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Do the comparison...Shirley more important than Phillip

by Jim McKinney

The recent passing of two notable actors has me shaking my head a little...the publicity generated over Phillip Seymour Hoffman's death was amazing...he was an excellent performer...I enjoyed almost every role he played...and his death via a drug overdose was indeed sad...but I have to say that the death of Shirley Temple Black is much more notable...Black's body of work had more of an impact on America as a whole, coming during a time when people looked for something...anything...to take their minds off the effects of a crippling Depression...I think it's important to understand that this isn't an attempt to belittle Hoffman's body of work because of the way that he died...what it is, is a chance to understand and appreciate the life of an actor who did things right...RIP Shirley Temple Black...you did it right...