Then a short film was played, chronicling the life of now 77-year-old Mrs. Shirley Jane Temple Black: her screen deubt in the "Baby Burlesks" films when she was only three-years-old, to her breakthrough role in "Stand Up and Cheer," her tap dances with Hollywood legends (including Bojangles Robinson, Buddy Ebsen, Alice Faye, Jack Haley, and others), her films as a teenager and young adult, her life as a wife and mother, and her later political career (she served on the United Nations and was the US ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.
Jamie Lee Curtis presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Shirley and said that when she was a little girl, she knew that movies were fake since her own parents were actors, but she always believed that Shirley Temple's movie were real. "Since children are innocent until proven guilty, I believed she WAS the Little Princess, I believed she WAS Heidi!" Afterwards, Shirley took the stage while they played slow version of her hit song "On the Good Ship Lollipop." In her short but sweet acceptance speech, she said that she was out-of-breath from excitement and gave this advice to anyone who wanted to get their own Lifetime Achievement Award: "Start early!" She said that she had been excited to be an actress since she was only three-years-old and didn't even know what an actress was. She thanked everyone there, and she looked wonderful.