Never Watched Her Movies
Apparently, he never even saw a single movie starring Shirley Temple, but that didn’t mean he didn’t fall completely head over heels in love with her. Together, they had two kids and stayed married for almost 55 years until Charles’ death.
Fighting The Stigma
Shirley Temple underwent a mastectomy in 1972 because of her breast cancer. At a time when speaking about personal health in the public was taboo, she held a news conference from her hospital bed post-surgery. Temple helped fight the stigma surrounding breast cancer and inspired many women to openly speak about their symptoms.