Shirley Temple has passed away

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by EmoBorg, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Davros

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    I know that, I was just trying to figure out who was the biggest child star of today.
     
  2. CorporalCaptain

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    Thing is, whoever it is compares to Shirley only if her fame translates into adulthood as well. That's why I went with Drew.
     
  3. Toxteth O´Grady

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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.
     
  4. Owain Taggart

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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.
     
  5. Gryffindorian

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    May she rest in peace. She lived a long, fulfilling life.
     
  6. Keith1701

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    Rest in Peace, Shirley