(CNN) -- Shirley Temple Black, who rose to fame as the best-known Hollywood child star of the 1930s, died late Monday night, her publicist said.
She was 85.
Temple Black, who also enjoyed a career as a diplomat, died of natural causes at her Woodside, California, home. She was surrounded by family and caregivers, a statement from Cheryl Kagan said.
She began acting at age 3 and became a massive box-office draw before turning 10, commanding a then-unheard of salary of $50,000 per movie.
Her first film of notice was in 1932 when she played in "War Babies," part of the "Baby Burlesks" series of short films.
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