02:12 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 02/23/2015 07:45AM
The Oscars sum up Hollywood quite tidily: The most popular people get together to find out who has been selected as being especially notable, and then everyone claps. If you're the type who likes attention – and let's face it, most who excel in Hollywood do – getting that moment onstage is a dream come true.
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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