Tarry for the Nonce

September 13, 2005

Child Star

Filed under: Entertainment — lmwalker @ 2:15 pm

Former child star Shirley Temple Black will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild during the 12th annual SAG Awards on January 29, the union said Monday . . .

Born Shirley Jane Temple in April 1928 in Santa Monica, she made her screen debut just four years later in “What’s to Do.” She later contracted with Fox Studios and starred in 10 feature films in 1934 alone. Notable performances included her breakout role in “Stand Up and Cheer” as well as “Little Miss Marker,” “Baby Take a Bow” and “Bright Eyes,” which introduced her signature song, “On the Good Ship Lollipop.”

At six, she was honored with a Juvenile Academy Award and remains the youngest actor to ever receive an Oscar . . .

Black co-founded the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies. She also served as U.S. ambassador both to Ghana, under President Ford, and to Czechoslovakia, under President George H.W. Bush.

And she also wrote one of the best autobiographies I’ve ever read.

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