Our parents grew up with her.
From the UK Mail:
Shirley Temple, America's little darling, has passed away peacefully at her home in California at the age of 85.
The actress and singer died of natural causes at her home in Woodside, California, on Monday around 11pm, surrounded by her family and caregivers.
'We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife for 55 years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black,' her family said in a statement.
She was an adorable child and a beautiful woman. Her age, her culture ended years ago, and the things held dear by another generation have just about lost all meaning for today's youth. Her death perhaps really heralds an end of innocence for America.