Former child actress, US ambassador and cancer survivor Shirley Temple died Monday, February 12 at the age of 85.
Best known as being undisputedly the most famous and successful child actor of all time, she left acting at the age of 22 and went on to lead a full personal and professional life. Find out more about this American icon. Remember, you will need your library card number to access UAPL's Research Databases.
- Read about the effect she had on a depression-era audience, and how it led to her immense popularity and fame by searching her name in St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture
- For magazine and newspaper articles, as well as encyclopedia entries, videos and images,search for her in Gale Biography in Context.
- Finally, celebrate the life of the iconic Hollywood star with the red, non-alchoholic drink created in the 1930s in her honor. People Magazine shares two versions of Shirley Temples.