Sign In. Hide Spoilers. Doylenf 4 October Did we all see the same movie??? Gives me the feeling that some are awfully easy to please. She gives no indication of why or how this child was so revered except for trying her hardest to do a Shirley impersonation which never clicks on any level. None whatsoever. And that is the major handicap of the whole piece. But as if that isn't bad enough, any drama inherent in Shirley's story of her climb to almost overnight stardom has been completely white-washed with insipid writing peppered with occasional song and dance moments that don't even approximate what Shirley did as for example, "The Codfish Ball" with Buddy Ebsen which was probably the high point of Shirley's choreographed dance routines.
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It wasn't all curls and lollipops: actress was flashed by a producer and nearly murdered on stage
Former child actress Shirley Temple has died at the age of The Wee Willie Winkie star, famous for her golden corkscrew curls, died of natural causes at her home in California. Temple was the number one box-office draw in America and Britain between and and is often remembered for singing On the Good Ship Lollipop in the movie Bright Eyes. But here are five facts about the actress that are not so well known:. However, in her memoir Child Star , Temple claims that one of the film's producers told her to "lose the baby fat" and exposed himself to her during their first meeting together. According to the LA Times , the enraged producer ordered her out of his office. The FBI were apparently called in numerous times to investigate death and extortion threats against Temple. Her closest run-in was during a live radio broadcast with the singer Nelson Eddy when she was ten years old.
You know you're legendary when the mere mention of your name evokes an iconic hairstyle, the world's most famous mocktail, and most importantly an irrepressible child starlet. Shirley Temple was just three when her mother started styling her hair in ringlets and sending her off to singing and dancing lessons. It wasn't long before she was Hollywood's number on box office draw—how's that for a leap? The world had never seen such a poised, self-possessed, and absolutely precious pint-sized performer. Before it was legal for little Miss Shirley to drive, she'd already won a child-sized Oscar, met Walt Disney, and licensed her image on lunchboxes, dolls, and clothing. When she stepped aside from the spotlight in middle age, Temple sat on numerous corporate boards, and embarked on a storied diplomatic career. Revisit the remarkable life of Temple—for her talent, her ingenuity, her work ethic, and also because let's face it: She's just really, really cute. Shirley Temple shown in a promotional image for her first acting role in a series of ten-minute shorts called Baby Burlesks.
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