Shirley Temple was a prolific child actor having grossed some of the highest American box office records from her childhood acting career between 1935 and 1938. The child star began her acting career at a tender age of three in 1932, and in 1935 she received a very special ‘ uvenile Outstanding Award’ from the Academy for her roles in a number of films back in the 30s.
In adult life, she has been honored with the Screen Actors’ Guild Life Achievement Award. Shirley is now an accomplished diplomat having served as United States Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. Her achievement as a child actress is equal to her diplomatic career and is a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor for her role in foreign diplomacy.