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Shirley Temple Black
(1928-____) born on
Apr 23
US actress, diplomat. As a child actress she was the #1 Hollywood attraction, 1938; U.S. ambassador to Ghana, 1974-76.
I was very sophisticated when I was 17. When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was . . . I've been getting younger ever since.

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
Make-believe colors the past with innocent distortion, and it swirls ahead of us in a thousand ways in science, in politics, in every bold intention.
Our whole way of life today is dedicated to the removal of risk. Cradle to grave we are supported, insulated, and isolated from the risks of life -- and if we fall, our government stands ready with Bandaids of every size.
One has to handle these negative experiences alone. You can't get help from your friends or family. You're finally alone with it, and you have to come to grips with misfortune and go on.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "What Do You Do After You,ve Been Shirley Temple?" by Dotson Rader, "Parade," 7 Dec 1986.
R: In "Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion," by Leslie Halliwell, 1984.
A: American Weekly," 25 May 58
N: Speech, Kiwanis International Convention, Texas, Jun 1967; in "The Sinking of the Lollipop," by Rodney G. Minott, 1968.
K: On her mastectomy; in "What Do You Do After You,ve Been Shirley Temple?" by Dotson Rader, "Parade," 7 Dec 1986.

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