Shirley Temple Exercised Surprising Political Star Power, Too

Shirley Temple died Monday night in California, reviving vivid memories of a performer so beloved she was bestowed with an honorary Oscar at the age of only 6.

But overshadowing her iconic screen moments were some of her off-camera achievements – as diplomat and political activist.

Her role in life began when, as a child star, Temple emerged as an unexpected symbol of hope for a nation in despair.

Gerald Ford, the 38th President, Dies at 93

Gerald R. Ford, who at 93 was America’s oldest living President, has died.

In a statement released by his wife Betty, no cause, place or time of death was named. Ford had been in and out of the hospital the past several months, and was most recently treated for pneumonia.