Shirley Temple

Hollywood's little princess had crashed her Good Ship Lollipop by the age of 12. The child star was divorced at 21. But her second marriage to business tycoon Charles Black lasted more than 50 years.


Shirley Temple began taking singing and dancing lessons when she was just two years old and, when she was three and a half, she became an actress.

She was the most popular motion picture star for five years straight, appearing in movies like 'Little Miss Money Marker', 'Poor Little Rich Girl', 'The Little Princess', 'Rebecca of Stoneybrook Farm', 'Uncle Tom's Cabin', and many others.

In 1934, Temple was named "the outstanding personality of 1934" by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Then in 1935, Shirley became the youngest actor to win an Academy Award (as well as the first child to win one).

However, as Temple grew up, she became less and less popular with the public. A TV show called 'Shirley Temple' appeared in the 1940s, but was so unpopular that it had to be taken off the air.

In 1945, Temple married John Agar, and they had a daughter together. However, they divorced four years after the birth of their daughter. Later, she married Charles A. Black and they had two children.

In 1974, Temple served as the US Ambassador for Ghana in Africa for two years, and was also the first woman to serve as chief protocol. She wrote her own autobiography, 'Child Star', which won a number of awards.

She died on February 10th, 2014, she was 85.