Shirley Temple

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    • Shirley Temple


      Information from IMDb

      Date of Birth
      23 April 1928, Santa Monica, California, USA

      Birth Name
      Shirley Jane Temple

      5' 2" (1.57 m)

      Charles Black (16 December 1950 - 4 August 2005) (his death) 2 children
      John Agar (19 September 1945 - 5 December 1949) (divorced) 1 child

      Charles Black, the San Francisco businessman she married after divorcing John Agar, admitted to her while they were courting that he had never seen any of her movies.

      In recent years she openly admitted to a mastectomy operation, perhaps the first public figure ever to do so, and she encouraged other women who required the surgery to follow her example without fear.

      Her daughter "Lorax" (Lori Black) was the bass player for the rock band The Melvins .

      When she was to play the part of Beauty in a production of "Beauty and the Beast", she was amused when her then very young daughter remarked, "Gee, Mom, you'll make a swell Beast!".

      She was supposed to play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1939), but 20th Century Fox refused to lend her to MGM, so Judy Garland was cast in the role.

      When she was seven years old, her life was insured with Lloyd's of London, and the contract stipulated that no benefits would be paid if the child film star met with death or injury while intoxicated.

      Has three children: Linda Susan Agar, whom Charles Black later adopted, (b. January 30, 1948), Charles Alden Black Jr. "Charlie" (born in Bethesda, Maryland, April 24, 1952) and Lori Alden Black (b. April 9, 1954). Both daughters were born in Santa Monica, California, at the same hospital, not to mention delivered by the same doctor, as Shirley had been years before.

      Her mother, Gertrude Temple, did her hair in pin curls for each movie. Every hairstyle had exactly 56 curls.

      Became a Dame of Malta, although NOT from the officially recognized Roman Catholic order -- but rather from a non-Roman Catholic unaffiliated entity.

      Actresses Shirley Jones and Shirley MacLaine were both named after her.

      She learned her trade at Meglin's, a popular talent school. Judy Garland was once a fellow "Meglin Kiddie".

      From the late 1960s onward she was increasingly active in Republican Party politics. She served as U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia and held other government-related positions.

      Appears on sleeve of The Beatles's "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".

      Auditioned twice to be in "Our Gang" / "The Little Rascals." She apparently failed the first audition, and made the second while she was appearing in the "Baby Burlesks" series. "Our Gang" director Robert F. McGowan refused to agree to Shirley's mother's request that Shirley receive star billing with "Our Gang," so she didn't get in.

      Briefly considered for the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (1939), but it was determined that her singing limitations were "insurmountable," and Judy Garland, MGM's first choice, was cast instead.

      She was voted the 38th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.

      When she was a teenager her bodyguard was Louis Dean Palmer, who she called "Palmtree".

      At age six she became the first recipient of the juvenile academy award.

      2005: Premiere Magazine ranked her as #33 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature.

      Was named #18 Actress, The American Film Institutes 50 Greatest Screen Legends

      According to author Garry Wills in "John Wayne's America", director John Ford had serious issues with women, which carried over onto his sets. When he made Wee Willie Winkie (1937) with Shirley, she was a child as well as the top box office star in America and he treated her well. When she was cast in Fort Apache (1948), she was a young woman and he did not. Like her role in Wee Willie Winkie (1937), she played the "cute but unmanageable troublemaker at the post" who is befriended by and relies on an avuncular sergeant, both times played by Victor McLaglen. McLaglen had been blackballed by Ford for the previous seven years, but was brought back into the Ford stock company with this film. When Ford met Shirley, whose husband John Agar he had also cast in the picture, he rudely asked her, "Now where did you go to school, Shirley? Did you graduate?".

      Is portrayed by Ashley Rose and by Emily Hart in Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story (2001) (TV)

      Second husband Charles Black was a businessman and maritime issues consultant. He served on a Commerce Department advisory committee and several National Research Council panels. He also co-founded a Massachusetts-based company that developed unmanned deep-ocean search and survey imaging systems. He died of bone marrow disease at age 86. It had been diagnosed three years earlier.

      She calls it corny but she admitted that she fell in love with Charles Black at first sight. They met while she was in Honolulu. He was working for a shipping company there at the time.

      She presented Walt Disney with his special Academy Award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). It was a standard-sized Oscar with seven little Oscars.

