Shirley Temple is known as one of America’s most favorite and beloved performers of all time. In the amazing nostalgic video below, watch the child-star age from a little girl to an elderly woman right before your eyes as she performs When I Grow Up from the 1935 film “Curley Top.” Watch as she sings, dances, taps, acts and jumps rope – and all at the same time!
Shirley Jane Temple was born in 1928. She began her acting/singing/dancing career at the age of three. By the year 1934, Ms. Temple would skyrocket to superstardom in “Bright Eyes,” a movie created specifically for her to display her many talents. Shirley was so so adored bye Americans because she was truly a light that shined during such dark times in the United States. In a book titled The Little Girl Who Fought The Great Depression, the author writes, “Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come.”
Ms. Temple eventually retired from films at the young age of 22 in 1950. She passed away in 2014 at the age of 86, and will always be remembered as that cute little girl with curly locks that put a smile on America’s face.
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