Shirley Temple: The legacy of the child star who gave America hope
The child actress was born on April 23, 1928
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CELEBRITY Child actors
When the Great Depression hit Americans the hardest, Shirley Temple stepped up to lift the burden, even if for just for a few fleeting hours. The dimpled, curly-haired child danced, acted, and sang in an effort to give America the hope it needed during one of the darkest times in its history. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt himself said in 1935, "As long as our country has Shirley Temple, our country will be all right."
America made it out of the Depression, and Shirley Temple returned to, yet again, serve her country, this time as a politician and diplomat.
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MUSIC Show business
MUSIC Grammy awards
MOVIES Movie genres
CELEBRITY Celebrity facts
LIFESTYLE Young women