“Heidi,” “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm,” “The Little Princess”… She inhabited each of these legendary characters, and all before she turned 12.
Iconic former child star Shirley Temple Black passed away Monday night at the age of 85, according to the “New York Times.”
As a young girl, she starred in some of the most successful films of the 1930s, including the aforementioned trio, as well as favorites like “Curly Top,” “Poor Little Rich Girl” and “Baby Take a Bow.”
After mostly retiring from acting, Black found herself back in the public spotlight in the political arena after marrying Charles Alden Black in 1950.
“We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and adored wife for fifty-five years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black,” her family said in a statement (via “NYT”).
What’s your favorite Shirley Temple moment? Share it in the comments in memory of the late star.