I was born just shortly after Shirley Temple's filming career reached its
high point and throughout my childhood was privileged to watch her films. So
endearing was she that I was uplifted when things did not go well at home; which
was fairly often. Shirley Temple Black has always been part of my life, in a
way, even though I never met her. I will mourn her passing, I think in
celebration. I will watch one of her films and probably still be amazed at her
Oh I don't know.... We have Miley Cyrus and other child stars now.
In her later career as a diplomat she proved herself to be quite capable -
showing that there was real ability behind all the cute and curls of her youth.