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Old February 12 2014, 02:41 AM   #16
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Re: Shirley Temple has passed away

She was an icon of a Hollywood that is long since gone. I tried to think of a child celebrity of similar levels of fame today and sadly the only name I could think of was Honey Boo Boo. I'm sure there must be somebody better.


RIP Shirley, you entertained millions and will continue to do so with your fine body of work.
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Old February 12 2014, 04:29 AM   #17
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She was an icon of a Hollywood that is long since gone. I tried to think of a child celebrity of similar levels of fame today and sadly the only name I could think of was Honey Boo Boo. I'm sure there must be somebody better.
How about Drew Barrymore?
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Old February 12 2014, 04:33 AM   #18
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She was an icon of a Hollywood that is long since gone. I tried to think of a child celebrity of similar levels of fame today and sadly the only name I could think of was Honey Boo Boo. I'm sure there must be somebody better.
How about Drew Barrymore?
I think she's in her late 30s. I was thinking more of one that was a child right now.
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Old February 12 2014, 06:08 AM   #19
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I think he meant that she was a pretty prominent child star in her child years, having starred in E.T.
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Old February 12 2014, 06:28 AM   #20
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I think Shirley Temple is like John Wayne, they were icons of a type that is not easy to find equivalents. You can find successful young actresses, say like Dakota Fanning, but probably not in that same "America's Sweetheart" way. The Olsen Twins made $300 million dollars but I don't know if they're universally loved.
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Old February 12 2014, 10:07 PM   #21
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I think he meant that she was a pretty prominent child star in her child years, having starred in E.T.
I know that, I was just trying to figure out who was the biggest child star of today.
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Old February 12 2014, 10:17 PM   #22
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I think he meant that she was a pretty prominent child star in her child years, having starred in E.T.
I know that, I was just trying to figure out who was the biggest child star of today.
Thing is, whoever it is compares to Shirley only if her fame translates into adulthood as well. That's why I went with Drew.
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Old February 12 2014, 10:20 PM   #23
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My mom LOVES Shirley Temple. She has a collection of porcelain dolls from the 80s and 90s that she bought and still has in a display case.

As far as starring in a multitude of movies as a child and leaving a legacy that lasts for decades, I don't think there is a modern version of that. The Olsen twins may have come the closest, but they're really only known for starring in a long-running sitcom from the time they were infants and making, what seemed like, an infinite amount of direct to video movies. Will they be remembered 40-50 years from now? Probably not.
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Old February 14 2014, 12:03 AM   #24
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Yeah, it's doubtful for sure. She had a unique situation and I think her career came along at the right time. She was a gifted young actress with a lot of devotion, though I'm sure her parents had a lot to do with it. And the interesting thing is, she's not just looked at as a good child actress, but a good actress in general, and I think that's part of the appeal and why she'll be remembered for some time.
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Old February 14 2014, 03:26 AM   #25
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May she rest in peace. She lived a long, fulfilling life.
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Old February 16 2014, 05:28 AM   #26
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The good ship Lollipop has sailed at last. RIP and thanks for the fun music.
Rest in Peace, Shirley
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