      11/1/06: She broke her wrist in a fall at her northern California home.

      Bill Robinson (aka "Bojangles Robinson") was her idol when she was a child, and she got to work with him on four pictures.

      At the age of 6, she was the youngest presenter at the Oscars ever. She presented the "Best Actress" award in 1935. The winner was Claudette Colbert.

      1936: She received a new contract from 20th Century-Fox, retroactive on September 9, paying her over $50,000 per film.

      A soft cocktail - Shirley Temple - was created in her honor consisting of, Ginger Ale (or 7-Up), Grenadine and Orange Juice, topped with a Maraschino Cherry and a slice of lemon.

      In a 1988 interview with Larry King, she stated that out of the $3 million she generated for 20th Century Fox she only saw $45,000 in her trust fund.

      A close friend and supporter of Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.

      A vocal supporter of the Vietnam War, when running for Congress as a Republican in 1967 Temple consistently argued that the US needed to send more troops to South East Asia.

      Her childhood home is located at 231 Rockingham Avenue, Brentwood, California.

      While her first daughter was delivered naturally, her son and her second daughter Lori were delivered by Cesarean.

      Was pregnant with daughter Linda Susan "Susie" Agar (later changed to Black), during the filming of That Hagen Girl (1947).

      Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is at 1500 Vine Street.

      When Gary Cooper first met Shirley Temple on the set of their movie Now and Forever (1934) he asked for her autograph.

      Mother, with John Agar, of daughter Linda Susan Agar (born on January 30, 1948).

      Mother, with Charles Black, of son Charles Black Jr. (born on April 28, 1952) and daughter Lori Black (born on April 9, 1954).

      Aunt of Marina Black.

      Her two reputations (child star and ambassador) were once parodied on "Saturday Night Live". In the skit, Temple (played by Laraine Newman) is ambassador to Ghana, but still in her cute child star persona. She cutely talks Ghana's president (Garrett Morris) out of having wars.

      While at MGM in 1941, Shirley's mother turned down "Babes on Broadway," "Panama Hattie," "National Velvet," an Andy Hardy entry, and "Barnacle Bill" for daughter Shirley as not showcasing the child star properly. MGM finally put her into "Kathleen" and settled her contract.

      In 1965 she filmed a TV pilot called "Go Fight City Hall" but it did not sell.

      From 1964 through 1966, she chaired the program division of the San Francisco Film Festival. She resigned that position when she objected to the "pornographic" content of Mail Zetterling's "Night Games".

      In 1967, she ran against Paul N. McCloskey in the Republican primary for California's 11th Congressional District. McCloskey won with 52,878 votes to her 34,521. One of the newspaper headlines read: "McCloskey Torpedoes Good Ship Lollypop".

      She was named a delegate to the United Nations 1969 by President Nixon.

      In 1972, she was sworn in as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the President's Council on Environment. It was while serving in that position that she underwent a radical mastectomy. Her valorous handing of the publicity about the operation brought courage to thousands of women.

      She was elected to the board of directors of Walt Disney Productions in May, 1974.

      In the fall of 1974, Shirley Temple Black was appointed American Ambassador to Ghana. Her excellent record during her two years in that position prompted Henry Kissinger to refer to her as "able and tough.".

      In the summer of 1976, she was named Chief of Protocol for the State Department.

      Mini Biography-1
      Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in her films and they ultimately bought millions of dollars worth of products that had her likeness on them. Dolls, phonograph records, mugs, hats, dresses, whatever it was, if it had her picture on there they bought it. Shirley was box-office champion for the consecutive years 1935-36-37-38, beating out such great grown-up stars as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford. By 1939, her popularity declined. Although she starred in some very good movies like Since You Went Away (1944) and the Bachelor Knight (1947), her career was nearing its end. Later, she served as an ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. It was once guessed that she had more than 50 golden curls on her head.
      IMDb Mini Biography By: Ken Severson

