Famed former child actress Shirley Temple dies

(CNN/KYTX) - Famous child actress Shirley Temple has died.


Her publicist says she died peacefully at her home in Woodside, CA  from natural causes Monday night. She was surrounded by family and caregivers.

Temple starred in four massive box office draws before she turned 10. She retired from film-making at 22, then embarked on a new career as a foreign diplomat. Shirley Temple served in the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations from 1969 to 1974. She was U.S. Ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976, and U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992.

Shirley Temple was 85.

 


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