. No other reason — just to prove to himself that he can. “I f...
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Joel Embiid Is Hilarious In A New Interview, And People Will Always Bring Up Shirley Temples And Rihanna
Yahoo News - over 1 year
As a Sixers fan, the only things I have in the world right now are 1) NBA Draft rumors, and 2) the dream of a 2014 first-round draft pick getting healthy and being able to play. Especially that second one. I’ve watched probably six hours of grainy cell phone footage of Joel Embiid doing drills against no one, which I’ve analyzed the way lunatics analyze “photos” of the Loch Ness Monster. I must know everything. It’s not healthy. It can’t be.
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Alan Young, Star Of 'Mister Ed,' Dead At 96
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
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Shirley Temple's rare blue diamond ring fails to sell at auction
Reuters.com - almost 2 years
(Reuters) - A 9.54-carat rare blue diamond ring once belonging to the late Shirley Temple, one of Hollywood's most famous child actors, failed to sell at a New York auction on Tuesday, where it had...
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No Ordinary Life: A Conversation With Suzanne Redfearn
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Suzanne Redfearn's novel, No Ordinary Life, explores the age-old question: what price are you willing to pay for fame. But she does so with a twist: how much would you be willing to let your children pay? When not only one but two of Faye Martin's children find fame in Hollywood, along with all of the perks and risks the lifestyle offers, how far will she let them go? Your author's note demonstrates how deeply you explored the experience of childhood fame. What lead you to this topic? It was really just a fluke. I knew my editor wanted me to write another story about a mother protecting her children, and I just happened to be in line at the grocery store where there was a tabloid with the headline, "Zac Efron Enters Rehab Again". My daughter was a High School Musical fan when she was little, so I felt like I had watched Zac Efron grow up, and to know he was suffering and that his suffering was being made public made me feel horrible for him and for his parents. And right t...
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Teacher Who Inspired 'Stand And Deliver' Honored With Postage Stamp
Huffington Post - about 2 years
The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a stamp honoring Bolivian native and Los Angeles teaching legend Jaime Escalante, whose work inspired the 1988 film “Stand and Deliver.” Roy Betts, a USPS spokesman, told NBC that thousands of people suggest icons to be put on postage stamps every year, and that Escalante is "without question, a very deserving subject." "Our stamps articulate the American experience through miniature works of art," said Acting Stamp Services Director Mary-Anne Penner in a press release announcing the 2016 stamps, which also feature Shirley Temple and Star Trek. Escalante taught at Garfield High School in east Los Angeles from the mid-1970s through the early 1990s, and gained a reputation for his unconventional teaching approach. Escalante told his students, many of whom came from disadvantaged backgrounds, that they could accomplish anything as long as they had "ganas" -- the desire. In 1982, due to Escalante's perseverance, 18 of his students passed an...
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A Starry Lineup for the Postal Service in 2016
Wall Street Journal - about 2 years
Shirley Temple is forever. So are "Star Trek" and Sarah Vaughan, who will also grace “Forever” stamps in 2016.
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Shirley Temple Figured Out Christmas At The Age Of 6
Huffington Post - about 2 years
"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph." ~Shirley Temple   According to a 2013 report from Pew Research, hardly any kids in America believe in Santa Claus, hardly anyone likes its obligations, everybody hates shopping during the season and only 7% look forward to being around happy and joyful people. The ones who do look forward to being around happy and joyful people are probably the ones who have spent the last few weeks glue-gunning little pieces of felt on something. Based on statistics like those, maybe Sarah Palin was right when she first sniffed out a War on Christmas back in 2013, one that was oozing out of those toxic bunkers of liberal media. But not so fast, Sarah. Religious blogs like FaithStreet have published opinions that telling kids about a fat man that squeezes through chimneys make parents feel uncomfortable: they don't like lying to their children, they ...
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I Coulda Been Somebody
Huffington Post - about 2 years
In conversation with an acquaintance recently, I remarked that I was getting ready for retirement. "You've been getting ready for retirement for three years," he said. "You'll never retire." "Oh yeah?" I answered with my usual snappy repartee. "I will so retire. One more year, tops." But he was sure I wouldn't. "You can't retire. Instead of thinking about doing nothing, you should be thinking instead about what you want to do NEXT." Well, I know what I want to do next. I'm already doing it (part-time anyway): WRITE. But I think this guy may have meant something that pays money. And I don't really have much hope for that by writing. I actually wrote something that made the New York Times bestseller list for a week or two - and still didn't get paid one cent. (All the proceeds went to St. Jude's Hospital, and that was great, but money in my bank account would have been great too.) But a second career after retirement? There are lots of careers I considered before ...
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Taking the Chill off the Cold War: The First Reagan-Gorbachev Summit
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered official statements of the U.S. government or the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. ADST conducts oral history interviews with retired U.S. diplomats, and uses their accounts to form narratives around specific events or concepts, in order to further the study of American diplomatic history and provide the historical perspective of those directly involved. The Geneva Summit of 1985 was the first meeting between President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev to talk about the arms race, particularly the Strategic Defense Initiative, and to establish personal relations between the leaders of the world's superpowers. Held November 19, 1985 at a chateau owned by the Aga Khan, the first meeting went over schedule by half an hour. It was a promising start, and Gorbachev accepted Reagan's invitation to visit the U.S. within ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shirley Temple
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 85
    Shirley Temple died on February 10, 2014, at age 85.
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    The specific cause, according to her death certificate released on March 3, 2014, was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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  • 2005
    Age 76
    The couple were married for 54 years until his death on August 4, 2005, at home in Woodside, California of complications from a bone marrow disease.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1984
    Age 55
    Temple was extensively involved with the Commonwealth Club of California, a public-affairs forum headquartered in San Francisco. She spoke at many meetings through the years and was president in 1984.
