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Shirley Temple tribute to air on TCM

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Turner Classic Movies will air a tribute to the late Hollywood legend Shirley Temple.

Temple passed away at the age of 85 from natural causes at her home in Woodside, California earlier this week.

Shirley Temple in Wee Willie Winkle (1937)

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Shirley Temple in Wee Willie Winkle


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TCM has since confirmed that it will air eight of her classic films on Sunday, March 9.

The movie marathon will include Heidi, Stowaway, Bright Eyes, The Little Princess, I'll Be Seeing You, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer, A Kiss For Corliss and That Hagen Girl.

TCM presenter Robert Osborne referred to Temple as an icon of the film industry in a statement announcing the tribute.

Shirley Temple at the Kennedy Center Honours presentation

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Shirley Temple at the Kennedy Centre Honours presentation


Osborne commented: "Shirley Temple was a good friend and an extraordinary human being who, after being the most famous person in the world at age 6 and Hollywood's pint-sized Queen at age 7, grew up to be such a lovely, civic-minded citizen, wife and mother, as well as the U.S. Ambassador to two countries.

"There will never be another one like her."

Temple's family released a statement announcing her passing on Monday (February 10), saying: "She was surrounded by her family and caregivers.

"We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and... our beloved mother, grandmother [and] great-grandmother."

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