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Google honors Shirley Temple with new Doodle

Google is paying homage to actress, singer and diplomat Shirley Temple with a new Doodle. Image courtesy of Google
Google is paying homage to actress, singer and diplomat Shirley Temple with a new Doodle. Image courtesy of Google

June 9 (UPI) -- Google is celebrating actress, singer, dancer and diplomat Shirley Temple with a new Doodle.

Google's homepage features artwork of Temple through various stages of her life, alongside movie tickets that contain the company's logo. The center image is animated and features a young Temple tap dancing.

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Temple started taking dance lessons at the age of three and landed her first film role in 1934 musical Stand Up and Cheer. She continued to star in more films, such as Bright Eyes, where she performed her most famous routine "On the Good Ship Lollipop."

The actress became the first child star to receive an Academy Award and starred in radio sitcom Junior Miss in 1942 before she left acting behind at the age of 22.

Temple then became a representative of the U.S. to the United Nations in 1969 where she focused on environmentalism and served as an ambassador to Ghana.

She later became the first female Chief of Protocol to the State Department, was appointed an Honorary Foreign Service Officer in 1988 and was President George H.W. Bush's Ambassador to Czechoslovakia in 1989. Temple was also a breast cancer advocate.

Temple died at the age of 85 in February 2014. She starred in 23 films in total.

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