Elizabeth Anne VanderPutten - Star Gazing with Jean

Actress Shirley Temple Black - Awardee
1999 Kennedy Center Honors

Shirley Temple Black, child film star-turned -diplomat, won an Academy Award in 1935 and went on to worked for the United Nations and State Department under four presidents.

She finished her diplomatic career in 1992 after last serving as U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia, the birthplace of a Kennedy Center Honors guest, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

On June 15, 1999 the American Film Institute named Shiley Temple as one of this century's greatest American screen legends.


Photo by Jean Pollack