Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story (television)

Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story (television) Two-hour television movie airing on The Wonderful World of Disney on May 13, 2001. At the height of America’s Depression, the number-one movie star was Shirley Temple, a six-year-old with ringlet curls and dimples who tap-danced, sang, and captivated the entire nation. She exemplified the genuine Hollywood star, complete with bodyguard, dolls and other merchandise in her image, and cemented handprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Directed by Nadia Tass. Stars Ashley Rose Orr (Shirley Temple), Emily Anne Hart (teen Shirley), Connie Britton (Gertrude Temple), Colin Friels (George Temple), Hinton Battle (Bill “Bojangles” Robinson). Based on Shirley Temple Black’s autobiography, Child Star; she served as a consultant on this film. Filmed on location in Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Released on video in 2001.