The cherished actress, U.N. diplomat and U.S. ambassador died Monday night at age 85.
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American child actress Shirley Temple, who rose to fame for films like "Bright Eyes" in 1934, died Monday night at her home in Woodside, Calif. She was 85.
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President Bill Clinton greets Shirley Temple Black during a reception on Dec. 6, 1998, at the White House. In 1989, Black served as the U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the fall of communism in one of her many political roles throughout her career.
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First lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Shirley Temple in July 1938. Temple went on to also serve as U.S. ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976.
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Shirley Temple Black visits London on March 15, 1965. President Richard M. Nixon named Black a delegate to the United Nations in 1969.
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Shirley Temple Black accepts the Screen Actors Guild Awards life achievement award at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 29, 2006, in Los Angeles. Black acted in dozens of films, overcame breast cancer and was an active Republican fundraiser.
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Shirley Temple acts in the 1933 film "Little Miss Marker."
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Shirley Temple Black acts in the 1939 film "The Little Princess."
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John Edgar Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, signs Shirley Temple's autograph books after he was made a member of the Shirley Temple Police Force on on Aug. 16, 1937.
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Actress Shirley Temple and husband John Agar play with their three-month-old daughter, Linda Susan Agar, on May 2, 1948, in Hollywood, Calif. Temple and Agar divorced in 1949.