Appeared in "Baby Burlesks" risque comedy series as well as shorts produced by Educational Films
First feature, "Red Haired Alibi"
Signed by Fox Studios (soon to become 20th Century Fox)
Achieved star status with "Stand Up and Cheer"
Landed lead in "Bright Eyes"; performed signature song "On the Good Ship Lollipop"
Touted as Hollywood's No. 1 box office star four years in a row
Danced with Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson in "The Littlest Rebel"
Appeared in the remake of "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm"
Played title role in "The Littlest Princess"
Left 20th Century-Fox
Signed by MGM; appeared in "Kathleen"
Made last MGM film "Miss Annie Rooney"
Put under contract by David O. Selznick
Appeared with Claudette Colbert and Jennifer Jones in "Since You Went Away"
Starred opposite Cary Grant in "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer"
Last features, "The Story of Seabiscuit" and "A Kiss for Corliss"
Hosted own TV series "Shirley Temple's Storybook"; later renamed "Shirley Temple Theatre" (NBC, ABC)
Unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Congress
Appointed by President Richard Nixon as U.S. representative to the 24th United Nations General Assembly
Served as U.S. Ambassador to Ghana; appointed by President Gerald R. Ford
Appointed as first female Chief of Protocol of the U.S.
Joined the U.S. delegation on African Refugee Problems, Geneva
Made first honorary U.S. Foreign Service Representative for the State Department
Published her memoir <i>Child Star</i>
Named U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia by President Ronald Reagan
Named Grand Marshal of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade
Was one of the honorees at The Kennedy Center Honors
Served as consultant for "Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story" the ABC movie adaptation of her autobiography
Given Lifetime Achievement Award at 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards