Shirley Temple Dies at 85

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By Michael Lewittes


Shirley Temple, the most famous child star of her day, died Monday night.

She was surrounded by loved ones at her home in Woodside, California.

The curly-haired actress, who sang and danced her way into the hearts of Americans, began her career at the age of three, and will always be remembered for her song, “On the Good Ship Lollipop.”

Among Temple’s biggest films were Curly Top, Bright Eyes, and Stand Up and Cheer.

She even had a popular non-alcoholic drink named after her.

Temple left acting at the age of 21.

She later married and, as Shirley Temple Black, the politically active former star became an ambassador to Czechoslovakia and Ghana.

Temple was 85.

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