      Shirley Temple Black, born Shirley Jane Temple, is an American film
      and television actress, singer, dancer, autobiographer, and former U.S.
      ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.
      She began her film career in 1932 at the age of three, and in 1934,
      found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically
      for her talents.
      She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February
      1935, and film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year
      during the mid-to-late 1930s.
      Licensed merchandise that capitalized on her wholesome image included
      dolls, dishes, and clothing. Her box office popularity waned
      as she reached adolescence, and she left the film industry
      at the age of 12.
      She appeared in a few films of varying quality in her mid-to-late teens
      , and retired completely from films in 1950 at the age of 22.
      She was the top box-office draw four years in a row (1935–38)
      in a Motion Picture Herald poll.
      Temple returned to show business in 1958 with a two-season television
      anthology series of fairy tale adaptations.
      She made guest appearances on various television shows
      in the early 1960s and filmed a sitcom pilot that was never released.
      She sat on the boards of many corporations and organizations including
      The Walt Disney Company, Del Monte Foods,
      and the National Wildlife Federation. In 1967,
      she ran unsuccessfully for United States Congress,
      and was appointed United States Ambassador to Ghana in 1974
      and to Czechoslovakia in 1989. In 1988, she published
      her autobiography, Child Star.
      Temple is the recipient of many awards and honors including
      Kennedy Center Honors and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She is No. 18 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female
      American screen legends of all time, making her the highest-ranked living person on the list.
      From Wikipedia

      Personal Quotes
      I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

      Any star can be devoured by human adoration, sparkle by sparkle.

      One famous movie executive who shall remain nameless, exposed himself to me in his office. "Mr X", I said, "I thought you were a producer, not an exhibitor".

      Shirley Temple doesn't hurt Shirley Temple Black. Shirley Temple helps Shirley Temple Black. She is thought of as a friend - which I am!

      I'm not too proud of the movies I made as a grownup except for "That Hagen Girl," which nobody remembers but which gave me a chance to act.

      I class myself with Rin Tin Tin. People in the Depression wanted something to cheer them up, and they fell in love with a dog and a little girl.

      Red Haired Alibi (1932) $50 (two days)
      Kid in Hollywood (1933) $150/week
      Pardon My Pups (1934) $1,000/wk+$35,000 bonus at the end of each film to be held in trust until contract is over+$250/wk for her mother
      Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) $75/week
      Since You Went Away (1944) $2,200 (per week)
      Fort Apache (1948) $110,000

      1963 The Red Skelton Show (TV series)– Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing (1963) … Debutante
      1958-1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV series)
      Christopher Robin's Mother / Emily Winters / Floretta / …
      – The Princess and the Goblins (1961) … Princess Irene
      – The Little Mermaid (1961) … The Little Mermaid
      – Onawandah (1961) … Emily Winters
      – The Terrible Clockman (1961) … Gerande
      – Babes in Toyland (1960) … Floretta
      1949 A Kiss for Corliss...Corliss Archer
      1949 Pride of Kentucky...Margaret O'Hara / Knowles
      1949 Bachelor Bait...Dinah Sheldon
      1949 Mr. Belvedere Goes to College...Ellen Baker
      1948 Fort Apache...Philadelphia Thursday
      1947 That Hagen Girl...Mary Hagen
      1947 Bachelor Knight...Susan
      1947 Two Men and a Girl...Barbara Olmstead
      1945 Kiss and Tell...Corliss Archer
      1944 I'll Be Seeing You...Barbara Marshall
      1944 Since You Went Away...Bridget 'Brig' Hilton
      1942 Miss Annie Rooney...Annie Rooney
      1941 Kathleen...Kathleen Davis
      1940 Young People...Wendy
      1940 The Blue Bird...Mytyl
      1939 Susannah of the Mounties...Susannah Sheldon
      1939 The Little Princess...Sara Crewe
      1938 Just Around the Corner...Penny
      1938 Little Miss Broadway...Betsy Brown
      1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm...Rebecca Winstead
      1937 Heidi...Heidi
      1937 Wee Willie Winkie...Priscilla Williams
      1936 Stowaway...Ching-Ching
      1936 Dimples...Dimples Appleby
      1936 Poor Little Rich Girl...Barbara Barry
      1936 Captain January...Star
      1935 The Littlest Rebel...Virgie Cary
      1935 Curly Top...Elizabeth Blair
      1935 Our Little Girl...Molly Middleton
      1935 The Little Colonel...Lloyd Sherman
      1934 Bright Eyes...Shirley Blake
      1934 Now and Forever...Penelope 'Penny' Day
      1934 Baby Take a Bow...Shirley
      1934 When New York Sleeps...Mary Doran
      1934 The Girl in Pawn...Marthy 'Marky' Jane
      1934 Change of Heart...Shirley - Girl on Airplane
      1934 Stand Up and Cheer!...Shirley Dugan
      1934 Managed Money (short)...Mary Lou Rogers
      1934 As the Earth Turns...Child (uncredited)
      1934 Mandalay...Betty Shaw (scenes deleted)
      1934 House of Connelly...Joan Connelly (uncredited)
      1934 Pardon My Pups (short)...Mary Lou Rogers
      1933 What's to Do? (short)...Mary Lou Rogers
      1933 Merrily Yours (short)...Mary Lou Rogers
      1933 Kid 'in' Africa (short)...Madame Cradlebait
      1933 To the Last Man...Mary Stanley (uncredited)
      1933 Dora's Dunking Doughnuts (short)...Shirley
      1933 Polly Tix in Washington (short)...Polly Tix
      1933 The Kid's Last Fight (short)...Shirley
      1933 Out All Night...Child (as Shirley Jane Temple)
      1933 Kid in Hollywood (short)...Morelegs Sweettrick
      1933 Glad Rags to Riches (short)...Nell/La Belle Diaperina
      1933 New Deal Rhythm (short)...Girl who dislikes spinach (uncredited)
      1932 The Pie-Covered Wagon (short)...Shirley
      1932 Red Haired Alibi...Gloria Shelton
      1932 War Babies (short)...Charmaine
      1932 Runt Page (short)...Lulu Parsnips (uncredited)
      1932 Kid's Last Stand...Girl

