Shirley Temple Black: 10 things to know about Curly Top

February 12, 2014 4:52 PM

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Shirley Temple Black: 10 things to know about Curly Top

Watch out Hollywood, I’m here: At 3, Temple made her on-screen debut, but it was a strange one. She and a handful of other toddlers starred in the 1932 parody series “Baby Burlesks.” The toddlers wore diapers and barely there lingerie, playing hookers and World War I soldiers. Temple later described the series as "a cynical exploitation of our childish innocence" in her 1988 autobiography. But she also said the programs were "the best things I ever did."

Make me (extra) pretty, mama: Temple’s mother, Gertrude Temple, a woman who had her own desires for a career in entertainment, enrolled her daughter in dancing lessons when she was barely 3. But when her daughter shot to fame, she was right there with her. Temple’s mother styled her daughter’s hair ...

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