How tall was Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple's Height

5ft 2 (157.5 cm)

American actress best remembered for films such as A Little Princess, Curly Top, Heidi and The Blue Bird. In the 1946 Port Arthur News, age 18 she said about her height: "I'm only 5ft 2, but I'm glad I'm small - I can work with anyone, tall or short". On another occasion, in The Pioneer (14th Apr 1975) she said "I'm only 5-2½"

ShirleyTemple in 1944

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Average Guess (2 Votes)
5ft 2in (157.5cm)
Mike said on 25/Sep/17
I hope you are well and enjoy your information. It often appears to be quite accurate. I think Arthur Treacher was an actor associated with Shirley Temple and would be an excellent addition to your database. He seemed very tall (e.g., 6' 4").
I would like to see your estimate.
Editor Rob
well I am replying 3 days late to this, but I had a look and saw Treacher being described from 6ft 3 to 5, he looked nowhere near 6ft 5 though!
Arch Stanton said on 9/May/14
Seems about right peak. Cute as a button!
bill said on 29/Jul/12
she was 5ft2 at peak and 5ft and a haf inch now
mark said on 31/May/11
I was in San Francisco a few years back and in the Fairmont Hotel when I saw her leave a meeting of the Commonwealth Club walking arm-in-arm with another icon - none other than Walter Cronkite himself! She was wearing pumps about 1- 1.5 inch heels and she was about up to his neck. I noticed that Mr. Cronkite was not very tall himself - maybe 5'7", so I think she may be 5'2" IN HEELS. She might be shorter than that.

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