Shirley Temple Biography
(Actress, 27th United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia)
Birthday: April 23, 1928 (Taurus)
Born In: Santa Monica, California, United States
Film and television actress Shirley Temple Black was a much sought after child artist during her younger days. She had appeared in films like ‘Bright Eyes’, ‘Curly top’ and ‘Heidi’ as a small girl and had captured the world’s attention with her pretty face and childish charms. The cute-looking curly haired little girl became everyone’s darling and even had merchandise like dolls designed after her. She was also a fashion icon of sorts with mothers hurrying to buy dresses similar to the ones worn by Shirley for their own little girls. In addition to her beauty, she was also highly talented and had received a special Juvenile Academy Award for her contribution to cinema. However her early success could not transcend into a meaningful acting career later on forcing her to retire at the age of 22. Several years later she made a comeback to the show business as a television narrator. She also made her foray into politics and was made the United States Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. She also served as the Chief of Protocol of the United States—the first female to hold that post. A multi-faceted personality, she was on the boards of directors of several large corporations including the Bank of America and The Walt Disney Company.