Hollywood Child Star Shirley Temple Has Died
Stars Pay Tribute To One Of The First child Stars
The charismatic child star found fame as a child film star in the 1930s in films like Bright Eyes, Stand Up and Cheer and Curly Top.
Shirley Temple died on Monday at home in Woodside, California, from natural causes. ".. surrounded by her family and caregivers. We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and... our beloved mother, grandmother [and] great-grandmother."
According to her death certificate, the cause of death was pneumonia/COPD. Pneumonia is most often a surrounded by a lung condition which has symptoms that are very close close to Chronic Bronchitis and also Emphysema - people who suffer from the disease experience intense coughing when it has reached its final stages. Temple, most notably, in her early career, chain smoked, which probably didn't help her.
Temple was a Hollywood success story and was a smash at the box office, most notably, between 1935 -1938, even though she was at such a young age at the time, she even eclipsed some of the biggest male actors at the time. At the time, as she was so young, she wasn't able to enjoy the money she had made, so her parents had put her money in a trust fund and she was given a living allowance of just $13 a month. Even though she was constantly within the lime light, her parents made sure she wasn't to fall victim to the shallow world of acting fame, they made sure they where always on set with her and looked after her best interests, as any good parent would do.
In 1934 it was to be the box office smash, Bright Eyes, which catapulted her to world wide fame. Her voice and style of acting was to become a world wide phenomenon, as soon she was the most recognisable child star of that era.