Shirley Temple dead at 85

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In this 1936 file photo, actress Shirley Temple is photographed as she appeared in Poor Little Rich Girl. (AP Photo/File)

In this 1936 file photo, actress Shirley Temple is photographed as she appeared in Poor Little Rich Girl. (AP Photo/File)

CALIFORNIA (AP) – Former Hollywood child star and “America’s little darling” Shirley Temple Black has died from natural causes in her California home late Monday night.

She was 85.

Her agent released a statement saying, “We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife for 55 years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black.”

Private funeral arrangements are pending.

A remembrance guest book will be opened shortly online ShirleyTemple.com, and contributions in her memory may be made to the Commonwealth Club of California’s 2nd Century Campaign or to the Education Center at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.

“We ask that our family be given the opportunity at this time of loss to grieve privately,” the statement read.

She is survived by her children Susan, Charlie Jr., Lori; granddaughter Teresa and great-granddaughters Lily and Emma.

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