Shirley Temple Red Haired Alibi, Shirley Temple, star of classic Hollywood pictures The Little Princess and Heidi, has passed away at the age of 85.
A child star who made her film debut at the age of 5 in 1932’s Red Haired Alibi, Temple appeared opposite some of film’s greatest Golden Age stars such as John Wayne and Henry Fonda (in Fort Apache), Lionel Barrymore (The Little Colonel) and Cary Grant (The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer).
Temple won an honorary juvenile Academy Award for her contribution to film in 1934. She was awarded a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960, and in 2005 she was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild.
After stepping away from movies in 1949, Temple made a TV comeback in the late ’50s with the series Shirley Temple’s Storybook. Her final acting role was in a guest spot in 1963’s The Red Skeleton Hour.
She later moved into politics, holding a number of diplomatic positions including US ambassador to Ghana in 1974 and Czechoslovakia in the late ’80s.