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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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