R.I.P. Shirley Temple (1928-2014)

Shirley Temple

 

Shirley Temple passed away at the age of 85 on February 10th, 2014. She was the most famous child star of all time and was the reigning box office champ from 1935-8 beating out all the adult stars. She could sing, dance, and act. As if that weren’t enough, later in life she left Hollywood to become a U.S. Chief of Protocol, Delegate to the United Nations, and the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

In spite of ruling the box office for many years, she only had 61 roles. Of those, fourteen were shorts, two were for television, six were short enough to be uncredited, and in one, her scenes were deleted. Thus it is perhaps not surprising that Netflix only has one of her titles available for streaming.

Miss Annie Rooney

Miss Annie Rooney (1942) – Not rated.

Poor inventor’s daughter Annie Rooney is head over heels for Marty White, the son of a millionaire rubber magnate. But joining Marty’s daunting social circle proves difficult until Annie’s father comes through with a promising new product.

This is one of those oddities where Amazon Prime has a much better selection. Amazon Prime users can watch Miss Annie Rooney. Little Princess, Dora’s Dunkin’ Donuts, War Babies, Managed Money, and Pardon My Pups as well as a Shirley Temple documentary.

Rest in Peace, Shirley Temple – you will be missed.

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