Shirley Temple (1928-2014)

Shirley Temple Black was an American film, and television actress, singer, dancer, whom was most famous as a child actress of the 1930’s. When she was an adult she entered politics, and became a diplomat. She served as a United States Ambassador to Ghana, later to Czechoslovakia, and as chief protocol of the United States. She began her film career at the age of 3. She has had film hits such as Curly Top, and Heidi. Her popularity in the box office waned on her when she reached adolescence. She left the film industry in 1950 at the age of 22. She published her autobiography called, “Child Star”. Her first marriage was to John Ager when she was 17 years old on September 19, 1945. John Ager was an Army Air Corps Sergeant. Their marriage became troubled and she later divorced him. Her second marriage was to a WWII United States Navy Intelligence Officer Charles Alden Black. She died of natural causes on February 10, 2014 at the age of 85 in Woodside, California alongside her family and caregivers. R.I.P. Shirley Temple.

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