Today is the birthday of the biggest—and arguably the greatest—of all child stars, Shirley Temple. A true wunderkind, Shirley could act, sing and dance with equal poise. She was brilliant (with an IQ of 158!), able to learn dance steps by ear, holding her own with the likes of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Buddy Ebsen. But her greatest feat was to single-handedly rescue Twentieth Century-Fox Studios from bankruptcy during the Great Depression. She was truly one of a kind. Happy birthday, Shirley! We love you!
(Last Updated On July 9, 2022)