American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat (1928–2014)
Shirley Jane Temple (April 23, 1928 – February 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.
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- 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
- Macho attitudes usually fall victim to hard work, timely humor, and an absence of resentment.
- Quoted in: Kalb, Claudia. "Shirley Temple Black’s Remarkable Second Act as a Diplomat." Smithsonian Magazine, June 2022.