5 Of Our Favorite Shirley Temple Clips


Shirley Temple Black, the former child star with the corkscrew curls we’ll never forget, passed away on Monday at the age of 85.

Temple Black started acting at the age of three and quickly rose to the heights of Hollywood fame. She sang and tap-danced her way through a series of beloved feature films that raised the spirits of millions during the Great Depression.
When at the age of 8, she saw crowds of adoring fans shouting their love, “I wondered why,” she recalled. “I asked my mother, and she said, ‘Because your films make them happy.'”
Her most famous movies included “Heidi,” “The Little Colonel,” “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm,” and “Bright Eyes,” which featured her signature song “On the Good Ship Lollipop.”
She retired from acting at the age of 22 and later embarked on a new career as a foreign diplomat, serving as the U.S. ambassador to Ghana as well as Czechoslovakia. 
“We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a
diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, and adored wife of fifty-five years of the late and
much missed Charles Alden Black,” read a statement from her family.
She is survived by her children, Susan, Charlie
Jr., and Lori, her granddaughter Teresa and her great-granddaughters
Lily and Emma.
To celebrate Shirley Temple Black’s life and her legacy, we’ve put together a few of our favorite clips below: 
1. “Baby Take A Bow”
2. Animal Crackers In My Soup (from “Curly Top”)
3. Shirley Temple and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (from “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm”)
4. Auld Lang Syne (from “Wee Willy Winkie”)
and of course….
5. On The Good Ship Lollipop
What was your favorite Shirley Temple film?
Image credit: By Michael L. Kaufman at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons



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