Actress-Ambassador Shirley Temple Black has passed away at the age of 85.
Though Shirley Temple attained superstar status as a child star of the Depression era, I am personally especially fond of the films she did as a teenager and young woman, including SINCE YOU WENT AWAY (1944), I'LL BE SEEING YOU (1944), THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER (1947), and John Ford's FORT APACHE (1948).
In addition to serving as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Ghana, and Czechoslavakia, Shirley Temple Black was the White House Chief of Protocol under President Ford.
I mourn the passing of a remarkable woman but celebrate her truly wonderful life.
In addition to two reviews linked above, another pair of Shirley Temple films previously reviewed here: SUSANNAH OF THE MOUNTIES (1939) and ADVENTURE IN BALTIMORE (1949).
Update: Turner Classic Movies has announced it will honor Shirley Temple Black with an eight-film tribute on Sunday, March 9th.
The titles chosen are HEIDI (1937), STOWAWAY (1934), BRIGHT EYES (1934), THE LITTLE PRINCESS (1939), I'LL BE SEEING YOU (1944), THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER (1947), A KISS FOR CORLISS (1949), and THAT HAGEN GIRL (1947).
TCM has also released this lovely tribute video: