Shirley Temple, the 1930s child star-turned-diplomat, is the subject of Wednesday's Google Doodle.
Google is paying tribute to one of Hollywood’s biggest child actors.
On Wednesday, Google’s search page featured an homage to Shirley Temple Black, whose stardom was so immense she made history by receiving an honorary Academy Award at age 6.
On June 9, 2015, California’s Santa Monica History Museum opened an exhibit titled “Love, Shirley Temple” featuring rare memorabilia, Google says in a post detailing Wednesday’s doodle.
Temple was born April 23, 1928 in Santa Monica. She starred in a dozen films released in 1934 alone, including “Bright Eyes,” during which she performed the famous routine “On The Good Ship Lollipop.”
As a child star, she was earning $1,000 a week and receiving 16,000 fan letters a month.
A Google Doodle honoring Shirley Temple. (Photo: Google)
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After retiring from the film industry in her 20s, Temple became more politically active. In 1969, President Richard Nixon appointed her the U.S. representative to the United Nations. In 1974, she was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Ghana.
In 2006, Temple was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild.
She died Feb. 10, 2014 at age 85.
Kim Hjelmgaard and Gary Strauss contributed to this report. Follow Brett Molina on Twitter: @brettmolina23.
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