I could not let this day go by without celebrating the birthday of the greatest, most talented, and most adorable child star EVER to grace the screen. I grew up watching her movies, listening to her record album, singing her songs. Mother loved her, too (they were born 3 years apart),and we would catch the movies on weekend afternoons whenever possible.
I simply adore her.
Shirley Temple Black - I hope this day finds you well, and that you have the happiest birthday imaginable. You deserve it, and many more. Thank you for being you!
Here she is ( in the top picture) as Heidi:
And my collection of her movies:
I also have the 2-CD set which contains 50 songs from her early films - I still LOVE listening to her, and will never tire of her.
Shirley - "Come And Get Your Happiness", because "But, Definitely" you are "The Right Somebody To Love", and , after all, "You've Gotta S-m-i-l-e to be H-a-double-p-y"- and you have made me smile my entire life!