Bergen County, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/12/2014 -- Another American icon has passed away. Former child star Shirley Temple Black passed away late Monday at the age of 85. Temple is noted as one of the most popular child starts in Hollywood history. Film fan Anthony Amado remembers watching Shirley Temple classics such as “The Littlest Rebel” and “Curly Top” as a young child.
Temple started acting at the age of 3 and was a box-office hit by the age of 10, bringing in a salary of $50,000 per movie, which was not common then. Temple often beat out Clark Gable and Bing Crosby with box-office numbers. Temple retired from filmmaking at the age of 22 and married Charles Black.
Temple entered the spotlight again later on as a foreign diplomat. Temple served in the U.S. delegation to the United Nations from 1969 to 1974 was U.S. ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976, and U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992. Anthony Amado remembers fondly the actress and the cultural icon that the star became and will remain.
About Anthony Amado
Anthony Amado was born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey. Coming from a large loving family, Anthony has developed a strong sense of determination and compassion for others. Growing up Anthony was in involved in church activities and an elite traveling soccer team. Traveling with the team required teamwork and dedication. It also allowed Anthony the chance to travel abroad and learn about new cultures and people at a young age.
Anthony attended college at Montclair State University, in Montclair, New Jersey. While in college Anthony continued to play colligate soccer. It was in college where Anthony’s strong interest in business and marketing started to grow. Anthony joined an international business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPSI) in college. The organization elected Anthony to the position of pledge class president. Alpha Kappa Psi was founded on the principles of educating its members and the public to appreciate and demand higher.
In the professional world, Anthony joined a growing company and has continued to help it grow. To get the business where it is at today, Anthony had to work three jobs at times to make it happen. The hard work and dedication that Anthony developed at a young age has carried through today.