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Shirley Temple Black, commonly known as Shirley Temple, was a famous American diplomat, politician, actress, as well as a singer. Even though Shirley Temple had been performing in front of television screens since she was three years old, her rise to prominence came several years later, when she starred in David Butler’s comedy drama film entitled “Bright Eyes”. In the movie, Temple played the role of Shirley Blake, which was developed specifically for her. Temple’s role in “Bright Eyes” brought her a Juvenile Academy Award in 1935, for her input to the film industry. Temple followed her success with appearances in the 1935 musical film called “Curly Top”, as well as the 1937 musical drama movie “Heidi”, in which she co-starred with Jean Hersholt, Mary Nash and Marcia Mae Jones.

Shirley Temple Net Worth $30 Million

In addition to acting, Shirley Temple became known for her political ventures. In 1974, Temple earned the position of the United States Ambassador to Ghana, then became a Chief of Protocol of the United States, and in 1989 served under George H. W. Bush as the United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia.

A popular actress, as well as a politician, how rich is Shirley Temple? Sources state that Shirley Temple’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million. Most of Shirley Temple’s net worth came from her acting career, as well as her involvement in politics.

Shirley Temple was born in 1928, in Santa Monica, California. Temple was noticed in 1932, by Charles Lamont, who offered her a role in a collective series called “Baby Burlesks”. After that, Temple appeared in “Frolics of Youth”, “The Red-Haired Alibi” and “Little Miss Marker”. Shirley reached the peak of her career in 1935 and the following years, when she began to be featured in such major films as “Captain January”, “The Littlest Rebel”, and “Our Little Girl” to name A few. Temple failed to repeat her early success with her future works, therefore she decided upon her retirement from the film industry when she was 22 years old. However, even though she stayed away from the limelight for a while, Shirley Temple made her return to on television screens in 1958, when she began hosting a children’s anthology series called “Shirley Temple’s Storybook”, which aired for two seasons. Initially, the show seemed to be too amateur, hence, as a result of this it was recreated and re-released under the name of “The Shirley Temple Show”. Unfortunately, due to the competition on the network from such shows as “Dennis the Menace” and “The Wizard of Oz”, “The Shirley Temple Show” failed to maintain its ratings, and was eventually cancelled.

Aside from acting, Temple dabbled in politics, until she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Shirley Temple passed away in 2014, at the age of 85, due to obstructive pulmonary disease, which developed as a result of smoking. Temple’s contributions to the film industry have been acknowledged with Kennedy Center Honors, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, a bronze statue near the Fox Studio, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Merrily Yours1933ShortMary Lou Rogers
To the Last Man1933Mary Stanley (uncredited)
Dora's Dunking Doughnuts1933ShortShirley
Polly Tix in Washington1933ShortPolly Tix
The Kid's Last Fight1933ShortShirley
Out All Night1933Child (as Shirley Jane Temple)
Kid in Hollywood1933ShortMorelegs Sweettrick
Glad Rags to Riches1933ShortNell / La Belle Diaperina
Kid's Last Stand1932Girl
The Pie-Covered Wagon1932ShortShirley
Red-Haired Alibi1932Gloria Shelton
War Babies1932ShortCharmaine
Runt Page1932ShortLulu Parsnips (uncredited)
The Red Skelton Hour1963TV SeriesDebutante
Shirley Temple's Storybook1958-1961TV SeriesPrincess Irene / The Little Mermaid / Emily Winters / ...
