Thread: Shirley Temple Black, iconic child star, dies at 85

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    Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85.
    Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif., according to publicist Cheryl J. Kagan. No cause was given.


    http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-shirley-temple-black-20140211,0,1264780.story#ixzz2t3deJDo1
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      Shirley Temple really was the phenomenon, her legacy transcended generations. Kids today might not know who Clark Gable is, but I bet they recognize the name Shirley Temple.

      For those of you who haven't been acquainted with America's Little Sweeheart, here's a clip of one of my personal favorite Shirley Temple songs, On The Good Ship Lollipop, enjoy!

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        No doubt, a marathon of her movies will be on TCM soon.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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          I know this sounds like a horrible attempt at a joke, but I honestly thought she died years ago.
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            Quote by Derk
            I know this sounds like a horrible attempt at a joke, but I honestly thought she died years ago.


            So did I. But I guess it doesn't always occur to me when a child star from the 30s is still alive today.
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              I saw her make an appearance a few years back at the Academy Awards or somewhere.
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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                In 1967 she ran for the House of Representatives as a Republican candidate in California but lost out to longtime Congressman Pete McCloskey. She ran on a platform that called for the continuation of the Viet Nam War.
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                  Quote by SchwinnGirl
                  In 1967 she ran for the House of Representatives as a Republican candidate in California but lost out to longtime Congressman Pete McCloskey. She ran on a platform that called for the continuation of the Viet Nam War.


                  but who cares about that? she was a national treasure.
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                    Quote by SchwinnGirl
                    In 1967 she ran for the House of Representatives as a Republican candidate in California but lost out to longtime Congressman Pete McCloskey. She ran on a platform that called for the continuation of the Viet Nam War.


                    but who cares about that? she was a national treasure.


                    Yeah, it's totally stupid to care about the politics of someone who had so much cultural influence. Especially in an era where child stars were often used and exploited as political pawns to further a harmful agenda. My bad.
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