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Shirley Temple Black, Child star prodigy Died!

News Helpline | February, 12 2015

Shirley Temple Black, Child star prodigy from Hollywood, died late Monday, she was 85. Temple Black, a Child star and an US diplomat died of natural causes at her wood-side California home.

She began acting at age 3 and became a massive box-office sensational before turning 10, She was apparently highest paid child actor of her generation. Getting a whopping 50000 US dollars per movie, where other big names had to settle for less.

Her all time favorite memorable role from "War Babies," part of the "Baby Burlesks" series of short films in 1932 set her apart from every other child actor.

She sang, tap-danced and acted for 18 long years, making her way into the hearts of millions. Her corkscrew curls were popular with little girls from the 1930s through the 1970s.

She retired from Silver-screen career at 22, and married Charles Black. But she did not fade from the public eye.

She took upon duty of a foreign diplomat: She served in the U.S. delegation to the United Nations from 1969 to 1974 was U.S. ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976, and U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992.

She remained a cultural icon for decades after stepping down from the silver screen. In 1958, she made a comeback as an entertainer, on small screen, in an hour-long show, "Shirley Temple's Storybook." She later received two lifetime achievement awards for her performing career.

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