A Kiss for Corliss1949Corliss Archer
The Story of Seabiscuit1949Margaret O'Hara / Knowles
Adventure in Baltimore1949Dinah Sheldon
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College1949Ellen Baker
Fort Apache1948Philadelphia Thursday
That Hagen Girl1947Mary Hagen
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer1947Susan
Honeymoon1947Barbara Olmstead
Kiss and Tell1945Corliss Archer
I'll Be Seeing You1944Barbara Marshall
Since You Went Away1944Bridget 'Brig' Hilton
Miss Annie Rooney1942Annie Rooney
Kathleen1941Kathleen Davis
Young People1940Wendy
The Blue Bird1940Mytyl
Susannah of the Mounties1939Susannah Sheldon
The Little Princess1939Sara Crewe
Just Around the Corner1938Penny
Little Miss Broadway1938Betsy Brown
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm1938Rebecca Winstead
Ali Baba Goes to Town1937Shirley Temple - at Fictional Premiere (uncredited)
Heidi1937Heidi
Wee Willie Winkie1937Priscilla Williams
Stowaway1936Ching-Ching
Dimples1936Dimples Appleby
Poor Little Rich Girl1936Barbara Barry
Captain January1936Star
The Littlest Rebel1935Virgie Cary
Curly Top1935Elizabeth Blair
Our Little Girl1935Molly Middleton
The Little Colonel1935Lloyd Sherman
Bright Eyes1934Shirley Blake
Now and Forever1934Penelope 'Penny' Day
Baby Take a Bow1934Shirley
Now I'll Tell1934Mary Doran
Little Miss Marker1934Marthy 'Marky' Jane
Change of Heart1934Shirley
Stand Up and Cheer!1934Shirley Dugan
Managed Money1934ShortMary Lou Rogers
As the Earth Turns1934Child (uncredited)
Mandalay1934Betty Shaw (scenes deleted)
Carolina1934Joan Connelly (uncredited)
Pardon My Pups1934ShortMary Lou Rogers
What's to Do?1933ShortMary Lou Rogers
Kid 'in' Africa1933ShortMadame Cradlebait

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression2009Video documentary performer: "Wot Cher!" - uncredited
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure2008TV Movie documentary performer: "Wot Cher!" - uncredited
Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults1997TV Movie documentary performer: "At the Codfish Ball" uncredited, "On the Good Ship Lollipop" uncredited, "Animal Crackers in My Soup" uncredited, "Hop, Skip, Jump and Slide"
The Crossing Guard1995performer: "Good Ship Lollipop"
Living Seas1986TV Movie performer: "At the Codfish Ball"
That's Dancing!1985Documentary performer: "Organ Grinder's Swing"
Myra Breckinridge1970performer: "You Gotta S-M-I-L-E to Be H-A-Double-P-Y", "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited
Shirley Temple's Storybook1960TV Series performer - 1 episode
Honeymoon1947performer: "VEN AQUI", "I LOVE GERANIUMS"
Since You Went Away1944performer: "Happy Birthday to You" 1893 - uncredited
Kathleen1941performer: "Around the Corner" 1941, "Row, Row, Your Boat" or "The Old Log Hut" 1852 uncredited
Young People1940"I Wouldn't Take A Million" 1940, uncredited / performer: "Fifth Avenue" 1940, "Tra-La-La-La" 1940, "Young People" 1940, "On the Beach at Waikiki" 1915, "Baby Take a Bow" 1934 - uncredited
The Blue Bird1940performer: "Lay Dee O" - uncredited
Susannah of the Mounties1939performer: "I'll Teach You to Waltz"
The Little Princess1939performer: "The Fantasy", "Wot Cher!" 1891 - uncredited
Just Around the Corner1938performer: "This Is a Happy Little Ditty" 1938, "I Love to Walk in the Rain" 1938 - uncredited
Little Miss Broadway1938performer: "Be Optimistic" 1938, "How Can I Thank You?" 1938, "We Should Be Together" 1938, "If All the World Were Paper" 1938, "Swing Me an Old Fashioned Song" 1938 - uncredited
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm1938performer: "An Old Straw Hat", "Come and Get Your Happiness", "On the Good Ship Lollipop", "Animal Crackers in My Soup", "When I'm with You", "Oh My Goodness", "Goodnight, My Love", "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers"
Stand-In1937performer: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" 1934 - uncredited
Heidi1937performer: "In Our Little Wooden Shoes" 1937, "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name" 1774, "Silent Night" 1818 - uncredited
Wee Willie Winkie1937performer: "Auld Lang Syne" 1788 - uncredited
Stowaway1936performer: "Goodnight, My Love" 1936, "You Gotta S-M-I-L-E To Be H-A-Double-P-Y" 1936, "That's What I Want for Christmas" 1935 uncredited
Dimples1936performer: "The Gospel Train", "Hey, What Did the Blue Jay Say?" 1936, "He Was a Dandy" 1936, "Picture Me Without You" 1936, "Dixie-anna" 1936 - uncredited
Poor Little Rich Girl1936performer: "When I'm with You" 1936, "Oh My Goodness" 1936, "You've Gotta Eat Your Spinach, Baby" 1936, "But Definitely" 1936, "Buy a Bar of Barry's" 1936, "Military Man" 1936, "Peck's Theme" 1936 - uncredited
Captain January1936lyrics: "Chi mi freno in tal momento?" 1835 - uncredited / performer: "At the Codfish Ball" 1936, "The Right Somebody to Love" 1936, "Early Bird" 1936, "Asleep in the Deep" 1897 uncredited, "Chi mi freno in tal momento?" 1835 uncredited
The Littlest Rebel1935"Polly Wolly Doodle" 1880, uncredited / music: "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms" 1808 - uncredited / performer: "Polly Wolly Doodle" 1880, "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms" 1808, " I Wish I Was in Dixie's Land" 1860 - uncredited
Curly Top1935performer: "Animal Crackers in My Soup" 1935, "When I Grow Up" 1935, "Curly Top" 1935 - uncredited
Our Little Girl19351935, performer: "Lullaby to a Doll", uncredited
The Little Colonel1935performer: "Love's Young Dream", "My Old Kentucky Home" 1853 - uncredited
Bright Eyes1934performer: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" 1934 - uncredited
Now and Forever1934performer: "The World Owes Me a Living" - uncredited
Baby Take a Bow1934performer: "On Account-a I Love You" 1934 - uncredited
Little Miss Marker1934performer: "Laugh You Son of a Gun" 1934
Stand Up and Cheer!1934performer: "Baby, Take a Bow" 1934 - uncredited
Kid in Hollywood1933Short performer: "We Just Couldn't Say Good-Bye"
Glad Rags to Riches1933Short performer: "A Bird in a Gilded Cage" - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story2001TV Movie book - as Shirley Temple Black

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Special Collector's Edition2014TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
