Born, Shirley Jane Temple on April 23, 1928 in Santa Monica, California.
Shirley Temple started acting at the ripe old age of 3. To this day, she holds the record for being the youngest person to receive an Academy Award.
Shirley Temple acted in 40 plus movies during her career and all of them were years before I was born, but thanks to syndication, reruns and all that other TV network speak, my family and I were able to watch many of her most well known movies like, Heidi, The Little Princess, The Little Colonel, Curly Top, and Bright Eyes, to name a few.
Shirley Temple died at the age of 85, on February 10, 2014 at her home in Woodside, California with her family and caregivers by her side.
Her movies and songs will live on and on. One of her most famous songs is “On the Good Ship Lollipop” from the movie “Bright Eyes” in 1934.
Wikipedia has a very detailed history of her life, so I won’t duplicate that here. You can click on this link to go to that web page.