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File photo of Shirley Temple Black waving as she is honored at the 12th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles

Actress Shirley Temple Black waves as she accepts the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at the 12th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California in this January 29, 2006 file photo. Temple Black, who lifted America's spirits as a bright-eyed, dimpled child movie star during the Great Depression and later became a U.S. diplomat, died late on February 10, 2014 evening at the age of 85, a family spokeswoman said in a statement. Temple Black, who lured millions to the movies in the 1930s, "peacefully passed away" at her California home from natural causes at 10:57 p.m. local time (0657 GMT), surrounded by her family and caregivers, the statement said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE HEADSHOT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY OBITUARY SOCIETY)

Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

Yahoo News

Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85.

Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night at about 11 p.m. at her home near San Francisco. She was surrounded by family members and caregivers, Kagan said. (AP)

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