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Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple
Photo: Unknown author / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

April 23, 1928


February 10, 2014


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color

Dark Brown


5 ft 2 in | 157 cm tall

Body Measurements

31-25-34 in | 81-64-87 cm


53 kg | 117 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

6 US | 36 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Shirley Temple was born in Santa Monica, California, United States, on April 23, 1928, was an American actress.

Young Shirley Temple first started her film career at the age of three, in 1931.

She made her big screen debut in pre-Code feature length film The Red-Haired Alibi (1932) in role as Gloria Shelton.

She got her television debut in musical comedy series The Ed Sullivan Show (1954) in role as Herself.

Her breakthrough performance came as Shirley Dugan in Pre-Code musical movie Stand Up and Cheer! (1934).

Best Movies

Fort Apache (1948) western opposite John Wayne and Henry Fonda

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) comedy with Cary Grant and Myrna Loy

The Little Princess (1939) drama opposite Sybil Jason and Richard Greene

Heidi (1937) musical drama with Jean Hersholt and Arthur Treacher

Since You Went Away (1944) drama opposite Jennifer Jones and Claudette Colbert

Bright Eyes (1934) comedy drama with James Dunn, Jane Darwell and Judith Allen

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) musical comedy opposite Randolph Scott and Bill Robinson

Curly Top (1935) musical drama with John Boles, Rochelle Hudson and Jane Darwell

The Little Colonel (1935) comedy drama opposite Bill Robinson and Lionel Barrymore

The Littlest Rebel (1935) comedy drama with Bill Robinson and John Boles

Stowaway (1936) musical drama opposite Robert Young, Alice Faye and Eugene Pallette

Wee Willie Winkie (1937) adventure drama with Victor McLaglen and Cesar Romero

Little Miss Marker (1934) Pre-Code comedy drama opposite Adolphe Menjou, Dorothy Dell and Charles Bickford

Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) musical with Alice Faye, Gloria Stuart and Jack Haley

Baby Take a Bow (1934) comedy drama opposite James Dunn, Claire Trevor and Alan Dinehart

I'll Be Seeing You (1944) drama with Ginger Rogers and Joseph Cotten

Little Miss Broadway (1938) musical drama opposite George Murphy, Jimmy Durante and Phyllis Brooks

Captain January (1936) musical comedy drama with Guy Kibbee, Slim Summerville and Buddy Ebsen

Just Around the Corner (1938) musical comedy opposite Bill Robinson and Charles Farrell

The Blue Bird (1940) fantasy with Spring Byington and Nigel Bruce

Best TV Shows

She hosted and narrated NBC television anthology series Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958-1961).

She guest starred in television shows:

The Ed Sullivan Show (1954)

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1958-1959)

Sing Along with Mitch (1964)

Donahue (1976)

The Mike Douglas Show (1972-1974)

CBS This Morning (1988)

Wogan (1989)


Attended Meglin's Dance School in Los Angeles.

Had Dutch, English and German ancestry.

Had two brothers: John and George, Jr.

She was discovered by Charles Lamont, a casting director for Educational Pictures, during her years at the Meglin's Dance School in Los Angeles (1931).

Featured on the cover of The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".

She became first recipient of the juvenile Academy Award (1935), at the age of 6.

She was youngest presenter at the Oscars ever, at the age of 6.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine St. in 1960.

She was the recipient of Kennedy Center Honors (1998) and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2006).

She began her diplomatic career in 1969.

She was named a delegate to the United Nations, in 1969.

Published her autobiography "Child Star" in 1988.

She had her own radio series on CBS "Junior Miss" (1942).

She retired from film (1950) at the age of 22.

Shirley died on Woodside, California, United States, at the age of 85.


She was married to:

Charles Black (1950-2005) they had a son, Charles Alden Black Jr. and a daughter, Lori Black.

John Agar (1945-1950) they had one daughter, Linda Susan

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