Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple (1928-2014)

News came across the wires this morning of the passing of singer-actress---and later UN Ambassador---Shirley Temple at 85.

Shirley made her debut at the tender age of 3, something that isn't done all that often anymore, but she came along during the Great Depression of the late 20's and early 30's, while Franklin Delano Roosevelt was President. She charmed audiences with her singing, dancing, and acting in films such as "Curly Top" & "Captain January". You've probably seen the commercials in recent years hawking a DVD collection of her films, and I'd not be surprised if there's a marathon of her movies in the next few days.

In recent years, as mentioned earlier, Shirley became a United Nations Ambassador until retiring a few years back. However, the lasting memory will be that of the angelic prodigy of the 30's, as depicted here in "Curly Top". I'm sure some of you know the song, "Animal Crackers in My Soup":

Rest in peace, Shirley.

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