Google Celebrating Shirley Temple, "Little Miss Miracle", With A Doodle

Google Celebrating Shirley Temple, "Little Miss Miracle", With A Doodle

Google Celebrating Shirley Temple, "Little Miss Miracle", With A Doodle

Google celebrated the iconic Hollywood child star Shirley Temple with an animated Doodle. On this day in 2015, the Santa Monica History Museum opened “Love, Shirley Temple,” which is a special exhibit featuring a collection of her rare memorabilia. Google created the animated doodle features Shirley Temple as a diplomat, an award-winning actor and as a young dancing girl. The search engine's name appears at the bottom of the Doodle on three movie stubs.

the American actor, singer, dancer, and diplomat - was honoured by Google Doodle on Wednesday. "From a child star to a trailblazing actress and an accomplished diplomat, today's Google Doodle celebrates Shirley Temple and all she did to set the stage for women achievers around the world," Google India wrote on Twitter.

Shirley Jane Temple was born on April 23, 1928 in Santa Monica, California, and began dance classes at the tender age of three. With her signature dimples, blonde ringlet curls, and strong work ethic, she captivated the nation when she landed a role in the 1934 toe-tapping musical “Stand Up And Cheer.” Temple starred in a dozen films in 1934 alone, including “Bright Eyes,” where she performed what became one of her most famous routines “On the Good Ship Lollipop.” Before she even reached double digits in age, Temple was one of the most popular actors in American cinema—even becoming the first child star to receive an Academy Award at just six years old! 

In 1942, Temple’s unprecedented talent jumped from the silver screen to the airwaves as the star of “Junior Miss,” a radio sitcom about a teenage girl growing up in New York City. She continued to star in films throughout her teenage years, and at 22, she retired from the movie industry as a Hollywood icon. In 1958, Temple narrated the eponymous “Shirley Temple’s Storybook,” a children’s television series which adapted family-friendly stories—sometimes even filmed live. This short-lived anthology marked her final foray in American entertainment before her graceful transition into full-time public service. 

Shirley Temple was appointed as a representative of the US to the United Nations in 1969. Her career in politics included her dedicated environmentalism, representing her nation at the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment. In recognition of her diplomatic achievements, which included an ambassadorship to Ghana and becoming the first female Chief of Protocol to the State Department, she was appointed an Honorary Foreign Service Officer in 1988.

In 2006, the Screen Actors Guild presented Temple with its Lifetime Achievement Award, the organization’s highest honor. 

She died on February 10, 2014, aged 85, at her home in California. She is buried at the Alta Mesa Memorial Park.