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Feb 11 Shirley Temple Black, who lifted
America's spirits as a bright-eyed, dimpled child movie star
during the Great Depression and later became a U.S. diplomat,
died late on Monday evening at the age of 85, a family
spokeswoman said in a statement.
Temple Black, who lured millions to the movies in the 1930s
during the Great Depression, "peacefully passed away" at her
California home from natural causes at 10:57 p.m. lcoal time
(0657 GMT), surrounded by her family and caregivers, the
statement said on Tuesday.
"We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an
actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved
mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife of
fifty-five years," the statement said.
(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson Editing by W Simon)