From 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.”
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.