The Comeback Kids2014TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
1 a Minute2010Documentary acknowlegment: Breast Cancer Survivor - as Shirley Temple Black

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Lifetime Achievement Award
Hollywood Legends: Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley Temple2001Video documentaryHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends1999TV Special documentaryHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1998TV Movie documentaryHerself - Honoree
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Past Winner (uncredited)
Marisa Tomei's Salute to Shirley Temple1996TV MovieHerself
Wogan1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Tournament of Roses Parade1989TV MovieHerself - Grand Marshal (as Shirley Temple-Black)
Sonya Live in L.A.1988TV SeriesHerself
Attitudes1988TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning1988TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight1988TV SeriesHerself
The Princess Grace Foundation Special Gala Tribute to Cary Grant1988TV MovieHerself
The 5th Annual American Cinema Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHerself
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentaryHerself
People Are Talking with Ann Fraser and Ross McGowan1978TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala1977TV MovieHerself
Donahue1976TV SeriesHerself - Guest
V.I.P.-Schaukel1975TV Series documentaryHerself
Parkinson1972TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1972TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
Shirley Temple v Praze1969Documentary short
Hinter den Sternen - Kulissengespräche über das internationale Showgeschäft1968TV Series documentaryHerself
Shirley Temple's Storybook1958-1961TV SeriesHerself - Narrator / Herself - Hostess / Herself - Storyteller / ...
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards1961TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Juvenile Award to Hayley Mills
The 11th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1959TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1958-1959TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show1954TV SeriesHerself - Guest
American Creed1946ShortHerself
Our Girl Shirley1942Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 11938Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 91938Short documentaryHerself - Oscar Presenter
20th Century Fox Promotional Film1936Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
The Hollywood Gad-About1934Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
The Oscars2014TV SpecialHerself - Actress (In Memoriam) (as Shirley Temple Black)
The EE British Academy Film Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
Shooting the Hollywood Stars2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Animation Lookback2009TV Series documentaryHerself
To Oz! The Making of a Classic2009Video documentary shortHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression2009Video documentaryHerself
The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond2009Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Private Screenings2006TV SeriesShirley Blake / Annie Rooney
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHerself
Biography1995-2005TV Series documentaryHerself
American Masters1997-2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Christmas from Hollywood2003Video documentaryHerself
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
72nd Annual Academy Awards Pre-Show2000TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 21999TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Fox Studios Australia: The Grand Opening1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Classified X1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Frank Capra's American Dream1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Inside the Dream Factory1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHerself
The Our Gang Story1994Video documentaryHerself / Morelegs Sweettrick / Annie Rooney
Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling1993TV MovieHerself
60 Minutes: The Entertainers1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Shirley Temple: Hollywood's Biggest Little Superstar1991VideoHerself
Hollywood on Parade1990Video documentaryHerself
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic1990TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 1930's: Music, Memories & Milestones1988Video documentaryHerself - with Eddie Cantor
Moonlighting1988TV SeriesHerself
Muppet Babies1988TV Series
America Censored1985TV Movie documentaryElizabeth Blair
That's Dancing!1985DocumentaryHerself (clip from "The Little Colonel")
Going Hollywood: The '30s1984Documentary
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage1983DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Hollywood's Children1982TV Movie documentaryHerself
Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-19531979TV Movie documentaryHerself - Canada-Hollywood Dinner (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryActress 'Fort Apache (uncredited)
That's Action1977DocumentaryHerself
America at the Movies1976DocumentaryShirley Blake
The Biggest Little Star of the 30's1976ShortHerself
Hooray for Hollywood1975DocumentaryHerself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime1975DocumentaryHerself
M*A*S*H1975TV SeriesVirginia Cary
Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals1974TV MovieHerself
The Walt Disney Story1973Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed1968TV Movie documentaryHerself / Various Roles (uncredited)
The Love Goddesses1965DocumentaryHerself
The Sound of Laughter1963DocumentaryLa Belle Diaperina, saloon singer
The Victors1963Herself (uncredited)
Days of Infamy1962Short documentaryHerself - Visits RCAF Base
Project XX1960TV Series documentaryHerself - Actress
Take It or Leave It1944Clip from 'Stand Up and Cheer' (uncredited)
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards1940Documentary shortHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Life Achievement AwardScreen Actors Guild Awards
1992Career Achievement AwardNational Board of Review, USA
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1500 Vine Street.
