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Shirley Temple Black was a precious child star actress in the 1930’s. She tap-danced and sang and won all of our hearts over at such a young age, and is arguably the most famous and popular child star in history.
She began acting at just three-years-old, became famous at the age of six and became a massive box-office star before the age of ten. Her adorable dimples and perfect blonde curly hair made such a popular image among young girls at the time. She retired from film in 1950 at the age of 21 and became active in politics, even becoming an ambassador to Czechoslovakia.
Last night, Monday, Feb. 10, the child-star died at the age of 85 in her home in Woodside, California. You can read more about her life and career here.
Here are celebrity’s reactions on Twitter to the star’s passing.
My first acting inspiration. Shirley Temple. Rest in peace.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) February 11, 2014
We love you, Shirley temple. Love to all the child stars, grown before their times. http://t.co/hyEKcYrHje
— James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) February 11, 2014
The Good Ship Lollypop has sailed today with Shirley Temple aboard a true 1 of a kind. If you don't know her.. google or YouTube her. R.I.P.
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) February 11, 2014
Little Shirley Temple raised the spirits of a nation during the Great Depression. RIP pic.twitter.com/yzoyw6xpML
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 11, 2014
R.I.P Shirley Temple. U are amazing, u lived such an incredible life.
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) February 11, 2014
I loved her so much. I've seen every movie of hers, I own her scrapbooks& have 3 dolls. She was a… http://t.co/EaVFFN6JUL
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) February 11, 2014
Rest in peace, Shirley Temple Black. I know that you're sailing up and away on the Good Ship Lollipop.
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) February 11, 2014
What a star, what a life. RIP Shirley Temple.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 11, 2014
RIP SHIRLEY TEMPLE ...a legendary child star and wonderful diplomat.
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) February 11, 2014
— Bo Derek (@boderek) February 11, 2014
Shirley Temple brightened spirits when the world was dark. 'll never forget her kind words to me at the Oscars. A star forever. RIP
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) February 11, 2014
Melissa Joan Hart
Heartbroken to lose my life-long role model! Happy Landings on a chocolate bar Shirley! Thank you for… http://t.co/sCdsP6Lc1j
— Melissa Joan Hart (@MelissaJoanHart) February 11, 2014
RIP Shirley Temple. One of my absolute favorite drinks when I was a kid.
— Jason Biggs (@JasonBiggs) February 11, 2014
We use the word "Icon" far too much, but Shirley Temple Black truly fit the bill. What an amazing life. http://t.co/xfegt7FtLp
— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) February 11, 2014
Rest in peace - http://t.co/rGoPjfYloF
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 11, 2014
Oh no!!! Shirley Temple. RIP. Thank U for making this world a little brighter.
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) February 11, 2014
Rest in peace Shirley Temple. The world is so much brighter because you were in it... pic.twitter.com/d7eQTbuPhy
— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) February 11, 2014
"Any star can be devoured by human adoration, sparkle by sparkle". RIP the one and only Shirley Temple
— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) February 11, 2014
RIP #ShirleyTemple. One of the last true Hollywood legends.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 11, 2014
We lost an original gangster-and by gangster I mean child actor- Poor out some ginger and grenadine for Shirley Temple. RIP sweetheart
— Ethan Embry (@EmbryEthan) February 11, 2014
RIP Shirley Temple. She was a huge part of my childhood, I would sit for hours watching her every weekend.
— Caroline Manzo (@CarolineManzo) February 11, 2014
— Kate Gosselin (@Kateplusmy8) February 11, 2014
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