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Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in her films and they ultimately bought millions of dollars worth of products that had her likeness on them. Dolls, phonograph records, mugs, hats, dresses, whatever it was, if it had her picture on there they bought it. Shirley was box-office champion for the consecutive years 1935-36-37-38, beating out such great grown-up stars as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford. By 1939, her popularity declined. Although she starred in some very good movies like Since You Went Away (1944) and the The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947), her career was nearing its end. Later, she served as an ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. It was once guessed that she had more than 50 golden curls on her head. Her mother, Gertrude Temple, did her hair in pin curls for each movie. Every hairstyle had exactly 56 curls. Date of Death 10 February 2014, Woodside, California

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Apr 23, 1928 In Santa Monica, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Runt Page 1932-04-11
Latest Project:
Movie Judy Garland: By Myself 2004-02-25
Known For
Poster of Wogan
Poster of The Dick Cavett Show
Poster of The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
Poster of Red Haired Alibi
Movie Judy Garland: By Myself Herself 2004-02-25
Movie Shirley Temple Sing & Dance Along Various 1998-01-01
Movie Frank Capra's American Dream Unknown 1997-01-01
Movie Shirley Temple: The Biggest Little Star 1996-12-08
Series Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 1995-02-25
Movie Hollywood Uncensored Herself (archive footage) 1987-01-01
Movie That's Dancing! Unknown 1985-01-01
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Herself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Hollywood’s Children Self (archive footage) 1982-02-24
Series Wogan Herself 1982-05-04
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Series V.I.P. Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-09
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed 1968-08-31
Movie The Love Goddesses 1965-03-03
Movie Pippi Longstocking Shirley Temple 1961-01-08
Movie Shirley Temple's Storybook: The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid 1961-03-05
Series Shirley Temple's Storybook Narrator 1958-01-12
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Series The Oscars Herself 1953-03-18
Movie Mr. Belvedere Goes to College Ellen Baker 1949-04-15
Movie Adventure in Baltimore Dinah Sheldon 1949-04-19
Movie The Story of Seabiscuit Margaret O'Hara / Knowles 1949-11-12
Movie A Kiss for Corliss Corliss Archer 1949-11-25
Movie Fort Apache Philadelphia Thursday 1948-06-14
Movie The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Susan Turner 1947-09-01
Movie Honeymoon Barbara Olmstead 1947-05-17
Movie That Hagen Girl Mary Hagen 1947-11-01
Movie Kiss and Tell Corliss Archer 1945-10-04
Movie Take It or Leave It Herself 1944-07-17
Movie Since You Went Away Bridget 'Brig' Hilton 1944-06-30
Movie I'll Be Seeing You Barbara Marshall 1944-12-31
Movie Miss Annie Rooney Annie Rooney 1942-05-29
Movie Kathleen Kathleen Davis 1941-12-18
Movie The Blue Bird Mytyl 1940-01-15
Movie Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (archive footage) 1940-07-31
Movie Young People Kit Ballantine 1940-08-30
Movie The Little Princess Sara Crewe 1939-03-17
Movie Susannah of the Mounties Susannah 'Sue' Sheldon 1939-06-13
Movie Little Miss Broadway Betsy Brown Shea 1938-07-29
Movie Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Rebecca Winstead 1938-03-18
Movie Just Around the Corner Penny Hale 1938-11-11
Movie Wee Willie Winkie Priscilla 'Winkie' Williams 1937-07-30
Movie Heidi Heidi Kramer 1937-10-15
Movie Poor Little Rich Girl Barbara Barry 1936-07-18
Movie Captain January Helen 'Star' Mason 1936-04-17
Movie Dimples Dimples Appleby 1936-10-09
Movie Stowaway Barbara 'Ching-Ching' Stewart 1936-12-25
Movie The Little Colonel Lloyd Sherman 1935-02-22
Movie Our Little Girl Molly Middleton 1935-01-01
Movie Curly Top Elizabeth Blair 1935-07-26
Movie The Littlest Rebel Virginia 'Virgie' Cary 1935-12-27
Movie Stand Up and Cheer! Shirley Dugan 1934-05-04
Movie Change of Heart Shirley 1934-05-18
Movie Managed Money Mary Lou Rogers 1934-02-22
Movie Carolina Joan Connelly (uncredited) 1934-02-02
Movie Pardon My Pups Mary Lou Rogers 1934-01-25
Movie As the Earth Turns Child 1934-02-14
Movie Little Miss Marker Marthy 'Marky' Jane 1934-06-01
Movie Now I'll Tell Mary Doran 1934-06-07
Movie The Hollywood Gad-About Herself (uncredited) 1934-10-04
Movie Bright Eyes Shirley Blake 1934-12-28
Movie Now and Forever Penelope 'Pennie' Day 1934-08-31
Movie Baby Take a Bow Shirley Ellison 1934-06-30
Movie Out All Night Child 1933-04-08
Movie The Kid's Last Fight Shirley 1933-04-22
Movie Kid in Hollywood 1933-03-13
Movie Polly Tix in Washington 1933-06-02
Movie Glad Rags to Riches Nell / La Belle Diaperina 1933-02-04
Movie Dora's Dunking Doughnuts Shirley 1933-09-01
Movie To the Last Man Mary Stanley (uncredited) 1933-09-15
Movie Kid 'in' Africa Madame Cradlebait 1933-10-05
Movie What's to Do? Mary Lou Rogers 1933-11-23
Movie Merrily Yours Mary Lou Rogers 1933-10-05
Movie Runt Page Lulu Parsnips 1932-04-11
Movie War Babies Charmaine 1932-09-11
Movie Red Haired Alibi Gloria Shelton 1932-10-20
Movie The Pie-Covered Wagon Shirley 1932-10-30