RIP Shirley Temple Black, former US Ambassador to Ghana

Amazing paragraph from the NYT obituary:

Mr. Black, who was dropped from the San Fran­cis­co So­cial Reg­is­ter for mar­ry­ing an ac­tress, told a re­porter in 1988: “Over 38 years I have par­tici­pated in her life 24 hours a day through thick and thin, trau­mat­ic sit­u­a­tions, ex­ul­tant sit­u­a­tions, and I feel she has on­ly one per­son­ality. She would be cat­a­strophic for the psy­chi­at­ric pro­fes­sion. You can wake her up in the mid­dle of the night and she has the same per­son­ality ev­ery­body knows. What ev­ery­body has seen for 60 years is the bed­rock.”

Title of an early film series: “Baby Burlesque.”


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