Shirley Temple Black, Iconic Child Actor, Dead at Age 85

Shirley Temple Black, one of the most iconic and groundbreaking child actors of all time, has died at the age of 85.

She first found fame during the climax of the Great Depression in such memorable movies as “Heidi,” “Curly Top” and “Bright Eyes.” In her later years, she served as the US ambassador to Ghana as well as Czechoslovakia.

A recent report confirmed that Temple Black died on Monday of natural causes at her home in Woodside, California. It was officially confirmed to NBC News by her publicist early Tuesday morning.

A statement that was released by Shirley’s family stated, “She was surrounded by her family and caregivers. We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and…our beloved mother, grandmother [and] great-grandmother.”

We at Qlty Ctrl also want to pay tribute to this cinematic legend by posting these pictures of memorable moments from her top ten movies. Shirley Temple Black truly was an amazing actress and a pioneer within the world of entertainment.  Even at a young age, she was a shining beacon that was far ahead of her own time. We hope that you enjoy this pictorial tribute.

The Little Colonel (1935)

The Little Colonel (1935)

Heidi (1937)

Heidi (1937)

The Little Princess (1939)

The Little Princess (1939)

Bright Eyes (1934)

Bright Eyes (1934)

The Littlest Rebel (1935)

The Littlest Rebel (1935)

Captain January (1936)

Captain January (1936)

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)

Little Miss Marker (1934)

Little Miss Marker (1934)

Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

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