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Shirley Temple Black Has Passed Away At The Age Of 85

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shirley temple black dead at 85

Oh no!!! This is SO sad!!!

Shirley Temple Black, possibly the most famous child actress of all time, has died at the age of 85!

The famed curly-haired actress passed away from natural causes in her home in California!

So sad!!!

Her family, who were present when she passed, have released a heartwarming statement about her incredible life.

They said:

"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 55 years of the the late and much missed Charles Alden Black."


Shirley started acting at age 3, with just about EVERYONE seeing her movies back in the day, and she stopped at the age of 21 to pursue her political aspirations!

She ran for Congress but ending up becoming a U.S. Diplomat to Ghana & Czechoslovakia.

Though it all makes us incredibly sad, Shirley had a long and very lucky life.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time!

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8 comments to “Shirley Temple Black Has Passed Away At The Age Of 85”

  1. Michael says – reply to this


    This, of all the deaths so far, is truly a loss. She was what all child stars should've aspired to be like: dedicated, charming, and talent spilling from every pore in every outlet she pursued. And she didn't go crazy or hang on to any career for the sake of having a film career. She'll be terribly missed.

  2. 2

    Re: Michael – I agree. She was a child star who managed to be a productive member of society after her show-biz career was over. Amazing talent, but also an amazing fortitude.

  3. Amy says – reply to this


    Shirley Temple DIED and your top story is about Selena Gomez?! Wtf???

  4. Judas says – reply to this


    Re: Amy – That's what I'm fucking wondering. This is the guy who had Cory Monteith as the top story for MONTHS after his ass overdosed when so many other things happened that were much more important, like Eileen Brennan passing away from cancer, when she was an OSCAR nominated actress. Not a Glee addict. And Shirley Temple, literally the most famous child actor in history, isn't a top story? His priorities are fucked up to the highest degree.

  5. 5

    RIP Shirley Temple. A true example of what a child star should be. Very talented–you will be missed!

  6. 6

    There will never be a more beautiful little girl than Shirley Temple.

  7. 7

    This is a true loss. I remember when I was a child my late grandmother would gift me Shirley Temple and The Little Rascals VHS tapes. She always encouraged me to watch that kind of thing, and I enjoyed every VHS she ever bought.

  8. 8

    rip Shirley who could forget on the good ship lolly pop take a good trip to the candy shop where the bon bons play lal la la great lady