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Famed child star, Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85. Famed child star, Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85.
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Iconic child star, Shirley Temple Black has died in California.  She was 85.

Temple's breakthrough came in the film" Bright Eyes" in 1934. 

She was known for her professionalism and for outshining her adult co-stars.

Temple even broke racial barriers, although scenes where she held the hand of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson had to be cut in the segregated south.

After her acting days, she entered a new spotlight of government service.

Shirley Temple Black was ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia and was appointed the first female Chief of Protocol of the United States.

After a brief marriage in the 1940s, Temple Black spent nearly 55 years married to businessman Charles Black.  She had three children.

This academy award-winning actress will be best remembered for her childhood roles, as new generations of fans discover America's biggest little star.

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