Shirley Temple later rued aspects of her childhood Shirley Temple, who has died aged 85, was that rare example of a Hollywood child star who, when the cameras stopped rolling, carved out a new career.
Shirley Temple, who charmed the nation as a child movie star in the 1930s and went on to become one of the nation's diplomats in posts that included ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, has
After cutting her teeth - almost literally - as a three-year-old on a string of onereelers in in 1932 called Baby Burlesks, Temple impressed studio bosses enough for Fox to take her on in 1934, when she
In the grim years of the Depression and the poverty-stricken 1930s, America took to its heart a lovable, curly-haired little girl who looked every bit as vulnerable as they felt, but who with the help
From 1934 to 1938, when she was at the height of her fame, Shirley Temple (later known as Shirley Temple Black), who has died aged 85, appeared in films as a bright-eyed, curly-topped, dimpled cherub,
By singing and dancing into the hearts of Depression-era America, Shirley Temple opened the door for hundreds of childhood performers to follow. Yet the realm of stardom in which those young stars now