Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple

Show Count: 10
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: April 23, 1928
Old Time Radio, Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Shirley Temple Black (born Shirley Temple; April 23, 1928) is an American film and television actress, singer, dancer, and former U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. She began her film career in 1932 at the age of three, and in 1934, found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935 for her outstanding contribution as a juvenile performer to motion pictures during 1934, and film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s. Licensed merchandise that capitalized on her wholesome image included dolls, dishes, and clothing. Her box office popularity waned as she reached adolescence, and she left the film industry in her teens. She appeared in a few films of varying quality in her mid-to-late teens, and retired completely from films in 1950 at the age of 22. She was the top box-office draw four years in a row (1935–38) in a Motion Picture Heraldpoll.

Temple returned to show business in 1958 with a two-season television anthology series of fairy tale adaptations. She made guest appearances on television shows in the early 1960s and filmed a sitcom pilot that was never released. She sat on the boards of corporations and organizations including The Walt Disney Company, Del Monte Foods, and the National Wildlife Federation. In 1967, she ran unsuccessfully for United States Congress, and was appointed United States Ambassador to Ghana in 1974 and to Czechoslovakia in 1989. In 1988, she published her autobiography,Child Star. Temple is the recipient of awards and honors including Kennedy Center Honors and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

She is No. 18 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female American screen legends of all time.


Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: 13th June 1949
Added: Jun 11 2012
Broadcast: December 24, 1939
Added: Dec 24 2016
Broadcast: January 27, 1941
Added: Nov 29 2015
Broadcast: 27th December 1943
Added: Dec 29 2005
Broadcast: 19th April 1942
Starring: Shirley Temple
Added: Apr 02 2006