Shirley Temple

1928 - 2014

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Shirley Temple Black (born Shirley Jane Temple; April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat who was Hollywood's number one box-office draw as a child actress from 1934 to 1938. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, and also served as Chief of Protocol of the United States. Temple began her film career at the age of three in 1931. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shirley Temple has received more than 12,281,572 page views. Her biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Shirley Temple is the 133rd most popular actor (up from 203rd in 2019), the 266th most popular biography from United States (up from 416th in 2019) and the 69th most popular American Actor.

Shirley Temple is most famous for being a child actress who was very popular in the 1930s.

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  • 73

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  • 5.02

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  • 5.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Shirley Temple ranks 133 out of 10,030Before her are Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Bruno Ganz, and Julie Andrews. After her are Diane Keaton, Jean Gabin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Plummer, Pierce Brosnan, and Bette Davis.

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Among people born in 1928, Shirley Temple ranks 15Before her are James Watson, Eduard Shevardnadze, Philip K. Dick, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Serge Gainsbourg, and Rinus Michels. After her are Osamu Tezuka, Didi, Yves Klein, Jeanne Moreau, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Alvin Toffler. Among people deceased in 2014, Shirley Temple ranks 9Before her are Ariel Sharon, Eusébio, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Eduard Shevardnadze, Claudio Abbado, and Joe Cocker. After her are Eli Wallach, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Nadine Gordimer, Luis Aragonés, Hiroo Onoda, and Richard Kiel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Shirley Temple ranks 266 out of 15,968Before her are Colonel Sanders (1890), Jack Kerouac (1922), J. Edgar Hoover (1895), Charles Francis Richter (1900), O. J. Simpson (1947), and Desmond Doss (1919). After her are Michael Jordan (1963), Diane Keaton (1946), Hugh Hefner (1926), Philip Kotler (1931), Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), and Bette Davis (1908).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Shirley Temple ranks 69Before her are Ava Gardner (1922), Lee Van Cleef (1925), Shirley MacLaine (1934), Oliver Hardy (1892), Burt Lancaster (1913), and Rita Hayworth (1918). After her are Diane Keaton (1946), Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Bette Davis (1908), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Paul Walker (1973), and Joe Pesci (1943).

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