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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple Black dies at 85.

Shirley Temple Black died Monday night in her Northern California home. She was the most famous child actress in the United States during the depression era and her movies are still favorites to many. Her singing and dancing inspired me when I was growing up. Although I didn't turn into a dancer, she helped launch my music career.

Shirley Temple Black retired from Hollywood around age twenty and later she became a diplomat in the 1960's. She was known for her breast cancer advocacy after having a mastectomy. With her help, women were encouraged to not be afraid and speak up about women's health.

Ms. Black served as a diplomat to Czechoslovakia and Ghana during the cold war. She was considered to be an amazing diplomat who believed that women should have a voice in politics. She was married for 50 years and was a beloved mother and grandmother.

Do you have any memories of Shirley Temple? I remember watching her movies all through my life. They were uplifting and inspiring whenever I watched them. Although I grew up in Los Angeles, I never saw her in person. 

~Rest In Peace, Shirley Temple Black~

6 comments:

  1. I was sad to read that she had died. Shirley Temple movies are (and still are) a favorite "feel good" thing to do for me. She was SO talented at such a young age. And her movies just make you uplifted. What an interesting life she led... a grand lady. May her family be comforted, and may she rest in peace.

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    1. Retta: She made me realize that anything is possible.

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  2. There was something very special about her. I enjoyed her movies and still do. There's something timeless about her.

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    1. Mary: I like the word timeless because she still is watched today.

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  3. She was a special person and a real inspiration for young girls and women.

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