In a blog shared, they explained more about this famous personality and also why they selected this particular day to honour her.
The blog explains that on this day in 2015, a special exhibit “Love, Shirley Temple” was opened in Santa Monica History Museum featuring a collection of her rare memorabilia.
Shirley Temple Previous life
She was born on April 23, 1928 in Santa Monica, California, Temple started acting at an early age and even became the first child star to receive an Academy Award at the age of six. With her signature dimples, blonde ringlet curls, and strong work ethic, she captivated the whole nation. After a celebrated and successful career, she retired from the movie industry as a Hollywood icon.
Shirley Temple A Representative
It’s, however, not just her acting that she is known for. After ruling the entertainment world she gracefully transitioned into public service and devoted herself in improving the lives of others. Temple was appointed as a representative of the US to the United Nations in 1969. She also became an ambassador to Ghana and was appointed as the first female Chief of Protocol to the State Department.
She became even more famous with a radio sitcom called “Junior Miss” that aired in 1942. In this show, Temple’s character was that of a teenage girl growing up in New York City. At the age of 22, she decided to take retirement from the Hollywood industry. According to Google, after her retirement in 1958, “She narrated the eponymous “Shirley Temple’s Storybook,” a children’s television series which adapted family-friendly stories—sometimes even filmed live.”
After this, Shirley Temple moved to full-time public service and became a representative of the US to the United Nations in 1969. During her political career, she also worked as an environmentalist, representing her nation in 1972 at the UN Conference on the Human Environment. In terms of her achievements, she received an ambassadorship to Ghana and became the first female Chief of Protocol to the State Department. She was also appointed an Honorary Foreign Service Officer in 1988.