Shirley Temple Black, who rose to fame as arguably one of the most well-known child actresses in Hollywood history, has died. She was 85. Take a look back at the life of the legendary star.
She began acting at age 3 and became a massive box-office draw before turning 10, commanding a then-unheard of salary of $50,000 per movie. For about 18 years, she sang, tap-danced and acted her way into the hearts of millions. Her corkscrew curls were popular with little girls from the 1930s through the 1970s. Her hits included "Little Miss Marker" (1934), "Curly Top" (1935) and "The Littlest Rebel" (1935).
Temple sits with first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
Temple is seen leaving the White House after a visit with President Franklin Roosevelt in 1938.
Temple gets into a car after leaving the White House in 1938.
Temple is seen in 1944 during a trip to Canada.
Shirley Temple Black shakes hands with President Gerald Ford after being sworn in as chief of protocol in 1976. The chief of protocol advises the president and other high-level officials on diplomatic protocol.
This 1990 image shows Temple Black, then the U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia, in Prague.
Temple Black reacts to being introduced as she sits with Rod Steiger and Marisa Tomei during the 70th annual Academy Awards on March 23, 1998. Seventy former Oscar winners gathered on stage during the show. Temple Black won her Oscar in 1934.
Temple Black arrives at the White House to meet with President Bill Clinton before the start of the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony Dec. 6, 1998. The former child actress and U.S. ambassador was receiving the honors in the 21st annual celebration of the arts sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Temple Black, one of the four grand marshals of the Rose Parade, waves to the crowd during the 110th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 1, 1999.
Temple Black accepts the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at the 12th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 29, 2006. She was honored for her years not only as a child star, but as a diplomat and humanitarian.
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