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Why Shirley Temple's Legacy Isn't Fading Any Time Soon

When I was four years old, my mother combed my untidy brown hair into sixteen imperfect ringlets every morning. By lunchtime, it was always tangled beyond even a mother’s ability to repair.
  • By Aljean Harmetz
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  • February 14, 2014 12:02 PM
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Remembering Shirley Temple Black, Cinema's Most Iconic Child Star (MOVIE CLIPS)

Shirley Temple Black, the most iconic child star of film history who was a box office sensation throughout the 1930s, has died at age 85. Known for her dimples and perfectly-ringleted head of curls (56 ringlets, to be exact), Temple broke into the movies at only three years old, and went on to star in a series of vehicles (many of which were the VHS staples of my childhood) like "Bright Eyes," "Little Miss Marker," "Stand Up and Cheer," "The Little Colonel," "Baby Take a Bow," "Heidi," "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" and "The Little Princess," to name only a few.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 11, 2014 12:22 PM
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