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February 12th, 2014
01:40 PM ET

Remembering Shirley Temple Black: Former child star and diplomat dies at 85

(CNN) - Shirley Temple Black, who rose to fame as arguably the most popular child star in Hollywood history, died late Monday night, her publicist said.

She was 85.

Temple Black, who also enjoyed a long career as a diplomat, died of natural causes at her Woodside, California, home. She was surrounded by family and caregivers, a statement from Cheryl Kagan said.

Famed former child actress Shirley Temple dies

CNN's Erin Burnett takes a look back at her life and career.


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  1. kanya lacue

    I maybe 12 years of age but what I do know is that Shirley Temple Black was the woman that had something to say about her life and not about what she wanted her life to be. Because she was a woman that had hornored what she had in her life

    February 12, 2014 at 6:21 pm | Reply

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