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April 23, 2021

Fascinating Color Photos of Shirley Temple When She Was Young in the 1940s

Shirley Temple (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American actress, singer, and dancer who was Hollywood’s number one box-office draw as a child actress from 1934 to 1938.


Temple began her film career at the age of three in 1931. Two years later, she achieved 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 in motion pictures during 1934.

Film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s. Temple capitalized on licensed merchandise that featured her wholesome image; the merchandise included dolls, dishes, and clothing. Her box-office popularity waned as she reached adolescence.

She appeared in 29 films from the ages of 3 to 10 but in only 14 films from the ages of 14 to 21. Temple retired from film in 1950 at the age of 22.






























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