Shirley Temple reached heights of stardom most child actors never reach. She sang and tap danced her way to the top of the heap in the 30's and 40's.From 1935-1939 she was the most popular star in the world.
She acted in a few movies after her child star days were over, but instead of fading she became a leading Republican fundraiser and a diplomat for several countries. Her immense talents will be missed as there are very few people such as Shirley Temple. She was 85.