Shirley Temple, Dead at 85

Shirley TempleShirley Temple was 85. She was the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers.

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I was actually surprised to learn she was even alive. I also assumed she was a lot older than 85. You could have told me yesterday that Shirley Temple died in 1980 and I would have believed you.

February 11, 2014 @ 8:17 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

She chose the one career that would take her out of the tabloids: Politics.

She was the United States ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976, President Gerald R. Ford’s chief of protocol in 1976 and 1977, and President George H. W. Bush’s ambassador to Czechoslovakia in 1989, serving there during the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe.

February 11, 2014 @ 8:35 AM

Mike from Lowville

"On the good ship, lollipop"

February 11, 2014 @ 10:46 AM

Rick C in Oakville

Having had older parents growing up, her movies were a must see on a Sunday afternoon.

February 12, 2014 @ 6:46 AM


Shirley Temple, The Little Rascals, The Forest Rangers... all great TV for kids.

How times have changed from that period.

February 12, 2014 @ 4:29 PM

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