Shirley Temple Black, 1926- 2014
On Feb. 10, 2014, Shirley Temple Black died at age 85. A childhood star in the 1930s, Shirley Temple sang and tap-danced her way into people’s hearts. This little star helped the millions of people enduring the great depression by putting a smile on their faces.
Known for here blonde curly hair and loveable dancing she became a star at 6 years old. Black started dancing at age 2 and acting at age 3. She was a star from the first time she hit the silver screen, and within the first three years of being on screen she won mini Oscar, had a drink named after her, and children everywhere tried to copy her curls. She was making a $1,000 dollars a week and getting 16,000 letters from fans a month. A sign of her inspiration to people everywhere during The Depression.
According to The New York Times, as Black got older the cuteness and the stardom started fading away. She started a new stage in her life when she was married at age 17 to John Agar, yet the marriage didn’t last. She then got married a second time to Charles Black and became a mother of three. The stardom ended but Black continued to make a difference as she contributed to the world of politics and served as U.S. ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia. Black past away happy with her three children and three grandchildren.