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Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple



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Also Known As: Died: February 10, 2014
Born: April 23, 1928 Cause of Death: COPD
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Why Havel? (1991)
A feature length documentary on the public and private life of playwright and President of Czechoslovakia Vaclav Havel.
Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988) as Herself (Archival Footage)
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
Adventure in Baltimore (1949) as Dinah Sheldon
A turn-of-the-century socialite joins the women''s suffrage movement.
A Kiss for Corliss (1949) as Corliss Archer
A false rumor spreads through a town about the relationship between a teenage girl and an older sophisticated man.
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949) as Ellen Baker
A middle-aged genius goes to college for the first time.
The Story of Seabiscuit (1949) as Margaret O'Hara
Fictionalized account of the legendary racehorse's training and triumphs.
Fort Apache (1948) as Philadelphia Thursday
An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.
That Hagen Girl (1947) as Mary Hagen
A small-town teenager thinks a lawyer is her illegitimate dad.
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947) as Susan [Turner]
A teenage girl's crush on a playboy spells trouble, particularly when he falls for her older sister.
Honeymoon (1947) as Barbara [Ohmstead]
A teen bride eloping to Mexico suddenly falls for an older man.
Kiss and Tell (1945) as Corliss Archer
I'll Be Seeing You (1944) as Barbara Marshall
A soldier meets a woman on Christmas furlough from prison and they fall in love.
Since You Went Away (1944) as Bridget "Brig" Hilton
A mother and wife struggle to cope while her husband is off serving in World War II.
Kathleen (1942) as Kathleen Davis
A neglected daughter tries to find the right wife for her widowed father.
Miss Annie Rooney (1942) as Annie Rooney
A young girl has to overcome social prejudice when she falls for a wealthy young man.
Young People (1940) as Wendy
Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small town until a storm lets the family show their stuff. Clips from earlier films fill in Shirley's background.
The Blue Bird (1940) as Mytyl
A woodchopper''s children go off in search of the bluebird of happiness.
Susannah of the Mounties (1939) as Susannah Sheldon
Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie (Scott) and his girlfriend (Lockwood) take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from the stake only by Shirley's intervention with the Indian chief.
The Little Princess (1939) as Sara Crewe [The Little Princess]
When her father is reported dead in war, his daughter fights harsh conditions at her boarding school.
Little Miss Broadway (1938) as Betsy Brown [later known as Betsy Shea]
An orphan adopted by show people helps them fight off a nasty landlady.
Just Around the Corner (1938) as Penny [Hale]
Once rich architect (Farrell) ruined by the Depression and working as a janitor has a daughter (Temple) who befriends a millionaire (Gillingwater) who backs her dad's engineering plans.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) as Rebecca Winstead
A frantic radio producer must find the perfect Little Miss America for an advertiser's national program and discovers her in his country neighbor.
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) as Herself
After stumbling onto a movie set, a hobo dreams he''''s caught up in an Arabian Nights adventure.
Heidi (1937) as Heidi
An orphaned girl tends goats for her grandfather until she's sold to serve as a disabled girl's companion.
Wee Willie Winkie (1937) as Priscilla Williams [later known as Wee Willie Winkie]
When her parents die, an orphaned girl goes to live with her grandfather on a British outpost in India.
Captain January (1936) as Star
An orphaned girl living with a lighthouse keeper is forced to go to boarding school.
Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) as Barbara Barry
A lost rich girl takes up with a pair of musical performers.
Stowaway (1936) as Ching-Ching [Barbara Stewart, later known as Barbara Randall]
An American playboy helps an orphan travel from Shanghai to the U.S.
Dimples (1936) as Dimples Appleby
Shirley Temple lives with the pick-pocket grandfather in 19th century New York City. She entertains the crowds while he works his racket. A rich lady makes it possible for the girl to go legit. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is performed.
Our Little Girl (1935) as Molly Middleton
Don Middleton is so caught up with his work he neglects his wife Elsa. Lonely Elsa begins to spend more time with Don's best friend and they become attracted to one another. Don and Elsa decide to get a divorce, unaware of the effect their problems are having on their daughter Molly. When Elsa announces plans to remarry, Molly runs away from home.
The Little Colonel (1935) as Lloyd Sherman
After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her husband and young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother.
The Littlest Rebel (1935) as Virgie Cary
A Confederate officer risks everything to go home and see his daughter.
Curly Top (1935) as Elizabeth Blair
A wealthy man adopts two orphaned sisters.
Mandalay (1934) as Betty Shaw
A woman with a past tries to get rid of a former lover.
George White's Scandals (1934) as Daughter of Scandal Girl
Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy Martin (Rudy Vallee) and Kitty Donnelly (Alice Faye)in and around a dozen or more sketches, revues, black-outs and singing and dancing turns. Made before the birth of the production code, reviewers of the day found much to object about in the implications of Alice Faye's "Nasty Man" song with the Meglin Kiddies, and the dog action in the "Your Dog Loves My Dog" number by Vallee, Faye, Jimmy Durante and Dixie Dunbar. The geometric dance arrangements used in the Vallee, Durante and Cliff Edwards "Every Day Is Father's Day" was not cause for Busby Berkeley to lose any sleep.
Now and Forever (1934) as Penelope Day
A young swindler tries to mend his ways when he''s reunited with his daughter.
Change of Heart (1934) as Shirley
Janet Gaynor and James Dunn and their close friends Charles Farrell and Ginger Rogers graduate from a West Coast college and fly to New York City to find work.
Bright Eyes (1934) as Shirley Blake
Society snobs get more than they bargained for when they take in their late housekeeper's orphaned daughter.
Stand Up and Cheer! (1934) as Shirley Dugan
President Franklin Roosevelt appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement in order to cheer up an American public still suffering through the Depression. The new secretary soon runs afoul of political lobbyists out to destroy his department.
Baby Take a Bow (1934) as Shirley [Ellison]
Little Miss Marker (1934) as Little Miss Marker [Martha Jane]
A big-time gambler picks up a young girl as security on an IOU.
Carolina (1934) as Joan Connelly
Now I'll Tell (1934) as Mary [Doran]
Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his wife's jewels and takes out an insurance policy on himself.
Out All Night (1933) as Child
To the Last Man (1933) as Mary Stanley
In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry.
Red Haired Alibi (1932) as Gloria Shelton

