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JGW50 met Ambassador Black again in the 1990s at her residence in Prague when he traveled there as part of a U.S. delegation. "She was extremely charming, a true diplomat, and obviously very comfortable meeting people and putting them at their ease," he said. "She pointed out her mini-Oscar, sitting on a shelf in the living room, without affectation and said she took it everywhere with her."
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Thirty-five years later, I visited Prague as part of a US delegation and there was Shirley Temple Black again representing the United States as ambassador to the new democracy of Czechoslovakia. Sitting on the shelf of her residence was the mini-Oscar awarded to her as the youngest child star ever honored -- marking her emergence as a star in the 1930s as she continued on the world stage into the 1990s. Attached are pictures of her with Czech President Vaclav Havel, and my visitor's photo with the Ambassador.
She was an amazing person, with an amazing talent, and certainly made the most of it.