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America's Sweetheart from Those Who Knew Her Best

America's Sweetheart from Those Who Knew Her Best

Originally posted 02/18/2014 06:15AM

From child star to politician, friends look back at the life and legacy of the legendary Shirley Temple Black

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Shirley Temple Black's Family Thanks Her Fans | Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple Black's Family Thanks Her Fans

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.

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Reporter's Notebook: The Shirley Temple I Knew

Reporter's Notebook: The Shirley Temple I Knew

Originally posted 02/12/2014 10:00AM

PEOPLE's Ron Arias recalls how one interview with the star led to a years-long friendship

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The Wonderful and the Weird: 10 Vintage Shirley Temple Collectibles

Remembering Shirley Temple Through 10 Vintage Collectibles

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.

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Shirley Temple Exercised Surprising Political Star Power, Too

UpdatePosted 02/11/2014 08:30PM

Shirley Temple Exercised Surprising Political Star Power, Too

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.

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Toast to Shirley Temple with Her Signature Drink

Toast to Shirley Temple with Her Signature Drink

Originally posted 02/11/2014 05:30PM

Remember the late actress with two versions of her namesake kiddie-friendly mocktail

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Shirley Temple Was Also a Cancer-Fighting Activist | Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple Was Also a Cancer-Fighting 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.

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What Shirley Temple Meant to America

Shirley Temple's Charm Was a Combination of Spontaneity and Timing

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.

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6 Big, Classic Hollywood Stars Who Little Shirley Temple Beat Out at the Box Office

6 Big, Classic Hollywood Stars Who Little Shirley Temple Beat Out at the Box Office

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.

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Remember Shirley Temple By Singing Along to 'On the Good Ship Lollipop'

Originally posted 02/11/2014 08:10AM



As the nation remembers "America's Darling" Shirley Temple, several things come to mind. Ringlets. Dimples. That smile. And "On the Good Ship Lollipop," which, with the news of Temple's death, becomes a bittersweet melody.

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