Google animated Doodle celebrates an American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat Shirley “Little Miss Miracle” Temple, who was Hollywood’s number one box-office draw as a child actress from 1934 to 1938, on June 9, 2021.
Who was Shirley Temple?
Shirley Temple Black was born on April 23, 1928, at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica in Santa Monica, California. Shirley Temple sang and danced her approach to becoming one of the most famous child actors ever, helping raise the spirits of millions of Americans suffering economic difficulty during the Great Depression. While still a child, she was the top box office draw for several years during the 1930s, before growing up to be a diplomat.
The family moved to Brentwood, Los Angeles. Shirley Temple was energized by her mom at a youthful age to dance, sing and act. Furthermore, in September 1931 selected in Meglin’s Dance School in Los Angeles. At about this time, Shirley’s mom started styling her daughter’s hair in ringlets.
From a famous child star to a breast cancer advocate, Shirley Temple’s journey is an extraordinary story. She started dance training when she was scarcely 3 years of age and after two years accomplished international fame for her performance in Bright Eyes, a film that included her singing the soon-to-be hit On the Good Ship Lollipop.
The dimpled and curly-haired moppet was ordinarily cast as the cheerful fix-it girl in musical-comedy-dramas written particularly for her. Perceiving her fame, Hollywood gave Temple a miniature, honorary Academy Award when she was 6.
With Shirley Temple’s signature dimples, blonde ringlet curls, and strong work ethic, she captivated the country when she landed a role in the 1934 toe-tapping musical “Stand Up And Cheer.”
Shirley Temple featured in dozen movies in 1934 alone, including “Bright Eyes,” where she performed what became one of her most renowned schedules “On the Good Ship Lollipop.” Before she even arrived at double digits in age, Temple was one of the most popular actors in American cinema—even becoming the first child star to get an Academy Award at only six years of age!
Shirley Temple would make more than 40 movies, most before she was 12, singing and tap-dancing with a variety of notable partners. Her best partnership was with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, a Black entertainer 50 years her senior. Together, they made four movies, including the 1935 Civil War saga The Littlest Rebel and 1935’s The Little Colonel, which highlighted the pair’s renowned staircase tap dance scene with Temple coordinating with Robinson step for step.
In 1942, Ms. Shirley Temple made waves as “Junior Miss”, a radio sitcom about a teenage girl experiencing childhood in New York City. She kept on featuring in films all through her young years, and at 22, she retired from the film industry as a Hollywood icon.
Shirley Temple kept on making films into her late youngsters, including 1945’s Kiss and Tell and 1947’s The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, in which her character becomes charmed by Cary Grant. Be that as it may, her success as a child actor didn’t proceed as she grew into a youthful grown-up, with film audiences reluctant to acknowledge her in more mature roles, and she retired from the business at 22 years old.
She’d get back to the spotlight in the wake of marrying businessman Charles Black in 1950, becoming a noticeable Republican fund-raiser after taking her new name of Shirley Temple Black. Her interest in politics was touched off when her husband rejoined the military during the Korean War, working as an intelligence officer in Washington.
Shirley Temple helped a huge number of Americans through the difficulties of the Great Depression as Hollywood’s top box office draw, as well as she later shared her charisma with the world through her work in international relations. On this day in 2015, the Santa Monica History Museum opened “Love, Shirley Temple,” a special exhibit highlighting a collection of her uncommon memorabilia.
Shirley Temple was named as a representative of the U.S. to the United Nations in 1969. Her career in politics incorporated her dedicated environmentalism, representing her country in 1972 at the U.N. Conference on the Human Environment. In honor of her diplomatic accomplishments, which incorporated an ambassadorship to Ghana and becoming the first female Chief of Protocol to the State Department, she was designated an Honorary Foreign Service Officer in 1988.
In 2006, the Screen Actors Guild gave Shirley Temple its Lifetime Achievement Award, the organization’s highest honor.
For Shirley Temple’s service in government and entertainment, Temple got numerous honors and awards, including Kennedy Center Honors and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
Shirley Temple died on February 10, 2014, aged 85, at her home in California. She is buried at the Alta Mesa Memorial Park.
Google Doodle for Celebrating Shirley Temple
On June 9, 2021, Google showed up an animated Doodle for Celebrating Shirley Temple.
In 2015, on this day, the Santa Monica History Museum opened ‘Love, Shirley Temple.’ It was a special exhibit highlighting a collection of her unique memorabilia. The doodle highlights Shirley Temple as a diplomat and a young dancing girl.
Google animated doodle highlighted Shirley Temple as a representative, an award-winning actor, and a young dancing girl. The search engine’s name shows up at the bottom of the Doodle on three film hits.
Talking about the Google Doodle and Shirley Temple’s legacy, her granddaughter Teresa Caltabiano said, “At the heart of everything was her family. We were blessed to know her, her love, her courage, and her strength. She is still deeply loved and truly missed, and we treasure our memories of her.”