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Shirley Temple's Charm Was a Combination of Spontaneity and Timing

Shirley Temple's Charm Was a Combination of Spontaneity and Timing

Curly Top and The Little Princess weren't just movie titles. They were apt descriptions for the sensational Shirley Temple. News of the death of the former child star - whose charm and career were arguably unmatched in the Sound Era of movies - was announced Tuesday. She was 85. Having helped cheer up the nation during the Depression - as well as movie audiences mourning the 1935 fatal plane crash of the beloved folk humorist and radio and screen star Will Rogers - "she came along at the very right moment," film historian Leonard Maltin told People Tuesday morning. "At a time

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