Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple

  • Born on
    • April 23rd, 1928
  • Died on
    • February 10th, 2014
Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in her films and they ultimately bought millions of dollars worth of products that had her likeness on them. Dolls, phonograph records, mugs, hats, dresses, whatever it was, if it had her picture on there they bought it. Shirley was box-office champion for the consecutive years 1935-36-37-38, beating out such great grown-up stars as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford. By 1939, her popularity declined. Although she starred in some very good movies like Since You Went Away (1944) and the The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947), her career was nearing its end. Later, she served as an ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. It was once guessed that she had more than 50 golden curls on her head. Her mother, Gertrude Temple, did her hair in pin curls for each movie. Every hairstyle had exactly 56 curls. Date of Death 10 February 2014, Woodside, California

Starring Shirley Temple on Plex


Acting (31 Credits)

1985That's Dancing!
1965The Love Goddesses as (archive footage)
1949The Story of Seabiscuit as Margaret O'Hara / Knowles
1949Mr. Belvedere Goes to College as Ellen Baker
1948Fort Apache as Philadelphia Thursday
1947That Hagen Girl as Mary Hagen
1947The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer as Susan Turner
1944I'll Be Seeing You as Barbara Marshall
1944Since You Went Away as Bridget 'Brig' Hilton
1942Miss Annie Rooney as Annie Rooney
1940The Blue Bird as Mytyl
1939The Little Princess as Sara Crewe
1939Susannah of the Mounties as Susannah 'Sue' Sheldon
1938Little Miss Broadway as Betsy Brown Shea
1938Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm as Rebecca Winstead
1938Just Around the Corner as Penny Hale
1937Heidi as Heidi Kramer
1937Wee Willie Winkie as Priscilla 'Winkie' Williams
1936Stowaway as Barbara 'Ching-Ching' Stewart
1936Dimples as Dimples Appleby
1936Poor Little Rich Girl as Barbara Barry
1936Captain January as Helen 'Star' Mason
1935The Little Colonel as Lloyd Sherman
1935Curly Top as Elizabeth Blair
1935The Littlest Rebel as Virginia 'Virgie' Cary
1934Baby, Take a Bow as Shirley Ellison
1934Bright Eyes as Shirley Blake
1934Now and Forever as Penelope 'Pennie' Day
1934Little Miss Marker as Marthy 'Marky' Jane
1934Stand Up and Cheer! as Shirley Dugan
1933To the Last Man as Mary Stanley (uncredited)

Herself (2 Credits)

2020Showbiz Kids as Herself (Archival Footage)
1937Ali Baba Goes to Town as Herself


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