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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Former childhood movie star Shirley Temple Black died Monday night of natural causes at her home near San Francisco, her agent said. She was 85. After beginning acting as a precocious three-year-old, Temple Black became a huge box-office draw in the golden age of Hollywood, commanding a then-unheard of salary of $50,000 per movie. After she retired from filmmaking at 22, she went on to a career as a foreign diplomat, serving the U.S. delegation to the United Nations and as U.S. ambassador to Ghana and then Czechoslovakia.

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The good ship Lollipop has sailed.

#1 | Posted by 88120rob at 2014-02-11 08:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

I spent many happy hours watching her in all her movies, she was really something special.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2014-02-11 08:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

This must be a scene straight out of Phil Robertson's memory.

#3 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2014-02-11 08:43 AM | Reply | Flag:

She was the darling of generations of Americans.

She could do it all.

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-02-11 09:02 AM | Reply | Flag:

Good bye Shirley Temple

www.youtube.com

#5 | Posted by patron at 2014-02-11 09:03 AM | Reply | Flag:

She could do it all.

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour

That's what John Agar said....

#6 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-02-11 09:15 AM | Reply | Flag:

What a gal. She brought happiness to a depressed nation.

#7 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-02-11 09:27 AM | Reply | Flag:

the miley cyrus of her generation.

#8 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-02-11 09:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

Mrs Black was a Republican, life long.

#9 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-02-11 09:41 AM | Reply | Flag:

I would have thought she was a Democrat based on her tap dancing abilities.

#10 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-02-11 09:45 AM | Reply | Flag:

This thread is begging for some input from 101Chair.

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-02-11 09:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Mrs Black was a Republican, life long"

but no one in the g.o.p. really liked her because she was both a woman and she a black.

#12 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-02-11 09:49 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Mrs Black was a Republican, life long"

but no one in the g.o.p. really liked her because she was both a woman and a black.

(fixed)

#13 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-02-11 09:53 AM | Reply | Flag:

I read years ago that the only two actors to be number one at the box office for 5 consecutive years were Shirley Temple and leave you to guess the other (still alive).

#14 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-02-11 10:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

She was hot in Fort Apache.

#15 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-02-11 10:17 AM | Reply | Flag:

Here you go, Nerfspud:

www.google.com

#17 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-02-11 10:43 AM | Reply | Flag:

This will drive the Libs nuts....

www.google.com

#18 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-02-11 10:46 AM | Reply | Flag:

So, I was taking a meeting on the Sony Lot in Culver City. That's the former MGM studio lot, so pretty much everywhere you go you're surrounded by the ghosts of Old Hollywood. (Heck, my meeting was inside Katharine Hepburn's old dressing room.) So the person I was with took me to the commissary and pointed out a smallish nook in the room, now used for soda or coffee or some other bland cafeteria utility that I can't quite recall. There, he explained, was where Shirley Temple had lunch every day. Alone. Behind a curtain. Not because she wanted to, but because she was such a huge star she couldn't have any peace otherwise. Imagine that. So famous you couldn't eat without being bothered by other famous people. As a young child, no less. Then imagine growing up into a normal, functioning adult. Pretty miraculous, if you ask me.

#19 | Posted by Ron_Karate at 2014-02-11 10:57 AM | Reply | Flag:

"This will drive the Libs nuts...."

here she is with the last great republican president:

s1.hubimg.com

#20 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-02-11 10:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

here's a still from shirley's only horror movie, in which she plays a deranged psycho killer doll turned real by a satanic curse:

thesilentmovieblog.files.wordp ress.com

#21 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-02-11 11:01 AM | Reply | Flag:

"This will drive the Libs nuts...."

and here's a photo that will have the conservatives all in a tizzy:

upload.wikimedia.org

#22 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-02-11 11:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

shirley's finest moment:

www.loc.gov

#23 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-02-11 11:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

She was one of the last living ties to the golden age of Hollywood movies. Considering that she was practically born famous, it's a miracle she emerged from that meat grinder as a normal person and lived such a seemingly normal life.

#24 | Posted by rcade at 2014-02-11 11:13 AM | Reply | Flag:

Here she is with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland... they were the cool kids of my grandparents's day.

images2.fanpop.com

#25 | Posted by Corky at 2014-02-11 11:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

Mrs Black was a Republican, life long.

Well so that means you had one smart republiclown woman representing you. That gives you a total of 2 republiclowns in 150 years. The rest have been so so. mediocre almost decent, and a whole lot of losers.

#26 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2014-02-11 11:24 AM | Reply | Flag:

Looks like RightisTrite is filling in for DethSpud.

