She was one of the last links to the Golden Age of Hollywood - the time of big studio moguls, blockbuster movies and real stars.
She was one of the original child stars.
She was a cutie, a beauty and later in life a good Republican and a diplomat. A personal friend of President Ronald Reagan, she exemplified our highest values: decency, family life, sensibility, faith and patriotism.
Shirley Temple Black is dead at 85.
She died of natural causes at her Woodside, California, home. She was surrounded by family and caregivers, a statement from Cheryl Kagan said.
She began acting at age three and became a massive box-office draw before turning 10, commanding a then-unheard of salary of $50,000 per movie.