      2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (video documentary) (performer: "Wot Cher!" - uncredited)
      2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV documentary) (performer: "Wot Cher!" - uncredited)
      1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV documentary) (performer: "At the Codfish Ball" - uncredited, "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited, "Animal Crackers in My Soup" - uncredited, "Hop, Skip, Jump and Slide")
      1985 That's Dancing! (documentary) (performer: "Organ Grinder's Swing")
      1970 Myra Breckinridge (performer: "You Gotta S-M-I-L-E to Be H-A-Double-P-Y", "On the Good Ship Lollipop")
      1947 Two Men and a Girl (performer: "VEN AQUI", "I LOVE GERANIUMS")
      1944 Since You Went Away (performer: "Happy Birthday to You" 1893 - uncredited)
      1941 Kathleen (performer: "Around the Corner" 1941, "Row, Row, Your Boat" or "The Old Log Hut" 1852)
      1940 Young People (performer: "Fifth Avenue" 1940 - uncredited, "Tra-La-La-La" 1940 - uncredited, "Young People" 1940 - uncredited, "On the Beach at Waikiki" 1915 - uncredited, "Baby Take a Bow" 1934 - uncredited / "I Wouldn't Take A Million" 1940 - uncredited)
      1940 The Blue Bird (performer: "Lay Dee Oh" - uncredited)
      1939 The Little Princess (performer: "The Fantasy" 1939, "Wot Cher!" 1891 - uncredited)
      1939 Susannah of the Mounties (performer: "I'll Teach You to Waltz", "I'll Teach You to Waltz" - uncredited)
      1938 Just Around the Corner (performer: "This Is a Happy Little Ditty" 1938 - uncredited, "I Love to Walk in the Rain" 1938 - uncredited)
      1938 Little Miss Broadway (performer: "Be Optimistic" 1938 - uncredited, "How Can I Thank You?" 1938 - uncredited, "We Should Be Together" 1938 - uncredited, "Swing Me an Old Fashioned Song" 1938 - uncredited)
      1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (performer: "An Old Straw Hat", "Come and Get Your Happiness", "On the Good Ship Lollipop", "Animal Crackers in My Soup", "When I'm with You", "Oh My Goodness", "Goodnight, My Love", "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers")
      1937 Heidi (performer: "In Our Little Wooden Shoes" 1937 - uncredited, "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name" 1774 - uncredited, "Silent Night" 1818 - uncredited)
      1937 Stand-In (performer: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" - uncredited)
      1937 Wee Willie Winkie (performer: "Auld Lang Syne" 1788 - uncredited)
      1936 Dimples (performer: "The Gospel Train" - uncredited, "Hey, What Did the Blue Jay Say?" 1936 - uncredited, "He Was a Dandy" 1936 - uncredited, "Picture Me Without You" 1936 - uncredited, "Dixie-anna" 1936 - uncredited)
      1936 Poor Little Rich Girl (performer: "When I'm with You" 1936 - uncredited, "Oh My Goodness" 1936 - uncredited, "You've Gotta Eat Your Spinach, Baby" 1936 - uncredited, "But Definitely" 1936 - uncredited, "Buy a Bar of Barry's" 1936 - uncredited, "Military Man" 1936 - uncredited, "Peck's Theme" 1936 - uncredited)
      1936 Stowaway (performer: "Goodnight, My Love" 1936, "You Gotta S-M-I-L-E To Be H-A-Double-P-Y" 1936, "That's What I Want for Christmas" 1935 - uncredited)
      1936 Captain January (lyrics: "Chi mi freno in tal momento?" 1835 - uncredited / performer: "At the Codfish Ball" 1936, "The Right Somebody to Love" 1936, "Early Bird" 1936, "Asleep in the Deep" 1897 - uncredited, "Chi mi freno in tal momento?" 1835 - uncredited)
      1935 Curly Top (performer: "Animal Crackers in My Soup" 1935 - uncredited, "When I Grow Up" 1935 - uncredited, "Curly Top" 1935 - uncredited)
      1935 Our Little Girl (performer: "Lullaby to a Doll" 1935 - uncredited, "Oh! Susanna" 1848 - uncredited)
      1935 The Littlest Rebel (music: "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms" 1808 - uncredited / performer: "Polly Wolly Doodle" 1880 - uncredited, "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms" 1808 - uncredited, " I Wish I Was in Dixie's Land" 1860 - uncredited / "Polly Wolly Doodle" 1880 - uncredited)
      1935 The Little Colonel (performer: "Love's Young Dream" - uncredited, "My Old Kentucky Home" 1853 - uncredited)
      1934 Baby Take a Bow (performer: "On Account-a I Love You" 1934 - uncredited)
      1934 Bright Eyes (performer: "On the Good Ship Lollipop" 1934 - uncredited)
      1934 The Girl in Pawn (performer: "Laugh You Son of a Gun" 1934)
      1934 Stand Up and Cheer! (performer: "Baby, Take a Bow" 1934 - uncredited)
      1934 Now and Forever (performer: "The World Owes Me a Living" - uncredited)
      1933 Kid in Hollywood (short) (performer: "We Just Couldn't Say Good-Bye")
      1933 Glad Rags to Riches (short) (performer: "A Bird in a Gilded Cage" - uncredited)
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Profile) Pals Of The Saddle- Shirley Temple

