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Shirley Temple's Hollywood Walk of Fame star in storage; flowers to be placed elsewhere

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2006 file photo, Shirley Temple Black accepts the Screen Actors Guild Awards life achievement award at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles. Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2006 file photo, Shirley Temple Black accepts the Screen Actors Guild Awards life achievement award at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles. Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The timing of Shirley Temple's death has forced a change in the tradition of placing flowers at a Hollywood Walk of Fame star when an honoree dies.

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Ana Martinez says Temple's star is in storage while repairs are being made to the Vine Street location where it would normally be embedded in the sidewalk.

Instead, the chamber will place flowers Tuesday morning on the centre divider of Hollywood Boulevard at La Brea Avenue, which is considered a gateway to the Walk of Fame.

As a child star, Temple was America's top box-office draw from 1935 to 1938 and she was inducted into the Walk of Fame on Feb. 8, 1960.

Temple died Monday night at her home near San Francisco at age 85.

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