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- Curls and dimples: Shirley Temple dies at 85 Updated: Feb-11-14 2:54 pm
- Bush salutes Temple's work as actor, ambassador Updated: Feb-11-14 2:52 pm
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LOS ANGELES - The praises of Shirley Temple are being sung by celebrities across Hollywood who remembered her as America's prolific little darling.
She was the biggest of child stars. She was the top U.S. box-office draw from 1935 to 1938, bigger than Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper or Joan Crawford. She kept children singing "On the Good Ship Lollipop" for generations, retired from acting at age 21 and went on to a diplomatic career. Here's a look at the life of Shirley Temple, who died Monday at age 85:
Any kid who ever tap-danced at a talent show or put on a curly wig and auditioned for "Annie" can only dream of being as beloved - or as important - as Shirley Temple.
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush is saluting Shirley Temple not just for her acting work, but for her service as an ambassador to the Czech Republic.
NEW YORK - Shirley Temple got her first ambassador appointment after Secretary of State Henry Kissinger heard her discussing Namibia at a party and, in her words, was "surprised that I even knew the word."