1935Juvenile AwardAcademy Awards, USA

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TitleSalary
Fort Apache (1948)$110,000
Since You Went Away (1944)$2,200 (per week)
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)$75 /week
Pardon My Pups (1934)$1,000 /wk+$35,000 bonus at the end of each film to be held in trust until contract is over+$250/wk for her mother
Kid in Hollywood (1933)$150 /week
Red-Haired Alibi (1932)$50 (two days)
Fort Apache (1948)$110,000
Since You Went Away (1944)$2,200 (per week)
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)$75 /week
Pardon My Pups (1934)$1,000 /wk+$35,000 bonus at the end of each film to be held in trust until contract is over+$250/wk for her mother
Kid in Hollywood (1933)$150 /week
Red-Haired Alibi (1932)$50 (two days)

#Fact
1Was bitten by on finger by baby alligator that belonged to exotic animal trainer Ralph Helfer.
2United States Ambassador to Ghana (1974).
3Recipient of Kennedy Center Honors (1998).
4United States Delegate to the United Nations (1969).
5United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1989).
6She was the last surviving film star mentioned in the song "Let's Go to the Movies" featured in the film version of Annie (1982).
7Received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild. [January 2006]
8Presented with the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award by Dakota Fanning and Jamie Lee Curtis. [January 2006]
9Temple was Buddy Ebsen's best friend and he used to be her dancing partner.
10She was a Girl Scout.
11On Easter Sunday 1936, Joel McCrea sent Shirley a live bunny as a gift.
12She was considered for the role of Veda Pierce in the Joan Crawford drama Mildred Pierce (1945), which went to Ann Blyth.
13In the summer of 1976, she was named Chief of Protocol for the State Department.
14In the fall of 1974, she was appointed American Ambassador to Ghana. Her excellent record during her two years in that position prompted Henry Kissinger to refer to her as "able and tough".
15She was elected to the board of directors of Walt Disney Productions in May 1974.
16In 1972, she was sworn in as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the President's Council on Environment. It was while serving in that position that she underwent a radical mastectomy. Her valorous handling of the publicity about the operation brought courage to thousands of women.
17She was named a delegate to the United Nations, in 1969, by President Richard Nixon.
18In 1967, she ran against Paul McCloskey in the Republican primary for California's 11th Congressional District. McCloskey won with 52,878 votes to her 34,521. One of the newspaper headlines read: "McCloskey Torpedoes Good Ship Lollypop".
19From 1964 through 1966, she chaired the program division of the San Francisco Film Festival. She resigned that position when she objected to the "pornographic" content of Mai Zetterling's Nattlek (1966).
20In 1965, she filmed a television pilot called "Go Fight City Hall" but it did not sell.
21While at MGM in 1941, Shirley's mother turned down Babes on Broadway (1941), Panama Hattie (1942), National Velvet (1944), an Andy Hardy entry and Barnacle Bill (1941) for Shirley as not showcasing the child star properly. MGM finally put her into Kathleen (1941) and settled her contract.
22Her two reputations (child star and ambassador) were once parodied on Saturday Night Live (1975). In the skit, Temple (played by Laraine Newman) is ambassador to Ghana, but still in her cute child star persona. She cutely talks Ghana's president (Garrett Morris) out of waging wars.
23Aunt of Marina Black.
24When Gary Cooper first met her on the set of their movie Now and Forever (1934), he asked for her autograph.
25She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
26Was pregnant with daughter Linda Susan "Susie" Agar (later changed to Black), during the filming of That Hagen Girl (1947).
27While her first daughter was delivered naturally, her son and her second daughter Lori Black were delivered by Caesarean.
28Her childhood home is located at 231 Rockingham Avenue, Los Angeles, California (Brentwood).
29A vocal supporter of the Vietnam War, when running for Congress as a Republican in 1967 she consistently argued that the US needed to send more troops to Southeast Asia.
30Close friends with and supporter of Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.
31In a 1988 interview with Larry King, she stated that out of the $3 million she generated for 20th Century-Fox she only saw $45,000 in her trust fund.
32A non-alcoholic cocktail, "The Shirley Temple", was created in her honor. It consists of ginger ale (or 7-Up), grenadine and orange juice, topped with a maraschino cherry and a slice of lemon.
33September 9, 1936: She received a new contract from 20th Century-Fox, retroactive, paying her over $50,000 per film.
34At age 6, she was the youngest presenter at the Oscars ever. She presented the "Best Actress" award in 1935. The winner was Claudette Colbert.
35Bill Robinson (aka "Bojangles Robinson") was her idol when she was a child, and she got to work with him on four pictures.
36November 1, 2006: She broke her wrist in a fall at her Northern California home.
37She presented Walt Disney with his special Academy Award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). It was a standard-sized Oscar with seven little Oscars.
38She calls it corny but admitted that she fell in love with Charles Black at first sight. They met while she was in Honolulu. He was working for a shipping company, there, at the time.
39Second husband, Charles Black, was a businessman and maritime issues consultant. He served on a Commerce Department advisory committee and several National Research Council panels. He also co-founded a Massachusetts-based company that developed unmanned deep-ocean search and survey imaging systems. He died of bone marrow disease at age 86 in 2005. It had been diagnosed three years earlier.
40According to author Garry Wills in "John Wayne's America", director John Ford had serious issues with women, which carried over onto his sets. When he made Wee Willie Winkie (1937) with Shirley, she was a child as well as the top box office star in America and he treated her well. When she was cast in Fort Apache (1948), she was a young woman and he did not. Like her role in Wee Willie Winkie (1937), she played the "cute but unmanageable troublemaker at the post" who is befriended by and relies on an avuncular sergeant, both times played by Victor McLaglen. McLaglen had been blackballed by Ford for the previous seven years, but was brought back into the Ford stock company with this film. When Ford met Shirley, whose husband John Agar he had also cast in the picture, he rudely asked her, "Now where did you go to school, Shirley? Did you graduate?".
41Was named #18 Actress, The American Film Institutes 50 Greatest Screen Legends.
422005: Premiere Magazine ranked her as #33 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature.
43At age six she became the first recipient of the juvenile Academy Award. To this day she is the youngest person ever to receive an Academy Award. After receiving her award from actor/writer Irvin S. Cobb, she politely thanked him, then turned to her mother and asked, "Mommy, can I go home now?" Many years later, in an appearance on the 1984 Oscar show, Temple explained what had happened. At the 1935 Oscar banquet, her special award was one of the last to be presented that evening. She had been forced to sit through the entire awards ceremony, watching all the other awards being handed out. By the time she got her award, at about 10:00 p.m., she was exhausted and ready to go home to bed.
44When she was a teenager her bodyguard was Louis Dean Palmer, whom she called "Palmtree".
45She was voted the 38th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
46Auditioned twice to be in "Our Gang" / "The Little Rascals". She apparently failed the first audition, and made the second while she was appearing in the "Baby Burlesks" series. "Our Gang" director Robert F. McGowan refused to agree to Shirley's mother's request that Shirley receive star billing with "Our Gang", so she didn't get in.
47Appears on the cover of The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
48She learned her trade at Meglin's, a popular talent school. Judy Garland was once a fellow "Meglin Kiddie".
49Shirley Jones and Shirley MacLaine were both named after her.
50She became a Dame of Malta, although not from the officially recognized Roman Catholic order but rather from a non-Roman Catholic-unaffiliated entity.
51Her mother, Gertrude Temple, did her hair in pin curls for each movie. Every hairstyle had exactly 56 curls.
52Has three children: Linda Susan Agar, whom Charles Black later adopted, (b. January 30, 1948), Charles Black Jr. (aka Charles Alden Black Jr. "Charlie") (born in Bethesda, Maryland on April 24, 1952) and Lori Black (aka Lori Alden Black) (b. April 9, 1954). Oddly enough, both daughters were not only born in the same hospital in Santa Monica, CA, but both were delivered by the same doctor who had delivered Shirley herself.
53When she was seven years old her life was insured with Lloyd's of London, and the contract stipulated that no benefits would be paid if the child film star met with death or injury while intoxicated.
54She was considered to play Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939), and there are several stories about why she didn't. One is that 20th Century-Fox refused to lend her to MGM. Another was that MGM considered her singing limitations "insurmountable". In either case, Judy Garland got the part.
55When she was to play the role of Beauty in a production of "Beauty and the Beast," she was amused when her then very young daughter remarked, "Gee, Mom, you'll make a swell Beast!".
56Her daughter "Lorax" (Lori Black) was the bass player for the rock band The Melvins .
57Charles Black, the San Francisco businessman she married after divorcing John Agar, admitted to her, while they were courting, that he had never seen any of her movies.
58United States Chief of Protocol (1976).
59United States Ambassador to Ghana (1974).
60Recipient of Kennedy Center Honors (1998).
61United States Delegate to the United Nations (1969).
62United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (1989).
63She was the last surviving film star mentioned in the song "Let's Go to the Movies" featured in the film version of Annie (1982).
64Received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild. [January 2006]
65Presented with the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award by Dakota Fanning and Jamie Lee Curtis. [January 2006]
66Temple was Buddy Ebsen's best friend and he used to be her dancing partner.
67She was a Girl Scout.
68On Easter Sunday 1936, Joel McCrea sent Shirley a live bunny as a gift.
69She was considered for the role of Veda Pierce in the Joan Crawford drama Mildred Pierce (1945), which went to Ann Blyth.
70In the summer of 1976, she was named Chief of Protocol for the State Department.
71In the fall of 1974, she was appointed American Ambassador to Ghana. Her excellent record during her two years in that position prompted Henry Kissinger to refer to her as "able and tough".
72She was elected to the board of directors of Walt Disney Productions in May 1974.
73In 1972, she was sworn in as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the President's Council on Environment. It was while serving in that position that she underwent a radical mastectomy. Her valorous handling of the publicity about the operation brought courage to thousands of women.
74She was named a delegate to the United Nations, in 1969, by President Richard Nixon.
75In 1967, she ran against Paul McCloskey in the Republican primary for California's 11th Congressional District. McCloskey won with 52,878 votes to her 34,521. One of the newspaper headlines read: "McCloskey Torpedoes Good Ship Lollypop".
76From 1964 through 1966, she chaired the program division of the San Francisco Film Festival. She resigned that position when she objected to the "pornographic" content of Mai Zetterling's Nattlek (1966).
77In 1965, she filmed a television pilot called "Go Fight City Hall" but it did not sell.
78While at MGM in 1941, Shirley's mother turned down Babes on Broadway (1941), Panama Hattie (1942), National Velvet (1944), an Andy Hardy entry and Barnacle Bill (1941) for Shirley as not showcasing the child star properly. MGM finally put her into Kathleen (1941) and settled her contract.
79Her two reputations (child star and ambassador) were once parodied on Saturday Night Live (1975). In the skit, Temple (played by Laraine Newman) is ambassador to Ghana, but still in her cute child star persona. She cutely talks Ghana's president (Garrett Morris) out of waging wars.
80Aunt of Marina Black.
81When Gary Cooper first met her on the set of their movie Now and Forever (1934), he asked for her autograph.
82She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
83Was pregnant with daughter Linda Susan "Susie" Agar (later changed to Black), during the filming of That Hagen Girl (1947).
84While her first daughter was delivered naturally, her son and her second daughter Lori Black were delivered by Caesarean.
85Her childhood home is located at 231 Rockingham Avenue, Los Angeles, California (Brentwood).
86A vocal supporter of the Vietnam War, when running for Congress as a Republican in 1967 she consistently argued that the US needed to send more troops to Southeast Asia.
87Close friends with and supporter of Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.
88In a 1988 interview with Larry King, she stated that out of the $3 million she generated for 20th Century-Fox she only saw $45,000 in her trust fund.
89A non-alcoholic cocktail, "The Shirley Temple", was created in her honor. It consists of ginger ale (or 7-Up), grenadine and orange juice, topped with a maraschino cherry and a slice of lemon.
90September 9, 1936: She received a new contract from 20th Century-Fox, retroactive, paying her over $50,000 per film.
91At age 6, she was the youngest presenter at the Oscars ever. She presented the "Best Actress" award in 1935. The winner was Claudette Colbert.
92Bill Robinson (aka "Bojangles Robinson") was her idol when she was a child, and she got to work with him on four pictures.
