Actress Shirlely Temple Dies at Age 85

By WTAJ News

Published 02/11 2014 06:23AM

Updated 02/11 2014 06:32AM

CNN - Shirley Temple, who rose to fame as arguably the most famous child actresses in Hollywood history, has died.

She was 85.

Temple's publicist says she died peacefully at her home in Woodside, California from natural causes on Monday night.

She was surrounded by family and caregivers.

Temple starred in four massive box-office draws before she turned 10, commanding a then-unheard of 50-thousand dollars per movie.

She retired from film-making at 22, then embarked on a new career as a foreign diplomat.

She served in the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations from 1969 to 1974.

And she was U.S. Ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976, and U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992.

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