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Shirley Temple, iconic child star dies

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CALIFORNIA (CNN) -

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

She was 85.

Her publicist says she died peacefully at her home in Woodside, California from natural causes 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, $50,000 per movie.

She retired from film-making at 22, after marrying Charles Black and changing her last name to Temple Black.

She 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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