The legendary former child star appeared in such classic movies as Bright Eyes, Curly Top, Heidi and The Littlest Rebel. She also had a TV series, Shirley Temple’s Storybook, which aired from 1958-61.
After leaving Hollywood, Temple got involved in politics. She ran for political office in California, then later served as U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.
Shirley Temple Black passed away Monday in California, surrounded by her family.
Here’s a rare episode of Shirley’s TV show. The House of the Seven Gables is based on the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel and stars Shirley Temple, Agnes Moorehead (Bewitched), Robert Culp (I Spy), Jonathan Harris (Lost in Space) and Martin Landau (Mission: Impossible). It was produced by William Asher (Bewitched) and originally aired on NBC on December 11, 1960. Enjoy the show as we remember Shirley Temple.
If you love classic movies, you’ll want to check out Movies!
The Movies! tv network is a digital programming service available on local broadcast stations across America. It launched in January 2013 as a joint venture of Weigel Broadcasting (owners of classic TV service MeTV) and Fox Television Stations. Weigel was previously partners in another digital movie network, This TV.
Movies! offers a 24/7 schedule of classic movies in the 16:9 widescreen letterbox format, pre-empted only for 3 hours of educational programming on Saturday mornings. Although there is no Movies! affiliate here in Central PA, a quick check of their schedule showed an impressive mix of movies from the 1940s to the 1990s.
You can find Movies! on such stations as WNYW 5.2 New York, KCOP 13.3 Los Angeles, WFLD 32.2 Chicago and WTXF 29.2 Philadelphia. For more info and affiliate listings, please visit the Movies! TV Network website.