Former Actress & 1930s Icon Shirley Temple Has Died At Age 85
Reported by Outsiders - 02:18 PM 2014.02.11
Former actress and icon of the 1930s, Shirley Temple Black has died of natural causes at the age of 85.
The pint-sized icon, famous for her ringlet curls and dimples, was 7 years old when she became America's No. 1 box office draw in 1935, and held that title through 1938 with films such as "Curly Top," "Heidi," and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." From 1931 until 1961, "America's Little Darling" appeared in 43 feature films, often showing off her dancing skills. The "Bright Eyes" and "Wee Willie Winkie" star received a special Academy Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution during 1934.
At 22, she retired from making movies completely. Her greatest accomplishment in life is her family, she noted on her website, specifically, "My three children, my granddaughter, and two great-granddaughters," she listed.
Temple Black passed away on Feb. 10 at her Woodside, California, home. She was surrounded by her family and caretakers.