The iconic child star has also served in U.S. ambassador positions after stepping down from acting.
(CNN) – Shirley Temple, who rose to fame as arguably the most famous child actress in Hollywood history, has died. She was 85.
Temple’s publicist says she died peacefully at her home in Woodside, CA, from natural causes Monday night.
She was surrounded by family and caregivers.
Temple starred in four massive box-office draws before she turned 10, commanding a then unheard of $50,000 per movie.
She retired from film-making at 22 and then embarked on a new career as a foreign diplomat.
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