Shirley Temple Black to Be Honored at SAG Awards

Revered former child star Shirley Temple Black is to be honored at next year’s
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for her movie career.

The actress will receive the Guild’s Life Achievement Award for career
achievement and humanitarian accomplishment at the ceremony on Jan. 29.

In making today’s announcement, Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert
said, “I can think of no one more deserving of this year’s SAG Life Achievement
award than Shirley Temple Black.

“Her contributions to the entertainment industry are without precedent; her
contributions to the world are nothing short of inspirational.

“She has lived the most remarkable life, from the brilliant performer the world
came to know when she was just a child, to the dedicated public servant who has
served her country both at home and abroad for 30 years.

“In everything she has done and accomplished, Shirley Temple Black has
demonstrated uncommon grace, talent and determination, not to mention
compassion and courage.

“As a child, I was thrilled to dance and sing to her films and more recently
as Guild president I have been proud to work alongside her, as her friend and

Temple Black made her screen debut as a child in 1932. Her best
known films are Stand Up & Cheer, Baby Take a Bow
and Bright Eyes–the film which introduced her signature song
“On the Good Ship Lollipop.”

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