Shirley Temple, iconic actress, dies at age 85

Feb 11, 2014, 6:00 AM EST
Shirley Temple died at age 85.
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Hollywood star Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85, her family has said. The actress found fame as a child star in the 1930s in films like Bright Eyes, Stand Up and Cheer and Curly Top. She died on Monday at home in Woodside, California, from natural causes. "She was surrounded by her family and caregivers," a statement said. "We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and... our beloved mother, grandmother [and] great-grandmother."

Background:

Agent: Shirley Temple Black Dead at 85 [ABC News]

Shirley Temple dead: Latest reaction and tributes [Mirror UK]

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