93November 1, 2006: She broke her wrist in a fall at her Northern California home.
94She presented Walt Disney with his special Academy Award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). It was a standard-sized Oscar with seven little Oscars.
95She calls it corny but admitted that she fell in love with Charles Black at first sight. They met while she was in Honolulu. He was working for a shipping company, there, at the time.
96Second husband, Charles Black, was a businessman and maritime issues consultant. He served on a Commerce Department advisory committee and several National Research Council panels. He also co-founded a Massachusetts-based company that developed unmanned deep-ocean search and survey imaging systems. He died of bone marrow disease at age 86 in 2005. It had been diagnosed three years earlier.
97According to author Garry Wills in "John Wayne's America", director John Ford had serious issues with women, which carried over onto his sets. When he made Wee Willie Winkie (1937) with Shirley, she was a child as well as the top box office star in America and he treated her well. When she was cast in Fort Apache (1948), she was a young woman and he did not. Like her role in Wee Willie Winkie (1937), she played the "cute but unmanageable troublemaker at the post" who is befriended by and relies on an avuncular sergeant, both times played by Victor McLaglen. McLaglen had been blackballed by Ford for the previous seven years, but was brought back into the Ford stock company with this film. When Ford met Shirley, whose husband John Agar he had also cast in the picture, he rudely asked her, "Now where did you go to school, Shirley? Did you graduate?".
98Was named #18 Actress, The American Film Institutes 50 Greatest Screen Legends.
992005: Premiere Magazine ranked her as #33 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature.
100At age six she became the first recipient of the juvenile Academy Award. To this day she is the youngest person ever to receive an Academy Award. After receiving her award from actor/writer 'Irvin S. Cobb' (QV), she politely thanked him, then turned to her mother and asked, "Mommy, can I go home now?" Many years later, in an appearance on the 1984 Oscar show, Temple explained what had happened. At the 1935 Oscar banquet, her special award was one of the last to be presented that evening. She had been forced to sit through the entire awards ceremony, watching all the other awards being handed out. By the time she got her award, at about 10:00 p.m., she was exhausted and ready to go home to bed.
101When she was a teenager her bodyguard was Louis Dean Palmer, whom she called "Palmtree".
102She was voted the 38th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
103Briefly considered for the role of Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939), but it was determined that her singing limitations were "insurmountable", and Judy Garland, MGM's first choice, was cast instead.
104Auditioned twice to be in "Our Gang" / "The Little Rascals". She apparently failed the first audition, and made the second while she was appearing in the "Baby Burlesks" series. "Our Gang" director Robert F. McGowan refused to agree to Shirley's mother's request that Shirley receive star billing with "Our Gang", so she didn't get in.
105Appears on the cover of The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
106From the late 1960s onward she was increasingly active in Republican Party politics. She served as US ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia and held other government positions.
107She learned her trade at Meglin's, a popular talent school. Judy Garland was once a fellow "Meglin Kiddie".
108Shirley Jones and Shirley MacLaine were both named after her.
109She became a Dame of Malta, although not from the officially recognized Roman Catholic order but rather from a non-Roman Catholic-unaffiliated entity.
110Her mother, Gertrude Temple, did her hair in pin curls for each movie. Every hairstyle had exactly 56 curls.
111Has three children: Linda Susan Agar, whom Charles Black later adopted, (b. January 30, 1948), Charles Black Jr. (aka Charles Alden Black Jr. "Charlie") (born in Bethesda, Maryland on April 24, 1952) and Lori Black (aka Lori Alden Black) (b. April 9, 1954). Oddly enough, both daughters were not only born in the same hospital in Santa Monica, CA, but both were delivered by the same doctor who had delivered Shirley herself.
112When she was seven years old her life was insured with Lloyd's of London, and the contract stipulated that no benefits would be paid if the child film star met with death or injury while intoxicated.
113She was supposed to play Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939), and there are several stories about why she didn't. One is that 20th Century-Fox refused to lend her to MGM. Another was that MGM considered her singing talent "insurmountable". In either case, Judy Garland got the part.
114When she was to play the role of Beauty in a production of "Beauty and the Beast", she was amused when her then very young daughter remarked, "Gee, Mom, you'll make a swell Beast!".
115Her daughter "Lorax" (Lori Black) was the bass player for the rock band The Melvins .
116In recent years, she openly admitted to a mastectomy operation, perhaps the first public figure ever to do so, and she encouraged other women who required the surgery to follow her example without fear.
117Charles Black, the San Francisco businessman she married after divorcing John Agar, admitted to her, while they were courting, that he had never seen any of her movies.

