Shirley Temple Black, one of the most famous child stars in Hollywood history who was featured in dozens of Depression-era films and later built a political career as a delegate to the United Nations and ambassador to Ghana, died yesterday at age 85. What do you think?


“Let me get this straight: Shirley Temple Black—the former ambassador to Ghana—used to be a child star?”

Brian Walker • Water Cooler Installer

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“She’ll live on as the perfect role model for all us stage moms prematurely pushing our daughters into show business.”

Cynthia Roberts • Unemployed

“Shirley Temple Black? I didn’t know she got married. Good for her!”

Declan Butler • Assistant Professor

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