Profession: Actress and Diplomat
Why Famous: A child star in the 1930s, she starred in the hit films Bright Eyes, Curly Top and Heidi.
As an adult, she became active in the Republican Party which led to her becoming a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana, and later to Czechoslovakia.
She also served as the first female Chief of Protocol of the United States and was in charge of arrangements for President Jimmy Carter's inauguration.
- 1945-09-19 Actress Shirley Temple (17) weds actor John Agar (24) in an Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church
- 1933-12-21 Fox Films signs Shirley Temple, 5, to a studio contract
- 1934-04-19 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"
- 1949-01-20 J. Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen