05:27 PM EDT 03/19/2015
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.
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
Remembering Selena, 20 Years After Her Tragic Death
Giuliana Rancic: I Know I'm Too Thin
Princess Kate's Baby Names: Will It Be Alice?
Joe Giudice Talks Teresa's Life in Prison – Including Her Beauty Regimen
Avril Lavigne Opens Up about Her Health Crisis: 'I Was Bedridden for 5 Months'
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!