Former Hollywood child star Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85.
Here are some interesting facts about her life.
- Born April 23, 1928, she started her career in the 1930s and was famous by the age 6.
- Her mother did her hair in pin curls for each movie. Every hairstyle had exactly 56 curls.
- At age six she became the first recipient of the juvenile Academy Award.
- She starred in 12 short films and 43 features.
- In 1936, she secured a contract paying her over $50,000 per film.
- She presented Walt Disney with his special Academy Award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). It was a standard-sized Oscar with seven little Oscars.
- She was supposed to play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, but 20th Century Fox refused to lend her to MGM, so Judy Garland was cast instead.
- Actresses Shirley Jones and Shirley MacLaine were both named after her.
- Temple appears on cover of The Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.
Source: www.shirleytemple.com and IMDB.com
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