Not only is Shirley Temple perhaps America’s most beloved little girl, she has to be up there with some of the most popular performers ever to grace us with their presence.
In the video below, you’ll get a chance to look through the looking glass and watch a vintage performance from 7-year-old Shirley Temple back in 1935 as she sings “When I Grow Up.”
Her breakthrough performance was in “Bright Eyes,” a movie that showcased the talented girl’s many abilities.
Shirley Temple came at a time when America was in the dark valley of the Great Depression. She was a light that lifted up many people’s dampened hearts and souls.
“Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come,” the author of The Little Girl Who Fought The Great Depression writes.
When she was 22 in 1950, Shirley Temple retired from the silver screen. She lived a long life and passed away in California at the age of 86 in 2014.
She was a Republican activist her entire life.
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