Shirley Temple dies at 85

Former Hollywood child star Shirley Temple has died at 85.

Shirley Temple dies at 85

Former Hollywood child star Shirley Temple has died at 85.

According to a press release from her agent, she died on Monday night at her home near San Francisco, surrounded by her family and caregivers.

Black was a massive child star in the 1930s films. Her films included Bright Eyes, The Littlest Rebel and Curly Top.

A talented singer, dancer and actress, Temple was America’s top box-office draw from 1935 – the year she turned seven – until 1938.

She was credited with helping save 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy.

She retired from films at 21 and later became active in politics. She held several diplomatic posts, including ambassador to Czechoslovakia in the late 1980s.

Her survivors include three children, a granddaughter and two great-granddaughters.

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