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.
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