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Postal Service dedicates Shirley Temple stamp

Shirley Temple
Susan Black Falaschi, Shirley Temple’s daughter, is shown at the stamp dedication ceremony in Los Angeles.

Famed actress and diplomat Shirley Temple became the 20th inductee in the Postal Service’s Legends of Hollywood stamp series April 18.

“This stamp serves as a lasting tribute to her legacy as a world-renowned actress and for her distinguished career in public service and international affairs,” said PMG Megan J. Brennan, who dedicated the stamp at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Temple charmed a generation of Depression-era moviegoers and later served in several diplomatic posts through the early 1990s.

“We are so pleased at this … tribute to her extraordinary legacy and her almost magical life story, born of a genuine and optimistic personality, a strong work ethic and a heartfelt concern for the public good,” said Charles Black Jr., Temple’s son.

Other ceremony participants included USPS Board of Governors Chairman James H. Bilbray; Pavol Šepel’ák, counsel general of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles; Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; and Norman Eisen, formerly ambassador to the Czech Republic.

The stamp image is based on the 1935 movie “Curly Top,” one of Temple’s iconic films.

The stamps are available at Post Offices and

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