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Shirley Temple Black’s early childhood home sells in Santa Monica

Shirley Temple Black’s early childhood home sells
The Santa Monica home was once occupied by a very young Shirley Temple, who was destined for stardom.

Shirley Temple Black’s early childhood home in Santa Monica sold for its asking price of $2.489 million in less than two weeks of coming on the market.

The Spanish style-house, built in 1926, features vaulted wood beam ceilings, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,966 square feet of living space. The yard is planted with apricot, apple and plum trees.

Black, 85, starred in such hit films as “Bright Eyes,” “Curly Top” and “Heidi” during the 1930s and won an honorary Juvenile Academy Award. She won over generations of moviegoers with her singing, dancing and dimpled mannerisms.  

The property previously sold in 2011 for $1.85 million, public records show.


Shen Schulz of Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent. Jack Bitton of Keller Williams Realty’s Brentwood office represented the buyer.


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