The following article originally appeared in the June 26, 2011, edition of American Profile. Actress and diplomat Shirley Temple Black died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at age 85.
When did Shirley Temple make her first movie?
—George Hermanson, Waukesha, Wis.
Hollywood’s greatest child star appeared in several “shorts” before making her feature-length film debut in The Red-Haired Alibi in 1932 at the age of 4. She rocketed to stardom in 1934 in Stand Up and Cheer!, Little Miss Marker and Bright Eyes and was the box-office champion from 1936 to 1938.