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Shirley Temple, RIP

To so many, Shirley Temple is merely the name of a sirupy cocktail chugged by children who want to feel like a drunk adult. But the real Shirley Temple was a woman who started out life as the most charming child star possibly of all time who later became a wannabe conservative political type.

As a kid, I adored Shirley Temple, and for a period, I obsessively rented her movies from Spec's and memorized each song, dreaming I would one day have those same ringlets. It was devastating to learn that this little darling had grown up to rub shoulders with undesirables like Richard Nixon, but one look at that funny little face and politics slid away. She was a true star of the screen. Sadly, the world lost a fine actress yesterday at 85. Click on for some of Temple's most memorable films.

Bright Eyes

The Little Colonel

Curly Top

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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