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Shirley Temple (1928 – 2014)

Born: Shirley Temple Black
April 23, 1928

shirleytempleA child star, and top box office draw, Shirley Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three and by 1935 she was awarded an Academy Award for her outstanding contribution as a juvenile performer to motion pictures. Perhaps best known for her signature song “On the Good Ship Lollipop” from the film Bright Eyes (1934), Temple retired at the young age of 22. Although none of her films appear on the 1001 list, she was featured in over 60 movie productions from 1932 to 1949 (Klaus Ming December 2015).


3 comments on “Shirley Temple (1928 – 2014)

  1. Anthony Lee Collins

    No Fort Apache on the list? (Maybe we’ve talked about that before.) That’s okay with me — some Ford fans rate it higher than I do.

    Temple is not the worst thing in it, but she’s certainly nowhere near the best (the best parts of Fort Apache are pretty damn great).

    • Klaus

      Yeah, i had to look twice to see that wasn’t on the list as well! Definitely could have been on the list.

  2. Hoosier X

    It’s kind of trippy that Shirley Temple made two films with John Ford, Fort Apache and Wee Willie Winkie. Fort Apache is one of my favorite John Wayne movies. And Wee Willie Winkie is probably my favorite film where Shirley has a starring role. But The Blue Bird gets a lot of extra points for being so weird. And I love S-M-I-L-E in Stowaway, which also has the bit where Shirley imitates Jolson, Cantor and Ginger Rogers. And also Little Miss Marker is such a great movie. Let’s not forget The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer.
    Oh my goodness! Don’t make me choose!

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