Sunday, July 26, 2009

Shirley Temple


Shirley Jane Temple (born April 23, 1928), known for most of her adult life by her married name, Shirley Temple Black, is an actress, singer, and tap dancer, who is best known for being an iconic American child actress of the 1930s. After her film achievements she began a notable career as a diplomat.

Temple rose to fame at the age of six in Bright Eyes in 1934, and subsequently starred in a series of films which won her positive critical acclaim and saw her become the top grossing star at the American box-office during the height of the Great Depression. In later life she became a politician and a diplomat representing the United States, including appointments as U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, but she is currently retired from public life.

In 1935, Shirley Temple received a special miniature Academy Award Oscar "in grateful recognition of her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment during the year 1934." She also received Kennedy Center Honors in 1998, and was presented with a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2006.

Source: Wikipedia

4 comments:

Indiana Kreidlers said...

Could you sometime show your process as you make a sketch of a face? I'd enjoy seeing how your sketches develop.

Donna O said...

Great job! I have always loved Shirley Temple. She is quite an accomplished lady! Thanks for all the background info on her.

Aarti Harish said...

Brilliant...as always...!!!

Quilt Knit said...

How did you manage this? Shirley, was a very small child and very young looking. You have Her, in between. Wonderful drawing, Beautifully done. But the eyes are not those of Bright Eyes. They stare back at you as an experienced woman.
One who has encountered life. You should have put in the biography: Cancer Survivor: To read more on Shirley: http://www.shirleytemplefans.com/hist/hist.htm
Just love your Portraits.