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story (2001)
The story of Shirley Temple, who was the top box-office draw in America before the age of 10 and has remained the most successful child star ever.
Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story (2001)
The story of Shirley Temple, who was the top box-office draw in America before the age of 10 and has remained the most successful child star ever.

Cast (special)

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars, The (1999) as Host
The American Film Institute salutes American screen legends, in honor of the 100th anniversary of American movies. The event features 50 of today's stars paying tribute to 50 American screen legends, 25 women and 25 men.
Kennedy Center Honors, The (1998) as Honoree
Actor/comedian Bill Cosby, Broadway composer and lyricist team John Kander and Fred Ebb, singer/songwriter Willie Nelson, composer/conductor Andre Previn and actress Shirley Temple Black are honored for their contributions to the performing arts.
70th Annual Academy Awards, The (1998)
Live presentation of the 70th annual Academy Awards.
Havel's Audience With History (1990)
A documentary concerning the production of Czechoslavakian President Vaclav Havel's play, "Audience," publicly performed in his country for the first time. Includes excerpts of performances in Prague both by American and Czech casts. Also features interviews with Havel's family and friends.
LIFE: Fifty Years (1986)
Special marking the fiftieth anniversary of LIFE Magazine and bringing memorable and historic photographs to television with many of the people featured in the photos. The broadcast will cover such subjects as "Cover Stories," "Show Business," "Growing Up," "American Fads" and "Heroes."
Shirley Temple's Storybook: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1958) as Katrina Van Tassel
A special presentation of Shirley Temple's regular series to mark her dramatic acting debut on TV. An adaptation of the Washington Irving story about the residents of Sleepy Hollow and a love-sick school teacher's (Ichabod Crane's) efforts to impress Katrina, the village beauty.

Music (special)

Shirley Temple's Storybook: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1958) as Theme Song Performer ("Dreams Are Made For Children")
A special presentation of Shirley Temple's regular series to mark her dramatic acting debut on TV. An adaptation of the Washington Irving story about the residents of Sleepy Hollow and a love-sick school teacher's (Ichabod Crane's) efforts to impress Katrina, the village beauty.

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