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Shirley Temple Black to receive lifetime award

Screen Actors Guild plans honor for the ‘Good Ship Lollipop’ actress
/ Source: The Associated Press

Shirley Temple Black, the curly haired moppet who sang “The Good Ship Lollipop” in the 1934 film “Bright Eyes,” will be honored by the Screen Actors Guild with its Life Achievement Award.

Black, 77, will receive the award during the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 29. The Life Achievement Award is presented annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession.”

Black has also been U.S. ambassador to Ghana and the former Czechoslovakia.

“She has lived the most remarkable life, as the brilliant performer the world came to know when she was just a child, to the dedicated public servant who has served her country both at home and abroad for 30 years,” SAG President Melissa Gilbert said in a statement Monday.