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Shirley Temple RIP

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Shirley Temple RIP

Postby stuart.uk » February 11th, 2014, 11:06 am

The great all-round entertainer, mainly as a child Star and polititian Shirley Temple Black has died. She was a life long friend of another child star of the period Sybil Jason, who herself died not that long ago.

I liked her in 2 of her early films. Firstly, Stowaway with Robert Young and Alice Faye, where showed of her talents as a mimic, doing a superb take of Al Jolson, plus playing Ginger Rogers, dancing with a puppet Fred Astaire. Then John Ford's Wee Willie Winkie with C. Aubrey Smith, Victor McLaglen and Ceaser Romero.

I think Shirley was very underrated as an adult actress with films like Since You Went Away, The Pride of Kentucky, Batchelor Knight and my own personal favorite, again with John Ford directing Fort Apache where she plays the sensibly rebellious teenage daughter of bigoted army Colonel Henry Fonda, in a film that also starred John Wayne, John Agar and in one of her best films Anna Lee

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Re: Shirley Temple RIP

Postby Rita Hayworth » February 11th, 2014, 11:19 am

I couldn't agree with you more about your assessment of a multi-talented Shirley Temple here - Stuart. And, again thanks for reminding us about her. I adore her greatly.

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Re: Shirley Temple RIP

Postby MissGoddess » February 11th, 2014, 12:08 pm

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Re: Shirley Temple RIP

Postby stuart.uk » February 11th, 2014, 1:27 pm

Here's Shirley in her early 40s in an interview with Michael Parkinson for the BBC

http://youtu.be/M02C-aubxLY

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Re: Shirley Temple RIP

Postby Rita Hayworth » February 11th, 2014, 2:00 pm

Stuart ... the You Tube Link did not work here.

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Re: Shirley Temple RIP

Postby Rita Hayworth » February 11th, 2014, 9:35 pm

March Schedule Change for Shirley Temple Tribute

TCM is changing its previously scheduled programming for Sunday, March 9 in order to honor the late Shirley Temple.

Here is the new schedule line-up:

4:30 PM Heidi (1937)
6:15 PM Stowaway (1936)
8:00 PM Bright Eyes (1934)
9:30 PM The Little Princess (1939)
11:15 PM I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
12:45 AM The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947)
2:30 AM A Kiss For Corliss (1949)
4:15 AM That Hagen Girl (1947)

All times Eastern Standard Time

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Re: Shirley Temple RIP

Postby Lomm » February 12th, 2014, 8:33 am

A great talent, surely the like of which we will never see again in a child star. They just aren't groomed that way any more. My favorite is The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer, but I'm sure I'm one of the few. :)
She accomplished a lot in her life. RIP

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Re: Shirley Temple RIP

Postby rerun » February 12th, 2014, 12:52 pm

What makes me just want to boil is the fact that I have not heard one word about her death on the TV News.
Not a single word. Good Grief. She was a major icon for goodness sake.
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Re: Shirley Temple RIP

Postby pvitari » February 12th, 2014, 1:39 pm

I was watching ABC Nightly News last night and they ran an excellent tribute to Shirley Temple. Here's a link to watch:
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/goodbye ... k-22472255

Also found this on the NBC Today Show website:
http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/movi ... -85-n27116

I recorded Entertainment Tonight last night because I figured they'd do a story but to my shock (and annoyance) they did not,

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Re: Shirley Temple RIP

Postby mongoII » February 12th, 2014, 9:26 pm

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Rest in Peace dear girl.
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Re: Shirley Temple RIP

Postby stuart.uk » February 13th, 2014, 11:01 am

Have you ever noticed that if a star of the so called classic movies lives long enough, their passing slips under the radar. I bet there are plenty people out there of never even heard of Shirley Temple, despite her considerable achievements

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Re: Shirley Temple RIP

Postby Lomm » February 13th, 2014, 2:57 pm

stuart.uk wrote:Have you ever noticed that if a star of the so called classic movies lives long enough, their passing slips under the radar. I bet there are plenty people out there of never even heard of Shirley Temple, despite her considerable achievements

It's possible, but most younger people I've seen response from were more surprised that she was still alive rather than not ever having heard of her. I think what you say is very true for the most part, but she is probably an exception.


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