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1We would have to invent the U.N if we did not have it, which is not an original thought.
2When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I've been getting younger ever since.
3I work a 17-hour day, and I'm personally responsible for 108 staff members in the embassy.
4I ran for Congress just once.
5Good luck needs no explanation.
6Sunnybrook Farm is now a parking lot; the petticoats are in the garbage can, where they belong in the modern world; and I detest censorship.
7[on her adult experiences as a former child star] I do get pinched a lot. Mostly it's women, my peer group and even older than I am, and I'm old. They tend to want to touch. If I go on a tour I'll get pinched on the arm, the back, the cheeks, the chin. They say, "You're so cute", or "You were so cute". Then they hang on, and I come home black and blue. It's a hazard.
8I was so short that I became an expert in belts and shoes and people's hands and handbags. I learned that I liked the working crew the most, more than the stars. I liked the guys that I worked with very, very much. It was my extended family. The crew worked on almost all of my films. We had a marvelous time. I had a "Shirley Temple Police Force" and all of the crowd and various celebrities I would have join my force. I was very careful that they kept their badges polished, and if they lost them there was a big fine. If they gave them away, there was a bigger fine. We had just so much fun. I teased them a lot, too, particularly the cameramen, who had a lot of trouble with me.
9When I saw work shoes I would know that that person worked. I was very worried about people with shiny, pointed shoes as a child.
10[to the Screen Actors Guild' in 2005] I've been blessed with three wonderful careers - motion pictures and television, wife, mother and grandmother, and diplomatic services for the United States government. I have one piece of advice for those of you who want to receive the "Lifetime Achievement Award". Start early.
11I class myself with Rin Tin Tin. People in the Depression wanted something to cheer them up, and they fell in love with a dog and a little girl.
12I'm not too proud of the movies I made as a grownup except for That Hagen Girl (1947), which nobody remembers but which gave me a chance to act.
13Shirley Temple doesn't hurt Shirley Temple Black. Shirley Temple helps Shirley Temple Black. She is thought of as a friend--which I am!
14One famous movie executive who shall remain nameless, exposed himself to me in his office. "Mr X", I said, "I thought you were a producer, not an exhibitor".
15Any star can be devoured by human adoration, sparkle by sparkle.
16I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
17We would have to invent the U.N if we did not have it, which is not an original thought.
18When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I've been getting younger ever since.
19I work a 17-hour day, and I'm personally responsible for 108 staff members in the embassy.
20I ran for Congress just once.
21Good luck needs no explanation.
22Sunnybrook Farm is now a parking lot; the petticoats are in the garbage can, where they belong in the modern world; and I detest censorship.
23[on her adult experiences as a former child star] I do get pinched a lot. Mostly it's women, my peer group and even older than I am, and I'm old. They tend to want to touch. If I go on a tour I'll get pinched on the arm, the back, the cheeks, the chin. They say, "You're so cute", or "You were so cute". Then they hang on, and I come home black and blue. It's a hazard.
24I was so short that I became an expert in belts and shoes and people's hands and handbags. I learned that I liked the working crew the most, more than the stars. I liked the guys that I worked with very, very much. It was my extended family. The crew worked on almost all of my films. We had a marvelous time. I had a "Shirley Temple Police Force" and all of the crowd and various celebrities I would have join my force. I was very careful that they kept their badges polished, and if they lost them there was a big fine. If they gave them away, there was a bigger fine. We had just so much fun. I teased them a lot, too, particularly the cameramen, who had a lot of trouble with me.
25When I saw work shoes I would know that that person worked. I was very worried about people with shiny, pointed shoes as a child.
26[to the Screen Actors Guild' in 2005] I've been blessed with three wonderful careers - motion pictures and television, wife, mother and grandmother, and diplomatic services for the United States government. I have one piece of advice for those of you who want to receive the "Lifetime Achievement Award". Start early.
27I class myself with Rin Tin Tin. People in the Depression wanted something to cheer them up, and they fell in love with a dog and a little girl.
28I'm not too proud of the movies I made as a grownup except for That Hagen Girl (1947), which nobody remembers but which gave me a chance to act.
29Shirley Temple doesn't hurt Shirley Temple Black. Shirley Temple helps Shirley Temple Black. She is thought of as a friend--which I am!
30One famous movie executive who shall remain nameless, exposed himself to me in his office. "Mr X", I said, "I thought you were a producer, not an exhibitor".
31Any star can be devoured by human adoration, sparkle by sparkle.
32I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

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