Shirley Temple & Charles Black

Shirley Temple and Charles Black
1950 - 2005

Shirley Temple and Charles Black  


Shirley Temple and Charles Black were married for 54 years before Charles Black died, leaving behind his partner and 2 children.

They had 2 children, Charles Jr. Alden (66) and Lori Alden (64).


American Actress Shirley Temple was born Shirley Jane Temple on 23rd April, 1928 in Santa Monica, California and passed away on 10th Feb 2014 Woodside, California, USA aged 85. She is most remembered for Hedi, The Little Princess, Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

American Business Professional Charles Black was born Charles Alden Black on 6th March, 1919 in Oakland, California and passed away on 4th Aug 2005 Woodside, California aged 86. He is most remembered for Marriage To Shirley Temple. His zodiac sign is Pisces.


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Relationship Statistics

Married16th Dec 1950 - 4th Aug 2005 54 years, 8 months
Total Mar 1950 - 4th Aug 2005 55 years, 5 months

(December 16, 1950 - August 4, 2005) (his death) (2 children)
Temple fell in love a second time just months after the divorce, when she met pineapple executive Charles Black while on a vacation to Hawaii. She was especially charmed when he admitted having never seen any of her films. Temple called an old friend, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and asked him to check into Black`s background. Shortly thereafter, she became Shirley Temple Black.
Has three children: Linda Susan Agar, whom Charles Black later adopted, (b. January 30, 1948), Charles Alden Black Jr. "Charlie" (born in Bethesda, Maryland, April 24, 1952) and Lori Alden Black (b. April 9, 1954). Both daughters were born in Santa Monica, California, at the same hospital, not to mention delivered by the same doctor, as Shirley had been years before.
In January 1950, Temple had met Charles Alden Black, a WWII United States Navy intelligence officer who was awarded the Silver Star and Assistant to the President of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company. Conservative and patrician, he was the son of James B. Black, the president and later chairman of Pacific Gas and Electric, and reputedly one of the richest young men in California. Temple and Black were married in his parents' Del Monte, California home on December 16, 1950, before a small assembly of family and friends.
The family relocated to Washington, D.C. when Black was recalled to the Navy at the outbreak of the Korean War. Temple gave birth to their son, Charles Alden Black, Jr., in Washington, D.C. on April 28, 1952. Following the war's end and Black's discharge from the Navy, the family returned to California in May 1953. Black managed television station KABC-TV in Los Angeles, and Temple became a homemaker. Their daughter Lori was born on April 9, 1954.[24] In September 1954, Black became director of business operations for the Stanford Research Institute and the family moved to Atherton, California. The couple remained married for 54 years until his death on August 4, 2005, at home in Woodside of complications from a bone marrow disease,

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Relationship Timeline

August, 2005 - Breakup

9th April, 1954 - Child

28th April, 1952 - Child

16th December, 1950 - Marriage

(December 16, 1950 - August 4, 2005) (his death) (2 children)

March, 1950 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Shirley Temple
Charles Black
Shirley Temple
Charles Black
Age (at start of relationship)
Hair Color
Brown - Light
Eye Color
Brown - Light


Charles Jr. AldenMale28th April, 195266 years old
Lori AldenFemale9th April, 195464 years old


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GillianAug 17, 2011

Just to say I think Shirley Temple is gr8 and all her films to, enjoyed them all, as my Mother did to, who now is 86 years old.

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