The present Doodle honors American actor, singer, dancer, and diplomat Shirley “Little Miss Miracle” Temple.
In addition to the fact that Temple helped a huge number of Americans through the hardships of the Great Depression as Hollywood’s top box office draw, she additionally later shared her mystique to the world through her work in international relations.
On this day in 2015, the Santa Monica History Museum opened “Love, Shirley Temple,” a special show featuring an collection of her uncommon memorabilia.
Shirley Jane Temple was brought into the world on April 23, 1928 in Santa Monica, California, and started dance classes at the young age of three. With her signature dimples, blonde ringlet curls, and strong work ethic, she captivated the nation when she landed a part in the 1934 toe-tapping musical “Stand Up And Cheer.” Temple featured in dozen films in 1934 alone, including “Bright Eyes,” where she performed what got one of her most well known schedules “On the Good Ship Lollipop.”
Before she even arrived at twofold digits in age, Temple was quite possibly the most famous entertainers in American film—in any event, turning into the most popular actors to get an Academy Award at only six years of age!
In 1942, Temple’s unprecedented talent hopped from the silver screen to the airwaves as the star of “Junior Miss,” a radio sitcom about an adolescent young lady experiencing childhood in New York City. She kept on featuring in films all through her teenage years, and at 22, she resigned from the film business as a Hollywood icon.
In 1958, Temple portrayed the eponymous “Shirley Temple’s Storybook,” a children’s television series which adjusted family-accommodating stories—sometimes even filmed live live. This short-lived anthology marked her final foray in American diversion before her graceful transition into full-time public service.
With a lifelong devotion to improving the lives of others, Temple was named as an agent of the U.S. to the United Nations in 1969. Her career in politics issues included her dedicated environmentalism, representing her nation in 1972 at the U.N. Conference on the Human Environment.
In acknowledgment of her diplomatic achievements, which included an ambassadorship to Ghana and becoming the first female Chief of Protocol to the State Department, she was selected an Honorary Foreign Service Officer in 1988.
In 2006, the Screen Actors Guild presented Temple its Lifetime Achievement Award, the organization’s highest honor.
Thank you, Shirley Temple!