Media honor the life of Shirley Temple

Updated: 2014-02-12 13:48


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Media honor the life of Shirley Temple

File photo of Shirley Temple [Photo/Agencies]

Shirley Temple Black, the dimpled, curly-haired child star and diplomat who danced her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers in 1930's America died Monday evening at the age of 85 in Woodside, California.

The falling of the superstar has captured the world's attention with news spreading all over media worldwide. Let's take a look at the comments from several major press agencies.


Precocious, Adorable, Soft-spoken, Superstar

"As actress Shirley Temple, she was precocious, bouncy and adorable with a head of curly hair, tap-dancing through songs like 'On the Good Ship Lollipop.'"

"As Ambassador Shirley Temple Black, she was soft-spoken and earnest in postings in Czechoslovakia and Ghana, out to disprove concerns that her previous career made her a diplomatic lightweight."

"She was a superstar before the term was invented."

Washington Post:

Heroine, Merchandized, Shirley Temple dolls

"As a child, her movies made her a heroine for adults as well as children. Simplistic plots often cast her as a motherless tyke who found happiness and shared it, cheerfully singing or dancing her way out of trouble and spreading cheer wherever she went."

"With each new generation, she continued to be one of the most merchandized actresses in film history."

"Shirley Temple dolls are still manufactured, decades after her career ended, and have long been sought by collectors, some of whom attend annual Shirley Temple conventions. Her face appeared on clothing, cereal boxes, playing cards, dish soap and hundreds of other items that are briskly traded by memorabilia dealers."

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