"Time is money. It's work, not play, and you learn to be obedient or something bad happens to you."
Shirley Temple made $3.21 million in Depression-era dollars (that would amount to about $45 million if she earned it in 2014). By the time she reached 18, her father had spent all but $44,000 of it. Surprisingly, a court-ordered trust had actually been put in place to protect the child star's earnings in a time when little thought was given to such things, but somehow no one did anything when her father failed to make the required payments to it.
The "Shirley Temple Act," passed in 1938, refers to a federal law that excludes child actors from normal labor regulations. It has never been overturned.