Shirley Temple, beloved child star, has passed away at the age of 85. She endeared herself to hundreds of millions when she belted out the song The Good Ship Lollipop and became one of the first child stars in Hollywood history.
Temple was beyond cute, with her curly locks and sunshine personality. It all came through the silver screen when the format was young. She tapped. She sang. And all the while, she entertained a country (and the world) that was in the throes of the Great Depression and needed a sure-fire smile.
That Temple gave us… and so much more.
She later walked away from acting and took on a more service oriented role. Temple worked as a U.S. delegate to the U.N. and then served as an ambassador to Czechoslovakia, Ghana and eventually became the State Department’s chief of protocol.
Temple will clearly be missed. Let’s celebrate her life and click through and see what it was that made her so beloved to so many in the below slideshow.