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Shirley Temple in a scene from the movie “Stand Up and Cheer” (1934). Photo courtesy of Fox Film Corporation.

HOW SHIRLEY TEMPLE HELPED AMERICA THROUGH THE GREAT DEPRESSION | Mar 16

With her show-stopping talent and bouncy blond curls, Shirley Temple brought optimism and hope to Americans during the Great Depression. The cheerful child actor, one of the most famous movie stars of the 20th century, helped the nation through the 1930s.