Shirley Temple, R.I.P.

Child Stars, Movies, R.I.P.

If you grew up anytime after the bulk of Shirley Temple‘s film career, which more or less ran from the early 1930s to the late 1940s, then Temple seemed less like a person and more like an icon. A Mickey Mouse, if you will.

But she was a person, one who accomplished a great deal in and out of Hollywood. She died Monday.

Here’s a piece I wrote for Yahoo! on the occasion of Temple’s 85th birthday.