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    Shirley Temple

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    1One Never Knows, Does One? lyrics
    2You Gotta S-M-I-L-E (To Be H-A-Double P-Y) lyrics
    3Baby, Take a Bow [From Stand Up and Cheer] lyrics
    4Now And Forever lyrics
    5But Definitely [From The Poor Little Rich Girl] lyrics
    6Polly-Wolly-Doodle lyrics
    7Baby, Take A Bow lyrics
    I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas lyrics
    9Military Man lyrics
    10In Our Little Wooden Shoes lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    The Songs Of Shirley Temples Films [2001]
    2Vintage Children's No. 03 - Ep: Oh My Goodness [2011]
    3Animal Crackers [2004]
    4The Very Best Of [2001]
    5More Little Miss Wonderful [2009]
    6Early Byrd [2007]


    Shirley Temple (1928-2014)

    Shirley Temple is an American actress and a singer, known for being in Hollywood movies during the 1930s and 1940s. She is known for being in movies during her childhood and teenage years. Her best known movies are "Bright Eyes" 1934, "Curly Top" 1935, "The Littlest Rebel" 1935, Captain January 1936, Dimples 1936, Poor Little Rich Girl 1936, Heidi 1937, "Rebecca of Sunny Brook Farm" 1938, The Little Princess 1939, "Since you went away" 1944 "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxers" 1947, Fort Apache 1948 are the movies she is well known for and is known for her famous song "On the Good Ship Lollipop". She was also an American politician and ambassador later on in her adult years.

    Shirley Temple was born in April 23 1928 to both parents in Santa Monica, California a year before the Great Depression era. Shirley Temples mother encouraged her to sing and dance when she was just a baby, Shirley temple began her carrier when she was a little girl at the age 3 in 1931, her first Hollywood movie was "The Red-Haired Alibi" in 1932. Shirley Temple danced in front of people at the movie theater and Jay Gorney a songwriter had her play in the movie "Stand Up and Cheer!" 1933. and "Baby Take a Bow" 1933 which were 2 of her successful movies and her mother signed a contract with 20th Century Fox Studios for Shirley Temple.

    Shirley Temple was a famous child star and acted in her most famous childhood movie including "Bright Eyes" 1934, "Curly Top" 1935, "The Littlest Rebel" 1935, "Captain January" 1936, "Dimples 1936, "Poor Little Rich Girl" 1936, "Heidi" 1937, "Rebecca of Sunny Brook Farm" 1938, "The Little Princess" 1939. A cartoon of Shirley Temple was in the Donald Duck cartoon "Autograph Hound" 1939 by the Disney company. Shirley Temple entertained people during the Great Depression in America. And the American President Franklin D. Roosevelt said that she helped cheer people up at movie theaters.

    Shirley Temples image was used in merchandising with storybooks, dolls, mugs, and other accessories and made her alot of money.

    But in 1940 her fame declined with 2 movie flops "The Blue Bird" and "Young People" and ended her contract with Fox Studios. She would work for MGM and star in the movie "Babes on Broadway" with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. But her other movies in the 1940s weren't as successful. Shirley Temple was in 2 war movies "Since you went away" and "I'll be seeing you"

    During World War 2, Shirley Temple meant her first boyfriend John Agar who was a sergeant in the Air Corps army. After the war ended in 1945 she married John Agar at the age 17. She was in the movie "Kiss and Tell", "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxers" and was in the cowboy movie "Fort Apace" with her husband, John Wayne, Directed by John Ford. And was in "Adventure in Baltimore" with her husband. Her final movie was A "Kiss for Corliss" Due to the decline in her fame in Hollywood she officially declared that she would retire from being a Hollywood actress.

    In 1949 Shirley Temple divorced her husband John Agar and took custody of her daughter Linda Susan. Then in 1950 she married her second husband Charles Alden Black who served in the US Navy, she would stay together with him until his death in 2005.

    In 1958 Shirley worked for the CBS TV station in a TV show called "Shirley Temple's Storybook" which only lasted for 2 years. She would also be in other TV shows including "The Red Skeleton Show".

    Then Shirley Temple would go into politics in California as a Republican. She would serve American Presidents including Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford during the Vietnam War, and to George H. W. Bush during the Gulf War. She would serve as an American Ambassador to foreign countries in Czechoslovakia where she witnessed the violence and poverty in the Soviet Union. And she served in Ghana West Africa.

    In 1972 Shirley Temple was diagnosed with breast cancer and was the first woman to announce to people on the TV News that she had breast cancer. Her Doctors removed the tumor and she recovered and would live on until 2014.

    On February 10, 2014 Shirley Temple died at age 85 of old age in her home in Woodside, California Surrounded by family members and Shirley Temple fans and a funeral was held for Shirley Temple.

    Today Shirley Temple is considered one of the most famous child star in Hollywood American history.

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