Today’s post is about a woman who was a great role model for young girls and women around the world. That woman is Shirley Temple-Black who has delighted people of all ages for several decades. Shirley passed away on February 10, 2014 at home. She was 85-years-old at the time of her death. She was a child star who continues to hold her audience captive in the nicest way possible.
The most notable thing about Mrs. Black is that she grew up in show business without letting it destroy her in the end. She is proof-positive that children can come away from great success in front of the screen with a good attitude about the future. Shirley Temple started working at the age of three and was, by Hollywood standards, washed up by the time she was 21-years-old.
Shirley Temple was married in her twenties, had three children and became a United States Ambassador. During an interview in 1989, she said that she felt she was the luckiest little girl in America. The entertainment she provided helped many people get through the dismal times of the Great Depression era. The hard work of that little girl still pays off as families pass down the tradition of watching Shirley Temple movies on a Sunday afternoon.
Temple-Black will not soon be forgotten. Her outstanding life on and off-screen are to be applauded. She was one of the few who appears to have come out unscathed by the rigors of Hollywood lifestyles. Hats off to you, Shirley Temple-Black, for showing us that being a celebrity does not mean that you have to behave atrociously in order to remind the world that you existed. Rest in peace, sweet lady.