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Birthday Special: Shirley Temple

By Maureen O'Hare Slide 1 of 11

Shirley Temple: the original child star turns 85

Little Shirley Temple, the original child star, celebrates her 85th birthday on 23 April 2013. The curly-haired cutie who brought cheer to Depression-era America retired from movies in 1950, enjoyed a TV comeback in the late '50s, then in later life acted as US Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. Join us as we look back at the extraordinary life and career of Shirley Temple Black.
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