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    appreciation | ty burr

    Much to applaud in Shirley Temple, then and now

    Beloved child star of ’30s dead at 85

    Shirley Temple was America’s top box-office draw from 1935 to 1938, a record no other child star has come near. She died at home Monday night at the age of 85. Below are some of the songs that first enchanted audiences in the 1930s.

    "On the Good Ship Lollipop"

    "Be Optimistic"

    "Come and get your happiness"

    "Animal crackers in my soup"

    "Swing me an Old Fashioned Song"

    "Little Miss Broadway"