FILE - In this 1933 file photo, child actress Shirley Temple is seen in her role as "Little Miss Marker." Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85. Publicist Cheryl Kagan says Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night, Feb. 10, 2014, surrounded by family at her home near San Francisco. (AP Photo/File)
Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:19 am
Shirley Temple Black, the legendary child star who charmed Depression-era moviegoers, passed away last night at the age of 85. A talented and precociously professional entertainer, she was America's sweetheart, captivating audiences with her singing, dancing and cherubic curls.
As an adult, after retiring from film, she served as an ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia and served on the board of many large enterprises including The Walt Disney Company, Del Monte and the National Wildlife Federation.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:19 am.