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What made child star Shirley Temple so popular?


The world has today lost former child star and U.S. ambassador Shirley Temple (Black). Many of us know her only by old movies we come across on cable TV and/or the fact our parents and grandparents loved her, and yet her movies still draw new fans.What do you think made Shirley Temple so very popular in her time, and what about her appeals to later generations?

 

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    Beth Perry (bethperry) 3 years ago

    She was entertaining, that is for sure.

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    Beth Perry (bethperry) 3 years ago

    I think that's a very valid point, Alastar. From the couple of films of hers I've seen she projected the very optimism our nation needed at the time. And I'll keep my fingers crossed Honey Boo Boo will turn out the lady Shirley was :)