Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple was a world renowned actress at a very young age. She was in many films and was adored worldwide. She was popular when the Great Depression was in play. Everyone knew her as a little dancing girl with curly red hair, and still that’s how she is remembered today. Shirley Temple was a very famous child star during the 1930’s and her legacy still lives today.

Shirley Temple was born on April 23, 1928, in Santa Monica, California, and was a leading child film actress during the Great Depression. (Shirley Temple n. pag.) Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. (Biography for Shirley Temple n. pag.) Shirley Jane Temple was born to a banker and a housewife with two older children, on April 23, 1928, in Santa Monica, California. (Shirley Temple n. pag.) Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! (Biography for Shirley Temple n. pag.) Temple's mother capitalized on the toddler's natural flair for dancing by enrolling her in dance classes at the age of 3 1/2.(Shirley Temple n. pag.) When Temple was just 3 years old, she landed a contract with Educational Pictures and made her acting debut in a string of low-budget movies dubbed "Baby Burlesques." (Shirley Temple n. pag.) Her father became her agent and financial adviser.(Shirley Temple n. pag.) Her first contract was with Educational Pictures Inc., for whom she worked in 1932 and 1933. (Shirley Temple Black n. pag.) She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. (Biography for Shirley Temple n. pag.) Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in her films and they ultimately bought millions of dollars worth of products that had her likene...

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called Temple "Little Miss Miracle" for raising the public's morale during times of economic hardship, even going so far as to say that, "as long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be all right."(Shirley Temple n. pag.)

Black overcame a great challenge in 1972 when she successfully battled breast cancer.(Shirley Temple Black n. pag.)

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“Shirley Temple.” A&E. 20 Nov. 2013. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.

“Biography for Shirley Temple.” amazon. 21 Nov. 2013. Web. 21 Nov. 2013.

“Shirley Temple Black.” Encyclopedia of World Biography. 21 Nov. 2013. 21 Nov. 2013 .
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