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Fox recalls Shirley Temple bracelets

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Charm bracelets tucked inside Shirley Temple DVDs have unsafe levels of lead and are being recalled by Twentieth Century Fox.

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Huffman gets three SAG nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Actress Felicity Huffman led the field with three Screen Actors Guild nominations Thursday for "Desperate Housewives" and "Transamerica."

Movieland Wax Museum gets waxed

BUENA PARK, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The Buena Park, Calif., Movieland Wax Museum is taking its final bow on Halloween night.

Screen Actors Guild salutes Shirley Temple

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Screen Actors Guild Monday announced plans to bestow its highest honor on legendary child star and longtime diplomat Shirley Temple Black.

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Today is Saturday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2005 with 182 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, April 23, the 113th day of 2005 with 252 to follow.
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Loew's centennial marked by exhibition

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The American Museum of the Moving Image opens "From Penny Arcade to Megaplex," next week to mark the 100th year of Loew's, North America's oldest theater chain.

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Today is Friday, April 23, the 114th day of 2004 with 252 to follow.
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David Holt, 76, dies

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- David Holt, a former child actor best known for roles like the bratty Sidney Sawyer in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," has died in California.

Actor Buddy Ebsen dies at 95

LOS ANGELES, July 7 (UPI) -- Buddy Ebsen, the lanky vaudeville and Broadway dancer who gained fame as a Hollywood actor in "The Beverly Hillbillies," "Barnaby Jones" and Disney's "Davy Croc

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Shirley Temple
NYP95120703-07DEC95-NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: One of four 16x20 Shirley Temple posters being brought in by Michael Jackson's personal staff to decorate his hospital suite at Beth Isreal Medical Center North Dec 7. Jakcson is listed in stable condition after collapsing with low blood pressure Dec 6 during rehearsals for a stage productions. UPI cc/Ezio Petersen

Shirley Jane Temple (born April 23, 1928), later known as Shirley Temple Black, is an American film and television actress, singer, dancer, autobiographer, and former U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. She began her film career in 1932 at the age of three, and in 1934, skyrocketed to superstardom in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Academy Award in February 1935, and film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid to late 1930s. Licensed merchandise that capitalized on her wholesome image included dolls, dishes, and clothing. Her box office popularity waned as she reached adolescence, and she left the film industry at the age of 12 to attend high school. She appeared in a few films of varying quality in her mid to late teens, and retired completely from films in 1950 at the age of 22. She was the top box-office draw four years in a row (1935–38) in a Motion Picture Herald poll.

Temple returned to show business in 1958 with a two-season television anthology series of fairy tale adaptations. She made guest appearances on various television shows in the early 1960s and filmed a sitcom pilot that was never released. She sat on the boards of many corporations and organizations including The Walt Disney Company, Del Monte Foods, and the National Wildlife Federation. In 1967, she ran unsuccessfully for United States Congress, and was appointed United States Ambassador to Ghana in 1974 and to Czechoslovakia in 1989. In 1988, she published her autobiography, Child Star. Temple is the recipient of many awards and honors including Kennedy Center Honors and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

Shirley Jane Temple was born on April 23, 1928 in Santa Monica, California. She is the daughter of Gertrude Amelia Temple (née Krieger), a homemaker, and George Francis Temple, a bank employee. The family was of German, Dutch, and English ancestry. She had two brothers, George Francis, Jr. and John Stanley. Mrs. Temple encouraged her infant daughter's singing, dancing, and acting talents, and in September 1931 enrolled her in Meglin's Dance School in Los Angeles, California. About this time, she began styling Shirley's hair in ringlets similar to those of silent film star Mary Pickford.

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