Shirley Temple

American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat (1928–2014)

Shirley Jane Temple (April 23, 1928February 10, 2014), later known as Shirley Temple Black, was a child actress starring in over 40 films during the 1930s. She later became a diplomat and United States ambassador.

Shirley Temple


  • 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.
    • Quoted in The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations by Robert Andrews
  • Sunnybrook Farm is now a parking lot; the petticoats are in the garbage can, where they belong in the modern world; and I detest censorship.
    • Quoted in Funny Ladies: The Best Humor from America's Funniest Women by Bill Adler, p. 94

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