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Retired U.S. diplomats call for end to political ambassador appointees

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A group of retired U.S. foreign service officers has called for an end to the practice of appointing political contributors and supporters as ambassadors.
Shirley Temple tribute planned on TCM

Shirley Temple tribute planned on TCM

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies says it plans to pay tribute to the late Hollywood screen icon and U.S. Ambassador Shirley Temple Black.
Former child star Shirley Temple dies at 85

Former child star Shirley Temple dies at 85

Shirley Temple Black, the star of dozens of films as a precocious, pint-sized child star, has died in California, her family said. She was 85.
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Shirley Temple Black dead at 85

Shirley Temple Black dead at 85

WOODSIDE, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- One of the most famous child stars of all time, Shirley Temple Black, died at her home in California at the age of 85.
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Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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Child star Sybil Jason dead at 83

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Actress Sybil Jason, whose career as a child star in the 1930s put her opposite Shirley Temple, died last week at the age of 83, the head of her fan club said.

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Keira Knightley named greatest starlet

LONDON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Actress Keira Knightley has beaten out Scarlett Johansson and Judy Garland to land the honor of being the greatest Hollywood starlet at 21 years of age.
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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
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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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