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Shirley Temple Dies at age 85

Shirley Temple Dies at age 85

Former child star Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85.

The actress, who was known throughout her adult life as Shirley Temple Black, died of natural causes Monday in her California home.  

Temple was well-known for her roles in 1930s films such as "Bright Eyes," "Curly Top," and "Heidi."

The actress holds the 18th spot on the American Film Institute's list of the all-time greatest female screen legends.  

Temple retired from the film industry at 22 before pursuing a career as a foreign diplomat.  

She served as the U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia and became the first female Chief of Protocol of the United States.  

 

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