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

via Hollywood child star Shirley Temple dies aged 85

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