Clearly, Bill Robinson, or better known as Bojangles, and Shirley Temple had an electric on-screen chemistry! There was no denying that when fans watched their films like, The Littlest Rebel and The Little Colonel. In fact, it was this chemistry that led to what it considered the first ever time a white actress affectionately held the hand of a black man in a movie. Pretty wild! We’ve come a long way and we have Shirley Temple and Bojangles to thank for contributing to our progress.
Marriage To Charles Alden Black
When Shirley Temple was 21 years old she began dating Charles Alden Black. Actually, the two only dated for two weeks before they got engaged. Black was 30 at the time and worked for a company called the Hawaiian Pineapple Company.