Charles Alden Black Jr. is the son of American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat Shirley Temple and businessman Charles Alden Black. His mother Temple served as United States ambassador to Ghana and erstwhile Czechoslovakia and worked as Chief of Protocol of the United States. She received several awards and honors including a special Juvenile Academy Award (1935) for her outstanding contribution as a juvenile performer in motion pictures, Kennedy Center Honors, and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She has been listed 18th on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest female American screen legends of classic Hollywood cinema.
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|Full Name:||Charles Alden Black Jr.|
|Stage Name:||Charles Alden Black Jr.|
|Birthday:||April 24, 1952|
|Place Of Origin:||London, U.K.|
|Marital status:||Not Known|
|Parents:||Charles Alden Black, Shirley Temple|
|Grandparents:||Gertrude Temple and George Temple.|
Charles Alden Black Jr.’s Family Background
Charles Jr. was born on April 24, 1952, in Bethesda, Maryland. Charles Jr.’s mother Temple was born on April 23, 1928, in Santa Monica, California to bank employee George Temple and homemaker Gertrude Temple. At the age of 4, she was enrolled in Meglin’s Dance School in Los Angeles in 1931 by her mother. Temple died on February 10, 2014, at the age of 85 in Woodside, California.
Charles Jr.’s father Charles Alden Black has become a businessman, before serving as an intelligence officer in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific and Korean War. His parents were married from December 16, 1950, until his father died on August 4, 2005, in Woodside, California at the age of 86.
He has an older brother Lori Black, about whom there is not much information in public space.
Charles Alden Black Jr.’s Career
Charles Jr. acted in the children’s anthology series Shirley Temple’s Storybook in 1958 which was hosted and narrated by actress Shirley Temple. Charles Jr.’s mother had a successful career as a child artist which spanned from the early 1930s to the late 1940s. She began her acting career in 1931 at the age of 3. She got international fame with Bright Eyes for which she received Juneline Academy Award. As a child artist Temple appeared as a saloon singer in Glad Rags to Riches, a parody of the She Done Him Wrong. She continued to climb the ladder of success with Curly Top and Heidi.
As her popularity started to wane she went on to begin her diplomatic career in 1969. She represented the United States at a session of the United Nations General Assembly. She published her autobiography, Child Star in 1988.
Charles Alden Black Jr.’s Family Net Worth
The actress who was a childhood fantasy for many in the 1930s and 40s had a net worth of $30 million at the time of her death in 2014. She was one of the highest-paid child artists during her time. At the age of 6 in 1933, she signed a $150-per-week contract with Fox Film Corporation for the movie Stand Up and Cheer!, which proved to be a gamechanger for her career. By the age of 14, she managed to earn $3 million. She had a house worth $5 million in Woodside, California where she lived until her death.