The Wonderful World of Disney (1997)

Season 4 Episode 13

Shirley Temple Story

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM May 13, 2001 on ABC
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Shirley Temple Story
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As America struggled through the Great Depression in the 1930s, a little girl with big dimples and indescribable charm danced her way into the hearts of moviegoers around the world. Based on the true story of child star Shirley Temple, portrayed by look-alike Ashley Rose Orr (Broadway's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN), this delightful film follows Shirley's early career, starting with her discovery by a studio executive at age four. Adored by the public almost overnight, Shirley quickly became Hollywood's top box office draw. But as her fame grew to legendary status, Shirley's parents, George and Gertrude Temple (Connie Britton TV's SPIN CITY), struggled to protect her from overzealous fans, Hollywood exploitation and, eventually, the end of her studio contract and the threat of financial ruin. Filled with famous song-and-dance routines, wonderfully recreated and expertly performed, CHILD STAR: THE SHIRLEY TEMPLE STORY, is pure joy for families and fans worldwide!moreless

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    Emily Hart

    Emily Hart

    Shirley Temple

    Guest Star

    Ashley Rose Orr

    Ashley Rose Orr

    Shirley Temple

    Guest Star

    Samantha Hart

    Samantha Hart

    Shirley Temple, age 3

    Guest Star

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Ashley Rose Orr played Shirley from ages 4 to 12 in the film.

      • Shirley: People will still go to my movies, even if they didn't like this one, won't they?
        Mrs. Temple: Just because the critics didn't like it doesn't mean the audience won't. And you know it's never been about your movies. It's always been about you.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Shirley: How come my Oscar is smaller than everyone else's?
        Mrs. Temple: They made it special just for you. You made more movies than anyone else last year.
        Shirley: Then shouldn't my Oscar be the biggest one?

      • Shirley: (at age 16, after getting her first adult role all on her own) What's the matter, Mom?
        Mrs. Temple: You don't need us anymore.
        Shirley: I do need you. I need you to love me, just like you always have. I'm never going to stop needing that, Mom--not ever.

      • Shirley: (filming a scene for "The Little Colonel") "Teached" isn't right, is it?
        Lionel Barrymore: No. "Taught" is correct.
        Shirley: Taught, then. What was her name?
        Lionel Barrymore: (long pause, calls out to director) Line!
        Shirley: (whispers to him) "Her name was Amintus."
        Lionel Barrymore: I've been in this business 30 years! Maybe you'd like to play both parts. (storms off)

    • NOTES (1)

      • 3-year-old Shirley and 16-year-old Shirley were portrayed by famous actress Melissa Joan Hart's two younger sisters: Samantha Hart at age 3, and Emily Hart at age 16.

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