Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple

Oh, no!  Shirley Temple died yesterday.  She seemed immortal -- I never thought she'd go.

I probably don't need to tell you who Shirley is.  Her fame has existed for decades.  Shirley started acting when she was three years old and had a string of big hits.  After her childhood movies, she came back in the Sixties and was a frequent presence on television.  Later, she got into politics and served as our Ambassador to two nations.

Do you remember Shirley?  Which are your favorite movies of hers?


  1. I remember Shirley!! In fact, she is indirectly responsible for me learning that there was no such thing as Santa Claus!!! I loved her films as a child. X

  2. I also thought she was near to immortal so it was strange to hear the news. Honestly, I never could stand her child performances. She ruined 'a little princess' for me. I never liked her performances and would be interested in seeing her teenage films. Nothing against her personally but I truly disliked her cute little girl act. Her voice and face just got on my nerves

  3. This really caught me - and I'm sure millions of other fans - off guard. I completely agree with that she seemed to have an almost immortal quality and that it seemed as though she'd be with us for countless more years to come. Sadly, such is not the case, but at least her heartwarming, delightfully fun movies will live on and help keep her memory alive for many more generations to come.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. I adored her, we seemed to watch a lot of black and white movies when I was younger, I don't remember the names but I remember her, I thought she was adorable x x x

  5. I remember watching her films when I was a little girl and my grandmother always mentions her name when referring to beautiful curly hair.

  6. Aww. This invokes memories for me. I went to high school in a SMALL town and there were exactly three goth kids. Everyone made fun of them or picked on them, and I was friends with them. Well, I was friends with everyone, no matter what their clique was. Anyways, I wore my hair like Shirley a lot. Very curly. The goth kids called me Shirley Temple. :)

  7. Oh thats such sad news, and I cant believe this is the first I've heard of her passing. I never saw many of her movies and have to admit that the treacle cutness didn't really make me love her .. but I have an adults view of it all that is a bit jaded I guess, I can see the adults behind her making money off a sweet innocent little face, and find that a bit sad.

    I lived in Singapore for a few years when I was very young, about the age that Shirley started making movies .. needless to say all the locals called me Shirley due to the blonde curls I had (oh where are you today blonde curls!!), it's one of the few memories I still have of Singapore and they are happy memories :)

    1. I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Brenda. Thanks for the charming anecdote from your youth. You made me smile. :)

  8. even though i'm not even born when shirley really start acting, but i watched her movie a lot because there is a video rental on my neighborhood. she was really cute on curly top and heidi. i also loved her songs too, especially 'animal cracker in my soup', the lyric just stuck in my head :) i think she's always be a 'little girl' in everybody's heart. RIP shirley. i don't know you but i missed you :')