Stars Recall Extraordinary Life Of Shirley Temple Black

(Woodside, CA) -- Hollywood is mourning the passing of beloved former child star Shirley Temple Black.
Stars like Mia Farrow, Joan Rivers, James Franco and Piers Morgan are among the many who have taken to Twitter to remember the iconic actress. Rivers tweeted a "Rest In Peace" message, adding, "I know that you're sailing up and away 'On The Good Ship Lollipop'," in reference to one of Temple's most memorable singing performances. Farrow praised "Little Shirley Temple" for raising the spirits of a nation during the Great Depression. And Franco offered, "Love to all the child stars grown before their times."
Temple Black, who began her acting career when she was just three years old, died Monday at her home on Woodside, California. She was 85 years old. Born in Santa Monica on April 23rd, 1928, Temple captured the heart of the nation with her precocious personality and signature curly hair. By the time she was 12 years old, Temple had made more than 40 films - "Bright Eyes," "Curly Top," "Stand Up and Cheer" and "Wee Willie Winkie" among them. She retired from film in 1950 and dedicated her life to politics, holding several diplomatic posts throughout her lifetime.
Temple received a Juvenile Academy Award in 1935 at the age of six. It was just one of many awards and honors to come for the venerable actress. She also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 and was recognized for her accomplishments at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998. Temple was honored by the Screen Actors Guild with a Life Achievement Award in 2005. In her acceptance speech she gave a piece of advice for everyone aspiring to receive the same recognition - "Start early!"
Additional Audio:
Shirley Temple sings "On The Good Ship Lollipop" from the 1934 movie "Bright Eyes."

Shirley Temple sings "Animal Crackers In My Soup" from the 1935 movie "Curly Top."

Shirley Temple Black accepts the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2006.
Play Clip