Remembering Shirley Temple on Her 86th Birthday
Today, we honor the late Shirley Temple, who would have been 86 today. Arguably the most popular child star of all time, Temple set a precedent in Hollywood. Appearing in over 35 feature films, which include the classics Heidi and Curly Top, Temple earned a—at the time—record-breaking salary of $50,000 per film.
Temple ultimately retired from acting at age 22, taking on an entirely different role as a foreign diplomat, serving as a U.S. Ambassador for both Ghana and Czechoslovakia. We will always remember Temple as the fresh-faced, curly-haired beauty so many of us fell in love with on the big screen. Cheers, Shirley!