TCM Schedules Shirley Temple Marathon

Shirley Temple, Iconic Child Star, Dies At 85

A talented and ultra-adorable entertainer, Shirley Temple was America’s top box-office draw from 1935 to 1938, a record no other child star has come near. Temple was credited with helping save 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy. After her film career effectively ended, she concentrated on raising her family and politics, but turned to television to host and act in 16 specials called Shirley Temple’s Storybook on ABC. In 1960, she joined NBC and headlined The Shirley Temple Show.