Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy Birthday to America's Little Princess!

Shirley Temple was born on April 23, 1928 and has captured the hearts of many since she first appeared in front of the camera, at the age of 4. TCM will celebrate Shirley's Birthday today with a Movie Marathon... starting with the legendary classic "The Little Princess" in Color! (see movies listed below!)

People everywhere have watched these classic and beloved Shirley Temple Movies: The Little Princess, Curly Top, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Heidi, and so many more...

We Salute you Shirley Temple Black - for the Joy you brought America, during the Depression Years and for serving your country, under President Ronald Reagan, as an Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

Generation after Generation of children have grown up singing her songs: "On the Good Ship Lollipop", "I'm Gettin Nuttin for Christmas", "Animal Crackers in My Soup", and so on...

On Shirley Temple Black's 85th Birthday, we wish to send her Joyful Birthday Greetings, God's Blessings, and Well Wishes for a very Happy Birthday and a Wonderful Year...

"Oh my Goodness!!!"

April 23, 2013 Tuesday
TCM "Shirley Temple" Movie Marathon:

(details via: TCM.com)

6:00 AM Little Princess, The (1939)

When her father is reported dead in war, his daughter fights harsh conditions at her boarding school.

Dir: Walter Lang Cast: Shirley Temple , Richard Greene , Anita Louise .

C-93 mins, TV-G, CC,

7:45 AM Kathleen (1941)

A neglected daughter tries to find the right wife for her widowed father.

Dir: Harold S. Bucquet Cast: Shirley Temple , Herbert Marshall , Laraine Day .

BW-88 mins, TV-G,

9:15 AM Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, The (1947)

A teenage girl's crush on a playboy spells trouble, particularly when he falls for her older sister.

Dir: Irving Reis Cast: Cary Grant , Myrna Loy , Shirley Temple .

BW-95 mins, TV-G, CC,

11:00 AM Honeymoon (1947)

A teen bride eloping to Mexico suddenly falls for an older man.

Dir: William Keighley Cast: Shirley Temple , Franchot Tone , Guy Madison .

BW-74 mins, TV-G, CC,

12:15 PM That Hagen Girl (1947)

A small-town teenager thinks a lawyer is her illegitimate dad.

Dir: Peter Godfrey Cast: Ronald Reagan , Shirley Temple , Rory Calhoun .

BW-83 mins, TV-G, CC,

Please Don't Pout - there's More....

1:45 PM Fort Apache (1948)

An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.

Dir: John Ford Cast: John Wayne , Henry Fonda , Shirley Temple .

BW-128 mins, TV-PG, CC,

4:00 PM Adventure in Baltimore (1949)

A turn-of-the-century socialite joins the women's suffrage movement.

Dir: Richard Wallace Cast: Robert Young , Shirley Temple , John Agar .

BW-89 mins, TV-G,

5:30 PM Story Of Seabiscuit, The (1949)

Fictionalized account of the legendary racehorse's training and triumphs.

Dir: David Butler Cast: Shirley Temple , Barry Fitzgerald , Lon McCallister .

C-93 mins, TV-G, CC,

Enjoy the Shirley Temple Marathon on TCM!

Happy Birthday Shirley!

*Click Here for Shirley Temple Movies on DVD!


  1. I grew up with Shirley Temple and later introduced my daughter to her...I've often wondered if she was still alive...Happy Birthday to an American princess! Thank you for all the wonderful, wholesome movies...

    Joyce from Florida

    1. That is so sweet, Joyce. Every generation adores Shirley! I remember singing her songs on records when I was a little girl. She brings wonderful memories for us all.

      Thank you for sharing your memories, and for your kind words on the site - I am so glad you enjoy it! :)


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