Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy 80th Birthday Shirley Temple!!

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!


Annette said...

Happy Birthday Shirley! I vote for Curly Top and Rebecca of Sunny Brook Farm as my favorites, but I loved all her movies. Love T

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Wow! You sure are a fan!!! I just saw a Shirley Temple figurine on eBay..don't ask me who had it for sale, but it sure was cute. I saw it earlier today...gosh I wish I had read this post before seeing the item for sale. What don't you collect? lol. I am so impressed, to say the least!!


PS: Now I have "On The Good Ship Lollypop" in my head! haha

Holly said...

Oh, Heidi, we like so many of the same things and people. I can hardly watch a Shirley movie without tears welling up!

Anonymous said...

I happened on your blog while looking on the Internet for sheet music for "Come and Get Your Happiness" or "Alone with You." When I read about how you love her, it warmed my heart because I love her, too. When I was a little girl, her movies truly brightened our lives. I have several DVD's of her films and some sheet music. My mother loved her, too.
Thank you for making my day. I didn't realize until lately that she still is so popular. Thank you!