Top Stories

Shirley Temple Dead - Child Star Dies at 85

Shirley Temple Dead - Child Star Dies at 85

Popular movie star of the 1930s Shirley Temple has died, NBC News reports.

The 85-year-old actress passed away due to natural causes at her California home surrounded by family and caregivers on Tuesday (February 11), publicist Cheryl Kagan confirms.

“We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and… our beloved mother, grandmother [and] great-grandmother,” Shirley‘s family said in a statement.

In case you didn’t know, between 1935 and 1938, Shirley was America’s top box-office draw, and was credited with saving 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy.

Our thoughts go out to Shirley‘s friends and family during this difficult time.

Like Just Jared on Facebook

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here