Shirley Temple Black to receive Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award

Sep 12, 2005 by Ian Evans

The Screen Actors Guild will be honouring Shirley Temple Black at the 12th Annual SAG Awards as they present her with the Guild’s most prestigious honor — the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert said, “I can think of no one more deserving of this year’s SAG Life Achievement award than Shirley Temple Black. Her contributions to the entertainment industry are without precedent; her contributions to the world are nothing short of inspirational. She has lived the most remarkable life, as the brilliant performer the world came to know when she was just a child, to the dedicated public servant who has served her country both at home and abroad for 30 years. In everything she has done and accomplished, Shirley Temple Black has demonstrated uncommon grace, talent and determination, not to mention compassion and courage. As a child, I was thrilled to dance and sing to her films and more recently as Guild president I have been proud to work alongside her, as her friend and colleague, in service to our union. She has been an indelible influence on my life. She was my idol when I was a girl and remains my idol today.”