Posted On 11 Feb 2014
The actress Shirley Temple, died at the age of 85 of natural causes, informed her family in a statement. Hollywood child star in the Decade of 1930 during the great depression and then U.S. diplomatic, “died without suffering” at her home in California at 22:57 local time (06:57 GMT) surrounded by her family and caregivers.
In 1972 she overcame breast cancer and dedicated her last years to collaborate in the fight against cancer and to revise her cinematic legacy, which was featured in her autobiography, “Child Star”.
Her family members were her children, Susan, Charlie Jr., and Lori and her granddaughtersTeresa, Lily and Emma, said the statement from the family, which added that there will be a private funeral.
The small star born on April 23, 1928 in Santa Monica (California), daughter of a banker and a housewife, made her debut with little more than three years, at the beginning of the Decade of 1930 and was already famous at the age of six.
On-screen she is remembered by her golden curls and tap dancing in films like ‘On The Good Ship Lollipop’.