Newcomer Ashley Rose Orr stars in this made for television biopic as Shirley Temple, one the biggest film stars of the 1930s whose fame came as a toddler and ended during her pre teen years. Based on her autobiography of the same name, CHILD STAR is the story of her rise to fame during the worst days of the Great Depression, and her inevitable fall from favor as she got older, leading Shirley to return to life of a normal child. Featuring a fine and endearing performance from Ms. Orr, CHILD STAR is a entertaining and satisfying look at the life of a young actress who was much more than a child star.
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Disney's Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story
As America struggled through the Great Depression in the 1930s, a little girl with big dimples and indescribable charm danced her way into the hearts of moviegoers around the world. Based on the true story of child star Shirley Temple, portrayed by look-alike Ashley Rose Orr (Broadway's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN), this delightful film follows Shirley's early career, starting with her discovery by a studio executive at age four. Adored by the public almost overnight, Shirley quickly became Hollywood's top box office draw. But as her fame grew to legendary status, Shirley's parents, George and Gertrude Temple (Connie Britton TV's SPIN CITY), struggled to protect her from overzealous fans, Hollywood exploitation and, eventually, the end of her studio contract and the threat of financial ruin. Filled with famous song-and-dance routines, wonderfully recreated and expertly performed, CHILD STAR: THE SHIRLEY TEMPLE STORY, is pure joy for families and fans worldwide!