Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as a child star in the 1930s. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States.
Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three.
Shirley Temple was a lifelong smoker.
Shirley Temple cause of death
Shirley Temple died on February 10, 2014. She was at her home in Woodside, California, surrounded by family and caregivers. Despite her family claiming she died of natural causes, according to her death certificate, revealed on March 3, 2014, it was actually due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A lifelong smoker, she avoided revealing her habit in public to avoid setting a bad example to her fans. She is survived by her three children, as well as a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Shirley Temple was 85 years old at the time of her death.