Little Miss. Miracle
A Triple Threat
My purpose in making this website was to teach others about a famous child star that used her talents not only to entertain people in the US but to help people in other countries. The lesson that can be learned is that money is not always the most important thing in life.
On April 23, 1928, Shirley Jane Temple was born in Santa Monica, California. When she was only three years old, Shirley Temple was chosen from a dance class she took to perform in Baby Burlesks. Her first featured film was the musical Stand Up and Cheer in which she was recognized for in 1934. In that same year she also cast in multiple movies, such as Little Miss Marker, Change of Heart, Now I’ll Tell, Now and Forever, and Bright Eyes. In 1935 she became the youngest child to receive an honorary juvenile Oscar at age 6.
Fame made it hard for Shirley Temple to have a normal life. She was not allowed to do the types of things other children did like swimming and playing outside with friends. She was also watched by body guards at all times. Shirley Temple, rebelling against her parents, married her first husband Jack Agar when she was 17. They had one child and divorced in 1949. She married her second husband in 1950. His name was Charles Black and he was a business man from California.
She began her second career in 1969 when she was appointed as a delegate to the United Nations by president Nixon. In 1974 she was appointed as an ambassador to Ghana by president Ford. In 1989 she was appointed ambassador of Czechoslovakia by president Bush. She eared admiration by the well-known Henry Kissinger, who called her “very intelligent, very tough-minded, very disciplined.” Her second husband died in 2005. They had been married for 55 years. Shirley Temple died on February 10, 2014 at the age of 85. She died at home in Woodside, CA.
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"Shirley Temple Black, Actress and Diplomat, Dies at 85." Washington Post. The Washington Post, n.d. Web. 05 Jan. 2015.
"From Child Star to Diplomat: Remembering Shirley Temple Black." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 11 Feb. 2014. Web. 03 Jan. 2015.
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