One of the finest American actress Shirley Temple was also famous as dancer, singer, diplomat, and businesswoman. Not only was she famous as a child artist in her acting career but she also served as United States ambassador to Czechoslovakia and Ghana. Let’s find out more about how much is Shirley Temple’s net worth in 2018.
Shirley Temple Early Life
Shirley was born on 23rd April 1928 in Santa Monica, California. Her father, George Francis Temple was a banker and mother Gertrude Amelia Temple was a normal housewife. She had two brothers George Francis, Jr. and John Stanley.
Shirley was talented in acting, singing, and dancing from childhood and her mother encouraged her a lot. She was admitted at Meglin’s Dance School by her mother to enhance her talent. There she was spotted by a casting director, Charles Lamont, who made her sign a contract with Educational Pictures in 1932. She was casted in multiple short films by them.
Shirley Temple Career, Awards & Achievement
The fame that she got from being on the films of Educational Pictures, got her a contract with the Fox Film Corporation when she was just 6 years old. They immediately cast her in the movie Carolina. She did 8 films with Fox Film Corporation in which the biggest hit was Little Miss Marker. Her amazing talent made her the top earner in the studio. She got a special Academy Award, for “Outstanding Personality of 1934.
As child artist, Shirly was immensely popular. Her first movie as an adult was The Blue Bird in 1940, which did not do well at the box office. Later she did two other films The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer which were critically acclaimed.
After her appearance in the movie Fort Apache of 1948, she stopped getting big roles. She did appeared on small screen and did landed some very short roles in films, which proved she has lost her charm as an actor.
She knew that the film career is going nowhere so, she started concentrating on public service. In 1974, she became the ambassador of Ghana. In 1976, she became the chief of protocol of the United States and stayed in the position for one year.
Awards & Achievements
For her amazing achievements in the field of acting Shirley got many awards. She got the Kennedy Center Honours in 1998. In 2006, she was awarded Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. Her other noteworthy awards are Juvenile Academy award and National Board of Review.
Net Worth of Shirley Temple
Shirley is very good in all her skills like acting, singing, and dancing. So, she earned a good amount of fortune too. Her salary from Fort Apache was $110,000. She was also weekly paid $2,500 for Since You Went Away. Her net worth till her death was estimated around $30 million.
This actress died at the age of 85 on 10th February 2014. She died due to pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Her family mourned on her death along with her fans who liked her very much