Shirley Temple was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer, most well-known as the box-office champion for four consecutive years from 1935 to 1938. She rose to fame as a child role in Bright Eyes (1934), through which she won a special Juvenile Academy Award in the next year. During her acting career, she also received various awards and honors like the Kennedy Center Honors and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She was ranked number 18 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest female American screen legends of all time. In addition, she joined in politics and became a United States Ambassador to Ghana and then a Chief of Protocol of the United States to Czechoslovakia.
With the encourages from her mother, in September 1931, she attended Meglin's Dance School in Los Angeles to study singing, dancing, and acting. She made her first appearance in feature film, The Red-Haired Alibi, in 1932 when she was a three-year-old child.
On September 19, 1945, she got married to John Agar with a daughter, Linda Susan (born January 30, 1948). After ending the first marriage in divorce, she and Charles Alden Black were married on December 16, 1950 and the couple had a son, Charles Alden Black, Jr. (born April 28, 1952) and a daughter, Lori (born April 9, 1954).