Child Star, Honorary Colonal, Ambassador, Shirley Temple Black passed away at 85.

1660381_10151802761787242_561569475_nFrom American Legion Post 43 Facebook Page; Shirley Temple Black, former child star and Post 43’s youngest Honorary Colonel, has transferred to Post Everlasting. She was 85. According to the New York Times, “America’s darling of the Depression years, when in 23 motion pictures her sparkling personality and sunny optimism lifted spirits and made her famous. From 1935 to 1939 she was the most popular movie star in America, with Clark Gable a distant second. She received more mail than Greta Garbo and was photographed more often than President Franklin D. Roosevelt.”

 

 

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She knew where to find the best guy to marry she found him1920432_10151877788153344_1454681576_n Charles Black who was a Naval Intelligence Officer. They were married in 1950.

She also shares her name with a non-alcoholic beverage…

 

Some clips in memory of Shirley Temple Black

Shirley Temple Black receiving her SAG Life Time Achievement Award.

About Christopher Mulrooney

Founder and President of Trek To The Troops Served in the Army Nati0onal Guard for 9 years and US Army Reserves for 1.5 years. Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-2004.
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