How to get an Oscar at six: a story of the most popular American child actress

In 1930s, this girl became America’s sweetheart and the highest-paid actress of her time. She saved Fox Films from ruin and made happy millions of Americans during the Great Depression. As you have already guessed, her name is Shirley Temple.


The world of cinema has its own wunderkinds. Some actors have to wait long before their achievements are recognized, but others receive prestigious awards at a young age already. The brightest examples of such a child prodigy is Shirley Temple.

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33 Comments
Purita Fleschhut
Shirley Temple's life is quite unique. During the depression era, this little girl made more money than the president of the United States. She lived in the public eyes all her life culminating as an ambassador to Ghana during Pres. Reagan's presidency.
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Jul 2, 2016 8:33PM
Barbara Sargent Loos
Love them all !
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Jul 4, 2016 6:44PM
Sandra D. Sexton
She was certainly a bright spot in my childhood!
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Jul 5, 2016 8:17PM
Ruth Kalamasz
Question if information is correct. TV was not around in 1931 . The Baby Burlesks was on one reel short films, not tv
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Jul 5, 2016 8:51PM
Scott Sumone
Scott Sumone
she was wonderful in Ft Apache...a John Ford/John Wayne/Henry Fonda movie from 1948...good actress...period....
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Jul 5, 2016 8:51PM
Ina Benzaaza
Ina Benzaaza
She was awesome, wish she could ve stayed young 4ever
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Jul 5, 2016 8:52PM
Valerie Holmes
To this day, I am a fan.
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Jul 5, 2016 8:59PM
Renee Paschall
I love all her movies. I am a very big fun. Of hers.
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Jul 5, 2016 9:06PM
Vicki Verbrugge
So many I have most on VHS as long as it works I can watch Shirley Temple for years to come. Loved this lady
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Jul 5, 2016 9:33PM
Danny More
Danny More
You don't get them like this anymore.... She was a one of a kind.... And this is what the world cound use again..
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Jul 5, 2016 9:36PM
Jean Hollander
Why do you think they named a drink after her? The Shirley Temple non alcoholic of course.
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Jul 5, 2016 9:43PM
Jay Palmer
I loved all her movies, the one I liked best was Little Princess.
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Jul 5, 2016 10:16PM
RG Jenkins
Always one of my favorites.
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Jul 5, 2016 10:27PM
Jim Lindstrom
How could you possibly have taken her out of dancing school into Baby Burlesks and call it a TV series???
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Jul 5, 2016 11:54PM
Frank De Priest
Frank De Priest
She was everyones Darling when everyone needed a Darling
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Jul 6, 2016 12:42AM

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