Shirley Temple Black, one of Hollywood's most famous child actresses, has died at the age of 85.
Here in the islands, we celebrate her short visits with us and her connections to the people of Hawaii.
She was America's sweetheart. Shirley Temple was an instant start at the age of three in 1931.
The perky little girl with cute curls and adorable dimples was just what people needed to lift their spirits during the Great Depression.
Decades later, when she was among entertainers given Kennedy Center honors, President Bill Clinton said, "She was 7 years old when President Roosevelt asked to meet her, to thank her for the smiling face that helped America through the Great Depression."
Born in Santa Monica, Calif. on April 23, 1928, her mother claimed her first words were the lyrics to a song.
She traveled the world singing and dancing. One of the regular stops was the Hawaiian Islands.
A photo was taken of her with the Ambassador of Aloha and grandfather of surfing Duke Kahanamoku in 1937. They were said to be great friends regularly visiting the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. And it seemed her fame didn't stop her from interacting with the people of Hawaii.
She was so famous, they named a drink after her. The Shirley Temple is ginger ale, a splash of grenadine and topped with a cherry.
It's perhaps the most iconic non-alcoholic drink for kids and it's believed it was created at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel because Shirley liked pink.
Her connections to Hawaii extend to her second marriage. Published reports say in 1950, she met her second husband Charles Black in Hawaii.
At the time, he was the assistant to the president of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company. They had two children.
But, it's pint-sized Shirley who stole our hearts, who still graces the walls of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and whose voice will always put a smile on our faces.