  • FORTIES
  • 1973
    Age 44
    She announced the results of the operation on radio and television and in a February 1973 article for the magazine McCall's.
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  • 1972
    Age 43
    In 1972, at age 44, Temple was diagnosed with breast cancer.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1968
    Age 39
    She was in Prague in August 1968, as a representative of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies and was going to meet with Czechoslovakian party leader Alexander Dubček on the very day that Soviet-backed forces invaded the country.
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  • 1967
    Age 38
    Temple got her start in foreign service after her failed run for Congress in 1967, when Henry Kissinger overheard her talking about Namibia at a party, he was surprised that she knew anything about it.
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    After her venture into television, Temple became active in the Republican Party in California. In 1967, she ran unsuccessfully in a special election in California's 11th congressional district to fill the seat left vacant by the death of eight-term Republican J.
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  • 1965
    Age 36
    Temple continued to work on television, making guest appearances on The Red Skelton Show, Sing Along with Mitch, and other shows. In January 1965, she portrayed a social worker in a pilot called Go Fight City Hall that was never released.
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  • 1960
    Age 31
    The show was reworked and released in color in September 1960 in a regular time-slot as The Shirley Temple Show.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1958
    Age 29
    Between January and December 1958, Temple hosted and narrated a successful NBC television anthology series of fairy-tale adaptations called Shirley Temple's Storybook.
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  • 1952
    Age 23
    The family moved to Washington DC, when Black was recalled to the Navy at the outbreak of the Korean War. Temple had their son, Charles Alden Black, Jr., in Washington, D.C., on April 28, 1952.
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  • 1950
    Age 21
    Temple and Black were married in his parents' Del Monte, California, home on December 16, 1950, before a small assembly of family and friends.
    In January 1950, Temple met Charles Alden Black, a WWII United States Navy intelligence officer and Silver Star recipient who was Assistant to the President of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company.
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  • 1949
    Age 20
    The marriage became troubled; and Temple divorced Agar on December 5, 1949. She was awarded custody of their daughter. The divorce was finalized on December 5, 1950.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1945
    Age 16
    On September 19, 1945, when Temple was 17, they married before five hundred guests in an Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church in Los Angeles.
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  • 1943
    Age 14
    In 1943, 15-year-old Shirley Temple met John Agar (1921–2002), an Army Air Corps sergeant, physical training instructor, and member of a Chicago meat-packing family.
  • 1942
    Age 13
    The actress had her own radio series on CBS. Junior Miss debuted March 4, 1942, with her in the title role.
  • 1941
    Age 12
    Shirley Temple dolls realized $45 million in sales before 1941.
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    As a result, her only film for Metro became Kathleen in 1941, a story about an unhappy teenager.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Age 10
    In 1939, she was the subject of the Salvador Dalí painting Shirley Temple, The Youngest, Most Sacred Monster of the Cinema in Her Time and she was animated and was with Donald Duck in The Autograph Hound.
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    The film was successful, but because she made only two films in 1939 instead of three or four, Shirley dropped from number one box-office favorite in 1938 to number five in 1939.
  • 1938
    Age 9
    The Independent Theatre Owners Association paid for an advertisement in the Hollywood Reporter in May 1938 that included Shirley Temple on a list of actors who deserved their salaries while others, such as Katharine Hepburn and Joan Crawford, were described as "whose box-office draw is nil".
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  • 1937
    Age 8
    The only other Shirley Temple film released in 1937 was Heidi.
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    The film was a critical and commercial hit. but British writer and critic Graham Greene muddied the waters in October 1937 when he wrote in a British magazine that the actress was a "complete totsy" and accused her of being too nubile for a nine-year-old: Shirley Temple and Twentieth Century-Fox sued for libel and won.
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    In 1937, John Ford was hired to direct the sepia-toned Wee Willie Winkie (Temple's own favorite) and an A-list cast was signed that included Victor McLaglen, C.
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  • 1935
    Age 6
    Based on Shirley Temple's many screen successes, Zanuck increased budgets and production values for her films. By the end of 1935, her salary was $2,500 a week.
    Curly Top and The Littlest Rebel were named to Varietys list of top box office draws for 1935.
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    In February 1935, Shirley Temple became the first child star to be honored with a miniature Juvenile Oscar for her film accomplishments, and she added her foot- and handprints to the forecourt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre a month later.
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  • 1934
    Age 5
    On July 18, 1934, the contractual salary was raised to $1,000 a week and her mother's salary was raised to $250 a week, with an additional $15,000 bonus for each movie finished.
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  • 1933
    Age 4
    On December 21, 1933, her contract was extended to a year at the same $150/week with a seven-year option and her mother Gertrude was hired on at $25/week as her hairdresser and personal coach.
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    Arriving for the audition on December 7, 1933, she won the part and was signed to a $150-per-week contract guaranteed for two weeks by Fox Film Corporation.
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    After Educational Pictures declared bankruptcy in 1933, her father purchased her contract for $25.
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  • 1932
    Age 3
    She was lent to Tower Productions for a small role in her first feature film (The Red-Haired Alibi) in 1932 and, in 1933, to Universal, Paramount, and Warner Bros., for various parts.
    While at Meglin's, she was spotted by Charles Lamont, a casting director for Educational Pictures. Although Shirley hid behind the piano while in the studio, Lamont took a shine to her, invited her to audition, and in 1932, signed her to a contract.
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  • 1931
    Age 2
    Her mother supported her infant daughter's singing, dancing, and acting talents, and in September 1931, enrolled her in Meglin's Dance School in Los Angeles.
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  • 1928
    Born
    Shirley Temple was born on April 23, 1928, in Santa Monica, California.
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