Death of Shirley Temple

April 23, 1928 - February 10, 2014
San Francisco, California | Age 85

Iconic child star dies at 85
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HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated Press

Shirley Temple, who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers and remains the ultimate child star decades later, died Monday night at 85.

Other pre-teens, from Macaulay Culkin to Miley Cyrus, have been as famous in their time. But none of them helped shape their time the way Temple did.

Dimpled, precocious and adorable, she was America's top box office star during Hollywood's golden age...

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