updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 02/11/2014 AT 8:10 AM ET
As the nation remembers “America’s Darling” Shirley Temple, several things come to mind. Ringlets. Dimples. That smile. And “On the Good Ship Lollipop,” which, with the news of Temple’s death, becomes a bittersweet melody.
The number, like its star, became an iconic fixture of American pop culture, and over the years the song has been referenced on The Brady Bunch, Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Simpsons – as well as name-checked in A Tribe Called Quest’s song “What?” from The Low End Theory.
Such was Shirley’s enduring influence.
Like us on Facebook for more stories like this!