She made me laugh and cry as a kid.
April 23, 1928: Shirley Temple is born in Santa Monica, California
1934: Temple stars in breakthrough movie Bright Eyes
1935: Child star becomes the youngest ever to receive an Academy Juvenile Award at age of six
1935 – 1938: She is the number one box office star in the world
1939: Temple loses out the lead role in The Wizard of Oz to Judy Garland
Would The Wizard of Oz have been the same?
1945: She marries her first husband John Agar and the couple have daughter Linda the following year
1949: The couple divorce following Agar’s drinking and infidelity
1950: Temple retires from Hollywood after a string of box-office flops
1950: She marries businessman Charles Alden Black and the couple go on to have two children, Charles and Lori
1967: Temple makes an unsuccessful bid for Congress as a Republican candidate
1970s: Mrs Temple-Black as ambassador to Ghana and later U.S. chief of protocol
2005: Charles Alden Black dies after being married to Temple for 55 years
2006: Temple receives the Screen Actors’ Guild Lifetime Achievement Award