Bergen County, NJ -02/12/2014
Another American icon has passed away. Former child star Shirley Temple Black passed away late Monday at the age of 85. Temple is noted as one of the most popular child starts in Hollywood history. Film fan Anthony Amado remembers watching Shirley Temple classics such as “The Littlest Rebel” and “Curly Top” as a young child.
Temple started acting at the age of 3 and was a box-office hit by the age of 10, bringing in a salary of $50,000 per movie, which was not common then. Temple often beat out Clark Gable and Bing Crosby with box-office numbers. Temple retired from filmmaking at the age of 22 and married Charles Black.
Temple entered the spotlight again later on as a foreign diplomat. Temple served in the U.S. delegation to the United Nations from 1969 to 1974 was U.S. ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976, and U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992. Anthony Amado remembers fondly the actress and the cultural icon that the star became and will remain.