Shirley Temple, an American actor, singer, dancer, and diplomat, was honoured by Google with an animated doodle on Wednesday. The Santa Monica History Museum unveiled “Love, Shirley Temple,” an exhibit exhibiting rare Shirley Temple artefacts, on this day in 2015.
Shirley Temple was born in California on April 23, 1928. Her “signature dimples, blonde ringlet curls, and strong work ethic” gained her roles in a number of films and musicals, including “Stand Up And Cheer” and “Bright Eyes.” She was a star even before she turned ten, having won an Academy Award at the age of six. She left the military at the age of 22 and subsequently transitioned into full-time public service. In 1969, Temple was appointed as the United States’ representative to the United Nations. Temple was named an Honorary Foreign Service Officer in 1988 in recognition of her diplomatic achievements, which included serving as ambassador to Ghana and being the State Department’s first female Chief of Protocol.