Reflecting on the great Shirley Temple's passing, note how she and Miley Cyrus are antithetical.
Cyrus began promisingly in "Hannah Montana" but has since nosedived as a role model for young girls.
By contrast, Shirley began dubiously in tasteless "Baby Burlesks" shorts but after that she never stopped excelling, including hurdling the color barrier in her films with "Bojangles" Robinson whom she later called her idol.
Beating breast cancer, Shirley became a mastectomy-awareness trailblazer. Surviving an abusive (first) marriage, she inspired women with similar stories to share. And not to forget her shining political career.
To mark Women’s History Month, a celebration of Shirley’s life will be held on Saturday, March 29th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Newman Center (90 Broad St, across from SUNY Plattsburgh's Myers Fine Arts bldg). Free and open to everyone, "Shirley T.: Portrait of the definitive Anti-Miley" will be an all-16mm, all-celluloid event starring her classic 1937 feature, “Heidi.” For more info, contact email@example.com.