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Film Career: Baby Take a Bow (1934); Little Miss Marker (1934); Bright Eyes (1934)
On December 28, 1934, Bright Eyes was released. The movie was the first feature film crafted specifically for the girl's talents and the first where her name appeared eponymously over the title. Her signature song, "On the Good Ship Lollipop", was introduced in the film and sold 500,000 sheet-music copies. In February 1935, Shirley Temple became the first child star to be honored with a miniature Juvenile Oscar for her film accomplishments, and she added her footprints and handprints to the forecourt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre a month later. The film also starred: James Dunn, Lois Wilson, Judith Allen, Charles Sellon, Theodor von Eltz, Dorothy Christy, Jane Withers, Brandon Hurst, Jane Darwell, Walter Johnson, George Irving, Terry the dog.
During the 1960s, she became active as a Republican in the political arena and ran an unsuccessful campaign for election to the United States Congress. She was appointed by President Richard M. Nixon to represent the United States at the United Nations and from 1974 until 1976, she served as United States Ambassador to Ghana. From 1989 until 1992, she served as United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia.
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