films, couple, death … Biography of the Oscar-winning actress at 6 years old

SHIRLEY TEMPLE BIOGRAPHY. Google pays tribute to Shirley Temple in the doodle of the day on the anniversary of the opening of a museum in her honor in Santa Monica.

[Mis à jour le 9 juin 2021 à 10h00] This June 9, 2021, Google has decided to pay tribute to the actress of the golden age of Hollywood, Shirley Temple. Six years ago, on June 9, 2015, the “Love, Shirley Temple” museum was opened in her honor and traces her meteoric career. Because this actress has established herself as a true American icon, both as an actress and singer and then as a diplomat.

Shirley Temple is the first child star in Hollywood history to be known worldwide. In the 1930s and 1940s, when she was only a teenager, she was an icon in the world of cinema. She won her first Oscar, the Oscar for young actors (now defunct), in 1935, when she was barely six years old. In his filmography, we find great classics of cinema, such as Baby Burlesks, Stand Up and Cheer !, Shirley aviatrix or Heidi. Her last film, A kiss for Corliss, was released in 1949: she was only twenty years old when she ended her acting career, to turn to politics. She was notably United States delegate to the United Nations then ambassador, first to Ghana, then to Czechoslovakia.

Born April 23, 1928 in Santa Monica (United States), Shirley Temple was only four years old when she started in Kid’s Last Stand in 1932. She made numerous films and became a child star in the mid-1930s. She remained famous for her roles in This is forever (1934) in her role as a moralizing little girl and for which she received a Youth Oscar, The mascot of the regiment (1937), Heidi (1937) or again The Fort Apache Massacre (1948). In 1949, at the age of 20, she ended her acting career to pursue a career in politics. A member of the Republican Party, she became ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976 and then to Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992. Shirley Temple died on February 10, 2014, at the age of 85.

In 1945, Shirley Temple married actor John Agar, when she was only 17 years old. Together, they will have a child, Linda Susan Agar, born three years after their union. However, this marriage will not last, since the couple divorces in 1950. Shirley Temple then marries the businessman Charlie Black, who had never seen the actress in any film before. Happy in marriage, they will have two children, Lori and Charlie. They will stay together until Charlie Black’s death on August 4, 2005. He passed away from myelodysplastic syndrome.

Shirley Temple died on February 10, 2014. She was 85 years old, and had retired for several years from media and political life. The actress suffered from a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which took her away. She died in Woodside, California.

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