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Hollywood star Shirley Temple dies aged 85

Hollywood star Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85, her family said in a statement.

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Nine interesting facts about Shirley Temple

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.

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