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Shirley Temple Now: SAG Life Achievement Award Winner

Shirley TempleShirley Temple now: SAG Life Achievement Award winner

Shirley Temple, the biggest child star in movie history, is now a grown woman. In fact, she has been one for quite some time. The 77-year-old Temple, in fact, has been named the next recipient of the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award, which will be presented to her at the SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on January 12, 2006. (Image: Shirley Temple now.)

Shirley Temple has the distinction of being the youngest Academy Award winner – a special miniature Oscar handed her in 1935, when she was six – and the United States' top box office draw of the 1930s. Her movies during that period, almost invariably at 20th Century Fox, include titles such as Little Miss Marker (1934), which made her a star; Now and Forever (1935), as the little girl between Carole Lombard and Gary Cooper; and the John Ford-directed Wee Willie Winkie (1937).

Shirley Temple: Republican political roles

Temple's film career petered out when she was still in her 20s, but since then she has been active in politics during several Republican administrations. Among her political roles were U.S. delegate to the 24th U.N. General Assembly and U.S. ambassador to Ghana.

Currently known as Shirley Temple Black – her husband of 55 years, Charles Black, died last August 4 – the former Fox star has been working on her second book of memoirs. The first, titled Child Star (1988), covers her movie career from the early 1930s to 1949, and her life up to 1954.

SAG's Life Achievement Award winners

Previous recipients of SAG's Life Achievement Award include Edward G. Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck, Gregory Peck, Pearl Bailey, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Robert Redford, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosalind Russell, Katharine Hepburn, James Cagney, Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Nanette Fabray, Danny Kaye, and last year's James Garner.

Source for the Shirley Temple / SAG Life Achievement Award news: Army Archerd in Daily Variety.

"Shirley Temple now" photo: Screen Actors Guild.

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