09:47 PM EDT 03/08/2014
Originally posted 02/14/2014 04:05PM
It's been a difficult week for Shirley Temple Black's family, but even as they grieve the star's death, they've felt consoled by the millions of fans who have reached out this week.
Originally posted 02/13/2014 09:20PM
Ralph Waite, known to millions as John Walton Sr. on the warmhearted 1970s TV series The Waltons – and, more recently, as the Mark Harmon character's father, Jackson "Jack" Gibbs, on the CBS hit NCIS – died at his Palm Desert home at about 11 a.m. Thursday, according to the Desert Sun. He was 85.
Originally posted 02/12/2014 03:15PM
Sid Caesar, the deft side-splitter who helped establish the new medium of television as he also established himself as a comedy legend, has died. He was 91.
"He had not been well for a while. He was getting weak," family spokesman Eddy Friedfeld told the Associated Press.
With a deceptively simple philosophy of humor – "I don't take myself too seriously," he told PEOPLE in 1989. "I just laugh at myself a lot and call myself a dummy" – Isaac Sidney Caesar had been eliciting laughs since the Great Depression, when he mimicked the accents of customers who came into his Russian-Jewish parents' luncheonette in his native Yonkers, N.Y.
Trained as a teenage saxophonist in the Catskill Mountains' "Borscht Belt" (so named because the beet soup was a favorite among immigrant and first-generation American resort patrons), Caesar also honed his comic craft as a Catskills tummler, a sort of on-premises master emcee who kept the hard-to-please guests entertained throughout the day.
Originally posted 02/12/2014 06:45AM
The peerless Shirley Temple captivated audiences throughout the 1930s in such beguiling movies as Bright Eyes and Curly Top.
Originally posted 02/11/2014 01:45PM
Shirley Temple died Monday night in California, reviving vivid memories of a performer so beloved she was bestowed with an honorary Oscar at the age of only 6.
But overshadowing her iconic screen moments were some of her off-camera achievements – as diplomat and political activist.
Originally posted 02/11/2014 12:45PM
Shirley Temple was known around the world for having been a child star, but the actress also carved out another influential role for herself: outspoken cancer activist.
Originally posted 02/11/2014 12:00PM
Curly Top and The Little Princess weren't just movie titles. They were apt descriptions for the sensational Shirley Temple.
Originally posted 02/11/2014 10:00AM
Shirley Temple Black, who died Monday night at the age of 85, was the most famous child actor of her era, a successful politician, and the inspiration for a delicious drink to boot. But for those who weren't around during her heyday, what's most surprising may be exactly how big Temple was at her peak: She was Hollywood's No. 1 box-office draw from 1935 to 1938, beating out every adult star in the business, according to Quigley's annual Top Ten Moneymakers Poll.
Below, relive the highlights of these legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood, all of whom were less popular than a little girl from Santa Monica.
Originally posted 02/11/2014 08:10AM
Originally posted 02/11/2014 06:15AM
Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85.
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