Child Star Shirley Temple Black Dead At 85
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.11.2014
TMZ reports that legendary child star Shirley Temple Black has passed away from natural causes at the age of 85 in her home at Woodside, California.
Temple began acting at the age of three and was known for her singing and dancing, particularly her songs like "On the Good Ship Lollipop". She was also known for her movies in the 1930s like Bright Eyes, Stand Up And Cheer and Curly Top. She even had a drink named after her and her hairstyle was copied by fans of the time. She was given a miniature Oscar in 1934.
At the age of 21 in 1950, she retired from acting and later ran for Congress as a Republican. She became a US diplomat and was ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. She married her first husband at 17 and was later divorced. However, her marriage to Charles Black lasted. Black's family and caregivers were with her at the time of her death.
They said in a statement: "We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife for 55 years of the the late and much missed Charles Alden Black."