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      Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story

      TV-PG 2001 1h 36m Biography List
      Reviews 67% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Discovered at age 3, the actress (Ashley Rose Orr) becomes a phenomenon in the 1930s and appears in teenage roles throughout the '40s. Read More Read Less

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      Michael Speier Variety Completely edgeless, ABC's Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story steers clear of investigative bio techniques and focuses instead on pie-eyed wonder, cutesy outfits and aren't-I-sweet numbers. Oct 19, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      jon c One of Hollywood's brightest and most talented child actors would leave an impression on the world The Wonderful World of Disney presents Connie Britton and Ashley Rose Orr as mother and daughter, Gertrude and the one and only, Shirley Temple Shirley was known for her curly hair but mostly her wonderful singing and tap dancing She was born during the Great Depression and recruited to be in black and white motion pictures to have people forget their troubles FOX studios and Paramount Pictures had Shirley star in dozens of movies while also combating their own bankruptcy She made an impact among many during times of financial ruin and war even meeting famous pilot Amelia Earhart and working with an African American dancer which was never done before Of course for a child actress for her age Shirley the pressure is high for all involved; what happens if people stop buying her tickets, will they get tired of her, she can't mix too much with the common crowd, maybe it's not just about the money Fear can take you to the place where you can store courage Orr gives a very convincing performance as the late Shirley Temple displaying the amount of concern and childlike innocence It's a big world for someone like her and her folks just want what's best for her Throughout the 1930s and 1940s times changed and Shirley had to as well to keep the public's appeal Once she grew out of the spotlight she lived a normal life like any other teenager but occasionally came back now and then This is a really good biopic that is touched up in spots but lead by a charming child actress Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Some of her movies where good Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/12/18 Full Review Audience Member Informative and entertaining, despite the made for cable quality. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member I loved Shirley Temple when I was little, she looked just like me and as was fascinated, then as I got older I realized how cute and funny she was. Love her! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member This is actually pretty awesome! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member The story of the sweet child star! Even though the little actor playing the roll of Shirley didn't look like her, she sang, danced and did personify her and did a good job. Some of the other acting in this movie left a lot to be desired. It was interesting but just an ok movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Discovered at age 3, the actress (Ashley Rose Orr) becomes a phenomenon in the 1930s and appears in teenage roles throughout the '40s.
      Director
      Nadia Tass
      Producer
      Paula Hart, Melissa Joan Hart
      Screenwriter
      Joe Wiesenfeld
      Production Co
      Miramax
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jun 5, 2005
      Runtime
      1h 36m