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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. Later, she was named United States Ambassador to Ghana and 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 15,575,577 page views. Her biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Shirley Temple is the 211th most popular actor (down from 133rd in 2019), the 393rd most popular biography from United States (down from 266th in 2019) and the 105th 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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  • 68.12

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  • 74

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  • 4.59

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Shirley Temple ranks 211 out of 9,996Before her are David Carradine, Kathy Bates, Kurt Russell, Nicole Kidman, Kevin Costner, and Jeff Bridges. After her are Peter Ustinov, Jodie Foster, Michael Clarke Duncan, Dianne Wiest, Franco Nero, and Pola Negri.

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Among people born in 1928, Shirley Temple ranks 20Before her are Zbigniew Brzezinski, Osamu Tezuka, Jeanne Moreau, Rinus Michels, Yves Klein, and Didi. After her are Roger Vadim, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Alvin Toffler, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Agnès Varda, and Alexander Grothendieck. Among people deceased in 2014, Shirley Temple ranks 13Before her are Hiroo Onoda, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Claudio Abbado, Eli Wallach, Joe Cocker, and Luis Aragonés. After her are Maximilian Schell, Jacques Le Goff, Harold Ramis, Richard Attenborough, Alexander Grothendieck, and Paco de Lucía.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Shirley Temple ranks 393 out of 18,182Before her are Jeff Bridges (1949), Charles Goodyear (1800), Sarah Vaughan (1924), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Jerome Bruner (1915), and Carroll Shelby (1923). After her are Henry Clay (1777), Jodie Foster (1962), Brian De Palma (1940), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), Dianne Wiest (1946), and Paul Ekman (1934).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Shirley Temple ranks 105Before her are David Carradine (1936), Kathy Bates (1948), Kurt Russell (1951), Nicole Kidman (1967), Kevin Costner (1955), and Jeff Bridges (1949). After her are Jodie Foster (1962), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), Dianne Wiest (1946), Paul Walker (1973), Julia Roberts (1967), and Dwayne Johnson (1972).

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