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Shirley Temple Black dies at her home in Woodside

Original post made on Feb 11, 2014

Shirley Temple Black died Monday night at her home in Woodside. She was 85.

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Posted by Ronnie
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 11, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Very sorry to hear that. I had no idea she lived locally. What an amazing life!

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Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 11, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Shirley Temple Black was a wonderful actress! I can't help but watch films like A LITTLE PRINCESS and HEIDI and feel very warm inside. I saw them in Mexico (they were dubbed into Spanish) while I was a child. I read somewhere that, during the Great Depression, President Roosevelt said of her, "For just 15 cents, an American can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a baby and forget his troubles."

I am happy to hear of the good memories that local residents have of her. Sometimes, it seems like the things that made America so great for so long are rapidly changing. In a world where society makes "stars" out of people performing immorally on stage or where young stars flood the newspapers for all that they do wrong, it is great to know that a former child star can grow up and do something wonderful with her life.

RIP Shirley Temple Black!

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Posted by Nederlander
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm

I grew up with her movies, and admired her efforts as a politician in a time when women were so limited in what they were allowed to do.

She lived a good life, never let her successes go to her head, and retired well.

Rest well, old friend.

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Posted by Local mom
a resident of Green Acres
on Feb 12, 2014 at 3:07 am

A class act, from start to finish.

Condolences to her family!

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Posted by businessdecision
a resident of another community
on Feb 12, 2014 at 7:16 am

Sad to hear this news.
I had thought it would have been a bigger news item than this.
I would nevertheless hope that people who didn't know her work would look into what they've missed--something very special.

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 13, 2014 at 8:40 am

Advertising here is against terms of use, but some of her films may be shown on the big screen in a local theatre this weekend.

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