The Tragedy Of Shirley Temple's Death In 2014

In some ways, Shirley Temple is a contradiction in terms. Undoubtedly

she is one of the most well-known child stars ever. Back in the first part of the 20th century

when America most needed a cute, singing-and-dancing young girl

her endearing curls and contagious smile solidified her as a box office draw.

According to Newsweek, she also experienced horrendous sexual harassment

including at least one instance when she was 12 years old in which a casting director forcibly exposed

himself to her. According to History Daily, as she reached adolescence

her movie career petered out, and she became just another nameless Southern California kid.

Then, as an adult, she pursued a profession that is very different from filmmaking by holding