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Patty Duke remembers Shirley Temple, opens up about pressure for child stars

Patty Duke ruled the 1960s, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at 16 for The Miracle Worker and later starring in her eponymous sitcom. Starting her career at just 7, Duke has unique insight into the life of a child star, and the specific challenges they face as they grow up in the public eye. Duke opened up about those struggles in her memoir, Call Me Anna, which showed how she overcame her own difficult obstacles.

With the sad news that perhaps the most famous child star of all time, Shirley Temple, passed away Monday night, EW spoke with Duke to discuss Temple’s influence on her, her own on-set experiences, and why she thinks so many child stars struggle once they hit adulthood. Note: Twitter isn’t helping. READ FULL STORY

ESSAY: Melissa Joan Hart remembers Shirley Temple

With the sad news that Shirley Temple passed away yesterday, tributes have been rolling in for the beloved star. Melissa Joan Hart even Instagrammed the above photo of herself with Temple. But both being child stars isn’t their only connection — Hart produced the 2001 ABC television movie Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story based on Temple’s autobiography.

Below, in her own words, Hart remembers her meeting with the legend and what she’s learned from her idol.

Happy Landings on a Chocolate Bar — Goodbye Shirley by Melissa Joan Hart READ FULL STORY

Shirley Temple: Look back at iconic film clips -- VIDEO

The sad news that Shirley Temple Black passed away Monday at the age of 85 likely had many fans reminiscing about her iconic work…and perhaps beginning to hum “On the Good Ship Lollipop” while sipping on her eponymous drink.

Though she retired from acting at the age of 22, her career featured many memorable performances — usually complete with a song-and-dance routine. Watch some of her most famous scenes below. (Note: Some of these videos have been colorized.) READ FULL STORY

Celebrities pay tribute to Shirley Temple

Early-rising stars — including Whoopi Goldberg, James Franco, and Olivia Munn — have already begun to pay tribute to the late Shirley Temple Black, who died Monday at the age of 85. Expect more tributes to pour in as the day goes on; in the meantime, here’s who’s remembering America’s sweetheart so far:


Watch Shirley Temple retrospective -- VIDEO

With the news that Shirley Temple Black passed away at the age of 85, EW looked back on the career of the most famous child star of all time.

Watch below: READ FULL STORY

Ashley Judd considering a Senate run? Here are 10 other actors who turned to politics

Kentucky native and avid Wildcats fan Ashley Judd is considering a Senate bid in her home state, Politico reports.

The De-Lovely actress, who actually resides on a farm in Tennessee, has been devoting more and more time to political activism in the last few years, even completing a master’s degree at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2010. More recently, she’s discussed her political ambitions with Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and started conducting campaign research. READ FULL STORY

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