Shirley Temple, the curly-haired 3-year old who cheered America through the Great Depression, has died at 85.

During her heyday in the1930s she was called "America's greatest star."  She made dozens of movies and was a star of television and radio before she was a teenager.  She was the focus of hundreds of commercial endeavors from Shirley Temple dolls, to comic books to children's clothes.  She was the first real superstar of the 1930s.

Temple later went into politics and served as the US ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslavakia.