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Old 02-11-2014, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default Shirley Temple 1928-2014 R.I.P.

It's never a pleasant thing to think about a much loved person or personality passing on. Many's the time I've given the news here about a famous person and this kind of news.

Given the indelable image generations have of this star asa child,makes it all the sadder.

Shirley Temple of "Curly Top","The Littlest Rebel" and many more...plus, singer of
the song that echoes a child's innocence "The Good Ship Lollipop",has left us,this past Monday, at age 85.

Without a doubt,one of the greatest talents to come
out of Holywood in my Grandmother's genereation,in the 1930s.

It's very clear Shirley had to give up a good portion of her childhood to make these now classic and beloved movies. The great thing to remember is,she did not suffer the fatalities that befall many a child actor.

Which is nothing short of amazing considering the way some children were treated back then. By both Hollywood and sometimes their own parents & family.

She grew up and went on to do great things,most
importantly serving as an ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

I first heard of Shirley Temple in the late 1970s,when local TV in San Diego showed some of her films. I was 9 and still could enjoy something like this,without feeling embarrased as boys do about watching "a little kid" or "girl's" movie.

Most favorite was "The Littlest Rebel",with "Mr. BoJangles" himself Bill Robinson. They're acapella tap dance number on the street is nothing short of classic,as well as adorable.

Which is what Shirley was then and as time goes on,always will be.


RIP Shirley Jane Temple Black and we give you a silent standing ovation
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Shirley Temple 1928-2014 R.I.P.

She was an awesomely talented little girl..

I wish you would post the link to the articles you get online. It's a copyright issue...thanks.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: Shirley Temple 1928-2014 R.I.P.

i think Borderstone wrote that, no? or perhaps lifted a few phrases from media, dunno

but glad she touched him over the decades - i think she was cute and played the roles wonderfully, even if she seemed to be the same character in each of them ... maybe that was "her"

it's true, never heard of any scandal... wonder how she'd make out in today's world of friend's pulling out, recording and selling cellphone video on you, or trying to avoid TMZ guys (what does that stand for? Too Much Zinformation????)

i'm glad i never saw, or noticed any tabloid photos of her ailing as i've waited in cashier lineups ...maybe even the rats have some decency when it comes to American Royalty
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: Shirley Temple 1928-2014 R.I.P.

No to brag in a thread such as this but yes,I did write all of that myself.

In the past I've sometimes used articles but in this case (as for most) I used mhy own words. Of course,if I do use any in the future,I'll certainly post a link. I usually find out about the famous on IMDB or else the world news on TV.

I'm going home later and watch my copy of "The Littlest Rebel". Funny thing,
Bill Robinson's movie "Stormy Weather" was just on that new "MOVIES" channel, about 48 hours before I heard about Shirley.

Spooky.

JJ - Shirley did have breast cancer but she encouraged women out their to be brave and smart about it and get tested often. She came through it wonderfully.

I recall seeing her interview on 60 minutes in the 1970s,when she
became an ambassador. Being a kid,I couldn't beleive it was the same person.

Funny how we get an indelible image of a person one way
and find it hard to comprhend later when they age or look different.

P.S - A Rest In Peace out to Sid Caeser from yesterday as well.
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