#27 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-02-11 11:33 AM | Reply | Flag:

I am sure there are more than just a few codgers in congress who are devastated by this news.
Someone wrote recently that watching the State of The Union is like witnessing exercise hour at the old folk's home.
How true.

#28 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-02-11 11:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

the miley cyrus of her generation.

#8 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-02-11 09:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

What a terrible insult. Shirley Temple had talent with all her clothes on.

#29 | Posted by e_pluribus_unum at 2014-02-11 12:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

I met her daughter a few times when I used to see he band play.

#30 | Posted by shirtsbyeric at 2014-02-11 12:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

"What a terrible insult. Shirley Temple had talent with all her clothes on. "

ok, then-- the honey boo-boo of her generation.

#31 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-02-11 01:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

#9 | Posted by docnjo
"Mrs Black was a Republican, life long."

In other useless news, her favorite color was green.

#32 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-02-11 01:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

In 1938 the US Congress debated whether Shirley Temple was a Communist. She was ten.

#33 | Posted by drewinnj at 2014-02-11 02:33 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Glenn Beck has always maintained that the Good Ship Lollipop was a communist plot.

#34 | Posted by Corky at 2014-02-11 02:35 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

I've never tried a Shirley Temple. I prefer something stiffer. -Joe Biden

#35 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-02-11 02:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

RIP Shirley Temple.

I enjoyed watching those old movie clips where you dance with Laurence Fishburne.

#36 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-02-11 04:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

My favorite drink is a Shirley Temple Black:

Double Wild Turkey (101)
Shirley Temple (back)

I really believe Honey Boo Boo killed her.
RIP, old girl.

#37 | Posted by Francois at 2014-02-11 07:48 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

My vague memory is that she was excellent in a little princess.

I hope she's going to a better place.

#38 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-11 07:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

**** She was almost as Obnoxious as the Olsen twins...almost!

#39 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-02-11 08:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

I am not amazed both liberals and conservatives post good thing about Shirley. That kid had a mesmerizing ability to act.
Sort of like the girl in "The Bad Seed"....let's leave that to the side.
I was a kid who saw many of her movies and to this day shake my head at how mature she was and as an adult am equally amazed Hollywood did not turn her into Miley Cyrus or Lindsay Lohan.
That lady had God on her side.

#40 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-11 09:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

some of you comparing her to boo boo and miley are really off base AND here is another lib who is way off base with comparisons. of course if you want to be just like the fatso in this link..well be my guest...

scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net

#41 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-02-11 10:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

"This will drive the Libs nuts...."
here she is with the last great republican president:
s1.hubimg.com
#20 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-02-11 10:58 AM

What a fascinating picture. It's not just the subject, but her clarity and poise. So strange for such a young person.

Here she is with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland... they were the cool kids of my grandparents's day.
images2.fanpop.com
#25 | Posted by Corky at 2014-02-11 11:22 AM

Again, interesting complex behavior. They all obviously possess transcendent qualities - class, intelligence, personality and talent all crowned with beautiful hair, flawless skin, straight teeth and nice clothes - and they could siiiiiing, well Judy did. Captured mid-stride in performance you can absolutely identify their spirit without any dialogue or prompting. Mickey is still doing projects for us. I wonder how he commemorates these moments?

#42 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-02-12 01:11 AM | Reply | Flag:

The Star Child has gone home. We were lucky she smiled upon us. Thanks for the memories Shirley.

#43 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-02-12 10:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

My favorites of her movies are:

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
The Littlest Rebel
The Little Colonel

#44 | Posted by MSgt at 2014-02-12 01:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

I don't know how many times I would watch Shirley Temple's movies, no matter how often I'd seen them before. Little girls idolized her.

#45 | Posted by CalifChris at 2014-02-12 07:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

i came home from school, a little rebel myself, saw HEIDI on TV (Ms Black's favorite if i correctly recall), and i was IN LOVE. i am not familiar with all of Shirley Temple's best movies. i always HATED that her father blew her fortune, and always admired her philosophic take on his mismanagement. (In his defense, there were certainly sharks circling to greedily take him down.) =+=Rest In Heavenly Peace, Shirley Temple Black=+=

#46 | Posted by kenx at 2014-02-12 07:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

From a young Hollywood star to a much truer star in her own home..!!!

#47 | Posted by drsoul at 2014-02-12 10:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

haha

#48 | Posted by kenx at 2014-02-13 03:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

Dr Soul ~ could not agree more ~ { #48 not response to your post, it was an accidental hiccup & not meant for this thread, or intending levity or disrespect about this lady's passing }o:

#49 | Posted by kenx at 2014-02-13 01:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

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