Shirley Temple

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Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat who was Hollywood's number one box-office draw as a child actress from 1935 to 1938.wikipedia
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Academy Juvenile Award

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She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935 for her outstanding contribution as a juvenile performer in motion pictures during 1934.
The honor was first awarded by the Academy at the 7th Academy Awards to 6-year-old Shirley Temple, for her work in 1934.

Bright Eyes (1934 film)

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Two years later, she achieved international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents.
The screenplay by William Conselman is based on a story by David Butler and Edwin Burke, and focuses on the relationship between bachelor aviator James "Loop" Merritt (James Dunn) and his orphaned godchild, Shirley Blake (Shirley Temple).

Heidi (1937 film)

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Film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s.
Heidi is a 1937 American musical drama film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Shirley Temple.

AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars

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She is 18th on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female American screen legends of Classic Hollywood cinema.
The list was unveiled by the American Film Institute on June 15, 1999, in a CBS special hosted by Shirley Temple, with 50 current actors making the presentations.

Educational Pictures

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While at the dance school, she was spotted by Charles Lamont, who was a casting director for Educational Pictures.
Educational primarily distributed short subjects, and today is probably best known for its series of 1930s comedies starring Buster Keaton, as well as for a series of one-reel comedies featuring the earliest screen appearances of Shirley Temple.

Meglin Kiddies

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Her mother encouraged Shirley to develop her singing, dancing, and acting talents, and in September 1931 enrolled her in Meglin's Dance School in Los Angeles.
One of the most successful child stars of all time, Shirley Temple, was once a Meglin Kiddie dancer.

Junior Coghlan

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These were in the Frolics of Youth series with Frank Coghlan Jr.; Temple played Mary Lou Rogers, the baby sister in a contemporary suburban family.
During the 1920s and 1930s, he became a popular child and juvenile actor, appearing in films with Pola Negri, Jack Dempsey, William Haines, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney, William Boyd and Bette Davis.

Chief of Protocol of the United States

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As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, and also served as Chief of Protocol of the United States.
Former child star Shirley Temple Black served as Chief of Protocol under President Gerald Ford.

Baby Burlesks

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Educational Pictures launched its Baby Burlesks, 10-minute comedy shorts satirizing recent films and events, using preschool children in every role.
The series is notable for featuring three-year-old Shirley Temple in her first screen appearances.

Stand Up and Cheer!

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Recognizing her from the screen, he arranged for her to have a screen test for the movie Stand Up and Cheer! Temple arrived for the audition on December 7, 1933; she won the part and was signed to a $150-per-week contract that was guaranteed for two weeks by Fox Film Corporation.
The film is best known for providing the first big breakthrough role for legendary child actress Shirley Temple.

On the Good Ship Lollipop

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Her signature song, "On the Good Ship Lollipop", was introduced in the film and sold 500,000 sheet-music copies.
"On the Good Ship Lollipop" was the signature song of child actress Shirley Temple.

Baby Take a Bow

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Her charm was evident to Fox executives, and she was ushered into corporate offices almost immediately after finishing Baby, Take a Bow, a song-and-dance number she performed with James Dunn.
Shirley Temple plays the child of an ex-convict (James Dunn) trying to make a better life for himself and his family.

Little Miss Marker

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In June, her success continued when she was loaned out to Paramount for Little Miss Marker.
It stars Shirley Temple, Adolphe Menjou and Dorothy Dell in a story about a little girl held as collateral by gangsters.

Animal Crackers in My Soup

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A succession of films followed: The Little Colonel, Our Little Girl, Curly Top (with the signature song "Animal Crackers in My Soup"), and The Littlest Rebel in 1935.
"Animal Crackers in My Soup" was a song introduced by Shirley Temple in the film Curly Top (1935).

Curly Top (film)

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Film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s. A succession of films followed: The Little Colonel, Our Little Girl, Curly Top (with the signature song "Animal Crackers in My Soup"), and The Littlest Rebel in 1935.
The screenplay by Patterson McNutt and Arthur J. Beckhard focuses on the adoption of a young orphan (Shirley Temple) by a wealthy bachelor (John Boles) and his romantic attraction to her older sister (Rochelle Hudson).

20th Century Fox

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In 1935, Fox Films merged with Twentieth Century Pictures to become 20th Century Fox.
Fox also hired Alice Faye and Shirley Temple, who appeared in several major films for the studio in the 1930s.

Our Little Girl

A succession of films followed: The Little Colonel, Our Little Girl, Curly Top (with the signature song "Animal Crackers in My Soup"), and The Littlest Rebel in 1935.
Our Little Girl is a 1935 drama, in which Shirley Temple and Joel McCrea play the leading roles.

The Red-Haired Alibi

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She was lent to Tower Productions for a small role in her first feature film (The Red-Haired Alibi) in 1932 and, in 1933, to Universal, Paramount, and Warner Bros. Pictures for various parts.
It is the first feature-length film to feature child actress Shirley Temple in the credits.

The Littlest Rebel

A succession of films followed: The Little Colonel, Our Little Girl, Curly Top (with the signature song "Animal Crackers in My Soup"), and The Littlest Rebel in 1935.
The film stars Shirley Temple, John Boles, and Karen Morley, as the plantation family and Bill Robinson as their slave with Jack Holt as a Union officer.

James Dunn (actor)

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Her charm was evident to Fox executives, and she was ushered into corporate offices almost immediately after finishing Baby, Take a Bow, a song-and-dance number she performed with James Dunn.
Dunn's early successes included four Shirley Temple films in Baby Take a Bow, Stand Up and Cheer!, Change of Heart and Bright Eyes (all 1934).

The Little Colonel (1935 film)

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A succession of films followed: The Little Colonel, Our Little Girl, Curly Top (with the signature song "Animal Crackers in My Soup"), and The Littlest Rebel in 1935.
The film stars Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable, John Lodge, Bill Robinson, and Hattie McDaniel.

Wee Willie Winkie (film)

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In 1937, John Ford was hired to direct the sepia-toned Wee Willie Winkie (Temple's own favorite), and an A-list cast was signed that included Victor McLaglen, C. Aubrey Smith and Cesar Romero.
Wee Willie Winkie is a 1937 American adventure drama film directed by John Ford and starring Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen, and Cesar Romero.

Poor Little Rich Girl (1936 film)

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In 1936, Captain January, Poor Little Rich Girl, Dimples, and Stowaway were released.
Barbara Barry (Shirley Temple) is the young daughter of wealthy Richard Barry (Michael Whalen), a recently widowed soap manufacturer.

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938 film)

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That year, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Little Miss Broadway and Just Around the Corner were released.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a 1938 American musical comedy film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, and Bill Robinson.

Stowaway (1936 film)

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In 1936, Captain January, Poor Little Rich Girl, Dimples, and Stowaway were released.
The film is about a young orphan called "Ching Ching" (Shirley Temple) who meets wealthy playboy Tommy Randall (Robert Young) in Shanghai and then accidentally stows away on the ocean liner he is travelling on.