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Shirley Temple: An amazing life in pictures

From her early start on the silver screen, to Chief of Protocol for the United States.

FORMER CHILD STAR and US diplomat Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85.

Here we look back at her fascinating life in pictures…

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Shirley Temple in July 1934.

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SHIRLEY TEMPLE FAMILY

Temple with her father George at the Santa Monica Athletic Club in Santa Monica on June 5, 1934

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STAND UP AND CHEER

Six-year-old Shirley Temple as she appeared in her first featured role in the 1934 musical Stand Up and Cheer with James Dunn

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Shirley Temple Los Angeles 1935Shirley starts school at the age of 6 in September 1935 in Hollywood.Source: AP/Press Association Images

SHIRLEY TEMPLE FAMILY

Temple celebrates her birthday in Hollywood with her mother Gertrude Temple in April 1936.

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Temple tries out her newest pony, Road King 11 in October 1936.

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Writing to Santa in 1936.

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Shirley Temple Los Angeles 1937

Eddie Cantor and Shirley Temple take part in the film celebration of the birthday of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in January 1937

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Shirley Temple and Sonja Henie 1937

Sonja Henie, screen actress and champion skater is shown presenting Shirley with a pair of skates to encourage her skating ambitions in October 1937

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Shirley Temple and J Edgar Hoover 1938

Shirley gives J Edgar Hoover, chief of the FBI, a kiss to honour his induction into honorary membership into the variety clubs of America.

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Shirley Temple Los Angeles 1940

Props man Mack Elliot cuts Shirley's 11th birthday cake in April 1940.

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Shirley Temple 1941

Shirley plays checkers on set with her stand in Mary Lou Isleib in September 1941

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Temple Visits Astaire And Hayworth 1942

Shirley with Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth in July 1942.

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SHIRLEY TEMPLE STUDY

Shirley at 16.

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Shirley Temple With An Early Costume 1944

Shirley on her 16th birthday with the dress she wore in her first film Baby Take a Bow.

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Temple, now a United Service Organizations (USO) volunteer, holds a bowl of cookies for servicemen at the Hollywood Canteen in August 1944

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Shirley Temple Kissed 1945

Shirley is kissed for the first time on screen by Jerry Shane, an ex-Marine for the movie Kiss and Tell in January 1945

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Shirley Temple and Jack Agar

Shirley (17) with fiance Sgt John Agar (24)

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Shirley and John at their wedding in September 1945

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Cary Grant and Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple and Cary Grant in August 1946

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Shirley and John with daughter Linda in May 1948.

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Truman Inaugural Temple 1949

Temple hands out programmes at President Truman's inaugural ball in Washington, Jan. 20, 1949

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Shirley Temple Divorce 1949

Temple signs a property settlement in her divorce from John Agar in December 1949.

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Shirley Temple and Charles Black 1953

Temple with her second husband Charles Black in December 1953

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With two of her three children; Charles, 5 and Lori, 3

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Shirley Temple Black

Actress Shirley Temple Black holds hand of her youngest child, Lori, 5, as they do a scene for an upcoming NBC-TV show depicting a Mother Goose story

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Shirley Temple In Russia 1965

Pictured in Moscow in 1965.

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Shirley Temple Black 1966

Temple-Black reads a statement disassociating herself from the San Francisco Film Festival in 1966,. Mrs. Black resigned because the selection board had endorsed showing Night Games which she says merely utilizes pornography for profit.

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Temple announces plans to run for Congress as a 'Republican Independent' in September 1967

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On the campaign trail.

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Temple-Black watches the result of the Congressional election with her family. She was defeated.

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Shirley Temple Black 1969

Shirley Temple Black is one of five people chosen by President Richard Nixon to serve as a Representative of the U.S. delegation to the 24th regular session of the UN General Assembly in 1969

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Temple Black is shown leaving the UN in New York in September 1969

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Temple Black listens to a debate in the General Assembly in October 1969

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Temple Black pictured in hospital in November 1972. She underwent surgery to remove a malignant tumour from her breast.

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Temple Black with Henry Kissinger after she is sworn in as the new U.S. Ambassador to Ghana at a State Department ceremony in Washington on Friday, Sept. 20, 1974.

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Singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye, left, is shown with United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, right, and Shirley Temple Black, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, at the United Nations in New York City, Monday, Oct. 13, 1975.

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Shirley Temple Black Greets Portillo 1976

Temple Black, now US Chief of Protocol, with Mexican President-elect Jose Lopez Portillo following his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in 1976

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Mrs. Shirley Temple Black, left, former Ambassador to Ghana and New Orleans surgeon, Dr. Alton Ochsner look over awards for public service and patriotism presented to them by Freedoms Foundation in 1980

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With granddaughter Susan Teresa in 1983

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Shirley Temple Black at the 56th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on April 9, 1984.

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Janet Jackson, Gene Kelly and Shirley Temple pose for photographers backstage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel after the fifth annual American Cinema Awards in Beverly Hills in 1988

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Princess Grace Foundation Gala - Cary Grant Tribute - Beverly Hilton Hotel

Micheal Caine, Shirley Temple Black, Albert II Prince of Monaco, Liza Minnelli, Princess Stephanie of Monaco and Prince Rainier of Monaco at a gala for Cary Grant

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KENNEDY CENTER HONORS

Kennedy Center honorees Bill Cosby, right, and Shirley Temple Black celebrate after the awards ceremony at the Department of State in December 1998

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SAG AWARDS SHOW

Jamie Lee Curtis applauds as Shirley Temple Black accepts the Screen Actors Guild Awards 42nd annual life achievement award on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006,

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