      Shirley Temple Black, was a film and television actress, singer, dancer,
      autobiographer, and former U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

      She appeared in just 1 movie with Duke
      Fort Apache ( 1948 )...Philadelphia Thursday

      Mary O'Rourke, uttered the lines
      I can't see him.All I can see is the flags.
      This line offended Shirley's sense of proper English.
      I don't think that's good grammar.
      The nineteen year old star said after the scene was shot.

      Shirley might as well have told Ford he was a lousy filmmaker.
      Almost everyone on the set stopped breathing,
      as they waited for the director to explode..
      Irene Rich and Anna Lee, just looked at each other
      as if Shirley had just put a match to the American flag.

      But Ford truly liked the young actress and he remained calm.
      Now where did you go to school Shirley?
      he asked
      Did you graduate?..Do you think you could write a better script?
      Sensing she had committed an unpardonable sin,
      Shirley mumbled an apology, and Ford laughed.

      There was nothing wrong with Shirley's grammar,
      but John Ford, did not want anyone tio point out
      good or bad writing to him.

      The line
      All I can see is flags
      is the single most memorable sentence in a powerful, beautiful film.
      It is the heart of Fort Apache, and John Ford
      felt it's truth in his bones.
      from John Wayne:American
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Profile) Pals Of The Saddle- Shirley Temple

      Well..."Pappy" was (quite a bit of the time) an ASS, not to mention an SOB.


      He WAS a genius, and lots of A list actors would've given a major limb and two minor organs to have been able to work with him.