"Little Miss Marker," "The Littlest Rebel," "Curly Top," "The Little Colonel" and "Captain January" are the names of some Shirley Temple movies. In addition to appearing in over 40 full-length films, Shirley Temple also acted in several shorts, including "Pardon My Pups," "Dora's Dunking Donuts," "Merrily Yours," "The Pie-Covered Wagon" and "War Babies."Continue Reading
Shirley Temple worked as a child with a wide range of actors, dancers and singers. Her most recognizable pairing was with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, whom she danced with in "The Littlest Rebel," "The Little Colonel," "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" and "Just Around the Corner." Other dance partners included Buddy Ebsen and Jack Haley, both of whom also appeared in "The Wizard of Oz." She worked with Western star Randolph Scott in "To the Last Man," "Susannah of the Mounties" and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm."
She often played an orphan or a child whose family is in jeopardy, in some cases interceding with heads of state on their behalf. In "The Little Princess," she enlists Queen Victoria to help search for and save her father, who has been wounded in the Boer war. In "The Littlest Rebel," she pleads with Abraham Lincoln to save her father, who is awaiting execution as a spy. In "Wee Willie Winkie," she negotiates a truce between a rebel leader and her grandfather in Northern India.Learn more about Art & Literature