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In pictures: A look back at Shirley Temple, dead at age 85

Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, said publicist Cheryl Kagan Tuesday. She was 85.

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In this 1936 file photo, actress Shirley Temple is photographed as she appeared in "Poor Little Rich Girl." Temple, who was born in 1928 and began acting at the age of three, received an honorary Academy Award in 1934 for her contributions as a child film star.

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In this 1933 file photo, child actress Shirley Temple is seen in her role as "Little Miss Marker."

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Shirley Temple presents the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science special award to Walt Disney for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," in 1939.

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Shirley Temple holds a signed photograph of President Franklin D. Roosevelt at her home in Los Angeles, Nov. 11, 1935.

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Shirley Temple and Claudette Colbert at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts dinner, in 1935. Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, precocious and determined little girl in the 1930s sang and tap-danced her way to a height of Hollywood stardom and worldwide fame that no other child has reached.

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Shirley Temple performs on a beach while vacationing in Hawaii, in 1939. Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, precocious and determined little girl in the 1930s sang and tap-danced her way to a height of Hollywood stardom and worldwide fame that no other child has reached, died Feb. 10, 2014. She was 85.

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In this November 1936 file photo, 8-year-old U.S. American child movie star Shirley Temple is portrayed in Hollywood, Calif.

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Shirley Temple inspects a line of lifeguards while vacationing in Honolulu, in 1935.

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In this Jan. 29, 2006 file photo, Shirley Temple Black accepts the Screen Actors Guild Awards life achievement award at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles.

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