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Shirley Temple Black, the child movie star who lifted the nation's spirits during the Depression with movies like The Little Colonel, Poor Little Rich Girl, Heidi and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, as well as songs such as "On The Good Ship Lollipop," has passed away. She was 85.

She retired from the movies at age 21, but had a long career in public service, being appointed by President Nixon to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations, by President Ford to serve as Ambassador to Ghana, and by President George H.W. Bush as ambassador to Prague.
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