Shirley Temple: Google Doodle honors diplomat from US child artist

On Wednesday, Google's search page paid tribute to Shirley Temple Black, whose stardom was so great that she made history by receiving an honorary Academy Award at the age of 6.

Shirley Temple Google Doodle honors diplomat from US child artist
 Shirley Temple Google Doodle honors diplomat from US child artist


On June 9, 2015, the Santa Monica History Museum in California opened an exhibit titled "Love, Shirley Temple" featuring rare memorabilia, Google said in a post detailing Wednesday's doodle.


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Temple was born on April 23, 1928, in Santa Monica. He starred in a dozen films released in 1934 alone, including "Bright Eyes", during which he performed the famous routine "On the Good Ship Lollipop".


As a child artist, she was earning $1,000 per week and receiving 16,000 fan letters a month.


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After retiring from the film industry in his 20s, Temple became more politically active. In 1969, President Richard Nixon appointed him as the US representative to the United Nations. In 1974, he was appointed the US Ambassador to Ghana.


In 2006, Temple was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild.

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