Former US ambassador to Czechoslovakia Shirley Temple Black dies at 85

Shirley Temple Black, a former child star who became US ambassador to Czechoslovakia, has died at the age of 85. The diplomat was appointed by President George Bush senior in 1989 and held the post during that year’s Velvet Revolution. She remained in Prague until 1993, by which time Czechoslovakia had split. Temple Black is credited with helping create strong Czechoslovak-US ties in a period of transition.

Author: Ian Willoughby