The Shirley Temple Movie Quiz

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When was Shirley Temple born?

Shirley Temple was born on April 23, 1928, at 9 p.m. to George and Gertrude Temple. Shirley Temple once joked about the late hour of her birth saying, "Too late for dinner, and so I started life one meal behind. Ever since I've tried to make up for that loss."

How old was Shirley Temple when she began dance lessons?

Shirley Temple was 3 years old when she began dance lessons at Mrs. Meglin's Dance Studio in Los Angeles.

Which film studio offered Shirley Temple her first acting contract?

Shirley Temple was discovered at Mrs. Meglin's Dance Studio by producers from Educational Pictures. Temple received a contract to appear in a string of famous film parodies with all-child casts, dubbed the "Baby Burlesques."

Shirley Temple had two older sisters.

Shirley Temple had two older brothers -- John Stanley Temple, born in 1915, and George Francis Temple Jr., born in 1919.

Which major Hollywood studio signed Shirley Temple after she gained popularity for her role in the "Baby Burlesques?"

The Fox Film Corp. signed Shirley Temple to a studio contract with a salary of $150 per week in 1933.

What was Shirley Temple's first feature film?

The movie "Carolina," released Feb. 2, 1934, was Shirley Temple's first feature film.

How old was Shirley Temple when the movie "Carolina" was released?

Shirley Temple was 5 when the film "Carolina" was released.

Who was Shirley Temple's dance partner in four early films, including "The Little Colonel?"

Bill Robinson was Shirley Temple's dance partner in four of her earliest films, including "The Little Colonel." Temple and Robinson became the United States' first interracial on-screen dance partners with the release of the 1935 film "The Little Colonel."

Which Shirley Temple movie featured the song and dance routine "On the Good Ship Lollipop?"

The 1934 film "Bright Eyes," featured Shirley Temple performing the song and dance routine "On the Good Ship Lollipop." Many of the aviators in the scene were volunteers from the University of Southern California football team.

When not on-set, what school did Shirley Temple attend?

When not filming, Shirley Temple attended the Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles.

Which movie features Shirley Temple and Rochelle Hudson as orphaned sisters?

The 1935 film "Curley Top" features Shirley Temple and Rochelle Hudson as orphaned sisters.

Shirley Temple is the youngest entertainer to win an Oscar.

In 1935, at the age of 6, Shirley Temple received an Oscar in recognition of her contributions to the film industry the previous year. To date, Temple holds the record as the youngest Oscar winner ever.

Which 1936 movie features Shirley Temple as a girl who is rescued by a lighthouse keeper?

In the 1936 film "Captain January," Shirley Temple stars as a young girl who is rescued by a lighthouse keeper. At the time of the release of "Captain January," Time Magazine reported the film had broken box office records in Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati and Milwaukee.

How many pin curls did Shirley Temple's hair usually have?

Shirley Temple's mother, Gertrude, set Shirley's hair for each of her earliest movies. The result? Fifty-six pin curls that gave Shirley Temple her signature locks.

Which film stars Shirley Temple as a Swiss orphan living in the mountains with her grandfather?

Shirley Temple plays a Swiss orphan who lives with her grandfather in the mountains in the movie "Heidi." While the movie is set in Europe, the filming was done exclusively in California.

What was the nickname President Franklin Roosevelt gave to Shirley Temple?

President Franklin D. Roosevelt dubbed Shirley Temple "Little Miss Miracle" for raising morale during the Depression. President Roosevelt once said, "As long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be all right."

Actor Cesar Romero appeared in which movie with Shirley Temple?

Actor Cesar Romero appeared in the 1939 film "The Little Princess" with Shirley Temple. The movie was Shirley Temple's first all-Technicolor film.

In 1934 at age 6, Shirley Temple made 10 full-length films.

Although two films were uncredited and one film was released after her scenes had been deleted, Shirley Temple starred in 10 full-length films, in addition to two film shorts, in 1934.

Shirley Temple performed the song "Be Optimistic" in which movie?

Shirley Temple performed the song "Be Optimistic" in the 1938 movie "Little Miss Broadway."

Shirley Temple had her first on-screen kiss in this movie.

Shirley Temple had her first on-screen kiss in the 1942 film "Miss Annie Rooney." Actor Dickie Moore later revealed that the scene was extremely difficult as it was his first time to ever kiss a girl.

Which actor co-stars as Shirley Temple's leading man in the 1947 film, "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer?"

Actor Cary Grant plays the leading man opposite Shirley Temple in the 1947 movie "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer."

Shirley Temple co-starred with actor and future U.S. President Ronald Reagan in this 1947 film.

In 1947, Shirley Temple appeared in the movie "That Hagen Girl" with actor and future U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

Which U.S. president appointed Shirley Temple as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations?

President Richard Nixon appointed Shirley Temple as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in 1969.

Which actor did not co-star with Shirley Temple in the 1948 film "Fort Apache?"

Shirley Temple co-starred in the 1948 movie "Fort Apache" with Henry Fonda and John Wayne. Jimmy Stewart did not appear in the film.

Shirley Temple served as the U.S. ambassador to which two countries?

Shirley Temple served as the U.S. ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976, and as U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992.

What is the title of Shirley Temple's last feature film?

Released Nov. 25, 1949, "A Kiss for Corliss" was Shirley Temple's last feature film.

Which film industry organization honored Shirley Temple with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006?

On Jan. 29, 2006, Shirley Temple was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild.

Shirley Temple was the first woman to be named Chief of Protocol of the United States.

In 1976, President Gerald Ford selected Shirley Temple as the first female Chief of Protocol of the United States.

How many movies did Shirley Temple make?

Over the course of her career, Shirley Temple made 43 feature films. In addition, Temple appeared in 14 short films and 25 storybook films.

How old was Shirley Temple at the time of her death?

Shirley Temple died at her home near San Francisco on Feb. 10, 2014. She was 85.

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Shirley Temple was a pint-sized star who turned into a box office dynamo. We challenge you to take this Shirley Temple Movie Quiz and test your knowledge of this miniature movie star.

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