Iconic child star Shirley Temple dies at 85

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    Feb 11, 2014 4:19 PM GMT
    Wow. I'm just now hearing about this


    The iconic child star passed away late Monday afternoon. No cause is known at the moment of what has caused her unexpected death but she will be missed.


    RIP Shirley


    http://www.latimes.com/la-me-shirley-temple-black-20140211,0,7475592.story#axzz2t1wvXsYk

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    Feb 11, 2014 4:21 PM GMT
    She was talented, adorable, and very intelligent. It's been said she did this scene in one take.

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    Feb 11, 2014 4:22 PM GMT
    Draper saidShe was talented, adorable, and very intelligent. It's been said she did this scene in one take.




    I agree. My mother was a huge fan i would watch her films with her


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    Feb 11, 2014 4:28 PM GMT
    I'm spellbound by every Shirley Temple movie.
    Trivia: There is actually one movie where she plays a rotten kid.
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    Feb 11, 2014 4:29 PM GMT
    Edward89 said

    I agree. My mother was a huge fan i would watch her films with her


    My mom and grandma loved her, but I never saw an entire film of hers, just scenes here and there.

    JohnSpotter saidI'm spellbound by every Shirley Temple movie.
    Trivia: There is actually one movie where she plays a rotten kid.


    I'd have to click every one of those films. I could rule out some.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Temple_filmography,_features_and_short_subjects
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    Feb 11, 2014 4:32 PM GMT
    Draper said
    Edward89 said

    I agree. My mother was a huge fan i would watch her films with her



    My mom and grandma loved her, but I never saw an entire film of hers, just scenes here and there.


    The only one that i have seen so far is The Little Princess she was cute in that one
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    Feb 11, 2014 4:47 PM GMT
    Draper saidShe was talented, adorable, and very intelligent. It's been said she did this scene in one take.


    Not only does it show what a child prodigy she was, but also a rare opportunity for a great Black entertainer like Robinson to display his own formidable skills on film, at a time when Blacks were seldom showcased in Hollywood.
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    Feb 11, 2014 4:52 PM GMT
    Don't forget that in the '70s she was also appointed ambassador. SNL didn't: http://comediesmusicales.tumblr.com/post/34027741016/laraine-newmans-fantastic-impression-of-shirley
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    Feb 11, 2014 5:30 PM GMT
    The Good Ship Lollipop has sailed it's final journey. She served her profession well and also her country as a very classy ambassador of the US.

    Good bye Shirley and thanks for memories growing up.
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    Feb 11, 2014 5:45 PM GMT
    She lived near us and her husband worked with my father at Ampex. A couple of memories to share: She was very dark haired (which surprised me as a kid). I had thought she'd remain a blonde. She was petite. She and Charlie Black had a very happy marriage. He was a Stanford alum, and rode a bike at Stanford during his undergrad years - which was unusual at the time, and older people still remember him for that. Also - he'd never seen any of her films when he met her in Hawaii while she & her parents were on a vacation. She had her parents living with her until they passed away (she was a very good daughter). She wrote a book in the late 80's and signed my copy. At the book signing a lady with a little girl were in front of me - and the girl was acting out, wanting this & that. The mother told the girl "No, you can't have that". Shirley Temple Black said directly to the mother, "Tell her why!" Not a huge thing at all, but it made me smile at the time. She was direct, confident, opinionated (in the good way). She drove a dark green Jaguar, and other cars. (I always notice cars). A very nice lady who was nice to everybody. She'll be missed.
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    Feb 11, 2014 6:07 PM GMT
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    Not only does it show what a child prodigy she was, but also a rare opportunity for a great Black entertainer like Robinson to display his own formidable skills on film, at a time when Blacks were seldom showcased in Hollywood.

    On side note: I saw a biography on Stepin Fetchit and was surprised to learn he was the highest paid actor in Hollywood at the time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepin_Fetchit
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    Feb 11, 2014 6:28 PM GMT
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    ART_DECO said
    Not only does it show what a child prodigy she was, but also a rare opportunity for a great Black entertainer like Robinson to display his own formidable skills on film, at a time when Blacks were seldom showcased in Hollywood.

    On side note: I saw a biography on Stepin Fetchit and was surprised to learn he was the highest paid actor in Hollywood at the time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepin_Fetchit

    I don't see any references to him being the highest paid. The first Black millionaire actor, yes.
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    Feb 11, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
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    JohnSpotter said
    ART_DECO said
    Not only does it show what a child prodigy she was, but also a rare opportunity for a great Black entertainer like Robinson to display his own formidable skills on film, at a time when Blacks were seldom showcased in Hollywood.

    On side note: I saw a biography on Stepin Fetchit and was surprised to learn he was the highest paid actor in Hollywood at the time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepin_Fetchit

    I don't see any references to him being the highest paid. The first Black millionaire actor, yes.

    It was stated in the biography and they also showed how popular he was with blacks and whites.
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    Feb 11, 2014 6:35 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidShe lived near us and her husband worked with my father at Ampex. A couple of memories to share: She was very dark haired (which surprised me as a kid). I had thought she'd remain a blonde. She was petite. She and Charlie Black had a very happy marriage. He was a Stanford alum, and rode a bike at Stanford during his undergrad years - which was unusual at the time, and older people still remember him for that. Also - he'd never seen any of her films when he met her in Hawaii while she & her parents were on a vacation. She had her parents living with her until they passed away (she was a very good daughter). She wrote a book in the late 80's and signed my copy. At the book signing a lady with a little girl were in front of me - and the girl was acting out, wanting this & that. The mother told the girl "No, you can't have that". Shirley Temple Black said directly to the mother, "Tell her why!" Not a huge thing at all, but it made me smile at the time. She was direct, confident, opinionated (in the good way). She drove a dark green Jaguar, and other cars. (I always notice cars). A very nice lady who was nice to everybody. She'll be missed.

    WOW! Thanks! Those are wonderful anecdotes.

    I remember an Oscar show from what, maybe 20 years ago? Or more.

    And for one scene they brought famous actresses from the past on stage, to be seated in a grandstand-like setting, one at a time. And the last to be introduced and seated, front row center, was Shirley Temple. She got a standing ovation from the audience, to see this living legend. There can never be but one Shirley Temple.
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    Feb 11, 2014 8:41 PM GMT
    Here's the movie where she plays a real brat: The Blue Bird.
    When I first saw it and it started out with her outside trying to trap birds, I thought, "What the hell is going on?" icon_smile.gif

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    Feb 11, 2014 9:13 PM GMT
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    I remember an Oscar show from what, maybe 20 years ago? Or more.

    And for one scene they brought famous actresses from the past on stage, to be seated in a grandstand-like setting, one at a time. And the last to be introduced and seated, front row center, was Shirley Temple. She got a standing ovation from the audience, to see this living legend. There can never be but one Shirley Temple.


    I remember that and found it, around 4:46. So many of these people are now gone.

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    Feb 11, 2014 9:18 PM GMT
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    ART_DECO said

    I remember an Oscar show from what, maybe 20 years ago? Or more.

    And for one scene they brought famous actresses from the past on stage, to be seated in a grandstand-like setting, one at a time. And the last to be introduced and seated, front row center, was Shirley Temple. She got a standing ovation from the audience, to see this living legend. There can never be but one Shirley Temple.


    I remember that and found it, around 4:46. So many of these people are now gone.


    No, that wasn't it. It was just women, and they walked out, one at a time. Or at least Shirley did, my memory grows fuzzy. I think it included June Allison, all kinds of old stars.
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    Feb 11, 2014 10:13 PM GMT
    Draper said
    ART_DECO said

    I remember an Oscar show from what, maybe 20 years ago? Or more.

    And for one scene they brought famous actresses from the past on stage, to be seated in a grandstand-like setting, one at a time. And the last to be introduced and seated, front row center, was Shirley Temple. She got a standing ovation from the audience, to see this living legend. There can never be but one Shirley Temple.


    I remember that and found it, around 4:46. So many of these people are now gone.


    That may not have been it but Shirley herself seemed surprised at the applause, which seemed louder and more enthusiastic for her than anyone! Perhaps because there were no earlier (1934) Oscar winners.

    I don't remember Cher's outfit so I really must've missed that year's Oscars. Parts I and II of all those Oscar winners was fascinating. Makes you realize just how long 17 years is...so many gone, those still with us and even more famous now looked so much damned better then, and what a trip seeing people I never saw as seniors, like the kid from "The Yearling," Jennifer Jones, Theresa Wright and the amputee from "The Best Years of Our Lives!"

    Though that Ben Kingsley never ages. Gay Don't Crack.
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    Feb 11, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
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    ...and the amputee from "The Best Years of Our Lives"

    Harold Russell. He really was a disabled war veteran, though his injuries happened in training, not in combat.

    The scene where he shows his girlfriend "Wilma" how he gets out of his prosthetics each night before bed, so she will know what life with him would be like, still makes me cry like a baby, and I've seen it 20 times. One of the most powerful moments in American cinema. And even more powerful to a movie audience in 1946, that was seeing this all around them IRL.