Actress & Former Ambassador Shirley Temple Black Dead at 85

Actress and former Ambassador Shirley Temple Black passed away today.
She was 85.

Shirley Temple starred in 14 short films, 43 feature films and 25 storybook movies before retiring at age 22.
Here she is singing “On the Good Ship Lollipop.”

Temple Black also followed her film career with a career in politics.
The New York Times reported:

After marrying Charles Alden Black in 1950, she became a prominent Republican fund-raiser. She was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Richard M. Nixon in 1969. She went on to win wide respect as the United States ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976, was President Gerald R. Ford’s chief of protocol in 1976 and 1977, and became President George H. W. Bush’s ambassador to Czechoslovakia in 1989, serving there during the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe.

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