Deaths 2022

Deaths 2021

Deaths 2020

Deaths 2019

Deaths 2018

Deaths 2017

Deaths 2016

Deaths 2015

Deaths 2014

Deaths 2013

Deaths 2012

Deaths 2011

Deaths 2010

Deaths 2009

Full list by date of death

Shirley Temple


Born - 23 April 1928, Santa Monica, California, USA
Died - 10 February 2014

The most popular child actress of all time, and America's top box-office attraction from 1935 to 1938 inclusive. An adorable golden-haired child with the timing, reactions, knowhow and sly wit of an adult, she appeared completely natural on screen and quite beguiling. She couldn't really sing but did, delightfully, and danced with the confidence of a Kelly, partnering some of Hollywood's best hoofers. After a beginning in short comedies from 1932, she broke through to stardom in Stand Up and Cheer (1934) and made her studio millions in, among several others, Little Miss Marker (1934), Bright Eyes (1934), Curly Top (1935), The Littlest Rebel (1935), Dimples (1936), Captain January (1936), Heidi (1937), Wee Willie Winkie (1937), Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938), Little Miss Broadway (1938), The Little Princess (1939) and Susannah of the Mounties (1939). She was less successful as a teenager and young romantic lead, but continued starring in films until The Story of Seabiscuit/Pride of Kentucky in 1949. Divorcing her first husband, actor John Agar, she became a diplomat, and remarried successfully. She was awarded a special Oscar in 1934. She died from chronic obstructive lung disease.