Summary: child actress and diplomat best known as the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed, and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers and was America's top box-office draw from 1935 to 1938 in a record no other child star has come near as a talented and ultra-adorable entertainer, but who later raised a family and became active in politics holding several diplomatic posts in Republican administrations, including ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the historic collapse of communism in 1989.
Cause of Death: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Born: April 23, 1928
Died: February 10, 2014
Location: Woodside, California