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Jean Hersholt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jean Pierre Hersholt (12 July 1886 – 2 June 1956) was a Danish-born actor who lived in the United States, where he was a leading film and radio talent, best known for his 17 years starring on radio in Dr. Christian and for playing Shirley Temple's grandfather in Heidi. Asked how to pronounce his name, he told The Literary Digest, "In English, her'sholt; in Danish, hairs'hult." Of his total credits, 75 were silent films and 65 were sound films. He appeared in 140 films and directed four.

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Jul 12, 1886 In Copenhagen, Denmark
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Disciple 1915-10-16
Latest Project:
Movie Complicated Women 2003-05-06
Known For
Poster of 13 Washington Square
Poster of Southern Justice
Poster of The Saintly Sinner
Movie Complicated Women Himself (archive footage) 2003-05-06
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Movie Run for Cover Mr. Swenson 1955-04-29
Movie A Star Is Born World Premiere 1954-09-28
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Dancing in the Dark Jean Hersholt 1949-12-02
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Stage Door Canteen Himself 1943-06-24
Movie Melody for Three Dr. Paul Christian 1941-06-19
Movie They Meet Again Dr. Paul Christian 1941-07-11
Movie Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 2 1941-12-05
Movie Remedy for Riches Dr. Paul Christian 1940-11-29
Movie Cavalcade of the Academy Awards Himself 1940-07-31
Movie The Courageous Dr. Christian Dr. Paul Christian 1940-04-04
Movie Meet Dr. Christian Dr. Christian 1939-11-17
Movie Mr. Moto in Danger Island Mr. Sutter 1939-04-07
Movie Five of a Kind Dr. John Luke 1938-10-14
Movie I'll Give a Million Victor 1938-07-27
Movie Alexander's Ragtime Band Prof. Heinrich 1938-05-24
Movie Happy Landing Lars Ericksen 1938-01-23
Movie Seventh Heaven Father Chevillon 1937-03-25
Movie Heidi Adolph Kramer 1937-10-15
Movie Reunion Dr. John Luke 1936-11-20
Movie His Brother's Wife Professor 'Pop' Fahrenheim 1936-08-07
Movie Sins of Man Christopher Freyman 1936-06-18
Movie The Country Doctor Dr. John Luke 1936-03-12
Movie Tough Guy Dr. Mulback 1936-01-24
Movie One in a Million Heinrich Muller 1936-12-31
Movie Break of Hearts Professor Thalma 1935-05-31
Movie Murder in the Fleet Victor Hanson 1935-05-24
Movie Mark of the Vampire Baron Otto 1935-04-26
Movie The Cat and the Fiddle Professor Bertier 1934-02-16
Movie The Painted Veil Herr Koerber 1934-11-23
Movie Men in White Dr. Hochberg 1934-04-06
Movie The Fountain Baron von Leyden 1934-08-22
Movie Dinner at Eight Jo Stengel 1933-08-29
Movie Song of the Eagle Otto Hoffman 1933-04-27
Movie The Crime of the Century Dr. Emil Brandt 1933-02-18
Movie Emma Frederick 'Fred' Smith 1932-01-02
Movie The Beast of the City Samuel 'Sam' Belmonte 1932-02-13
Movie Are You Listening? George Wagner 1932-03-20
Movie Grand Hotel Senf 1932-05-25
Movie Night Court Herman the Janitor 1932-06-04
Movie New Morals For Old James Hallett 1932-06-04
Movie The Mask of Fu Manchu Von Berg 1932-11-05
Movie Flesh Mr. Herman 1932-12-08
Movie Unashamed Mr. Schmidt 1932-07-02
Movie Hearts of Humanity Sol Bloom 1932-08-31
Movie Skyscraper Souls Jake 1932-07-16
Movie The Phantom of Paris Herman 1931-09-12
Movie Transatlantic Rudolph aka Jed Kramer 1931-08-30
Movie Daybreak Herr Schnabel 1931-05-02
Movie Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) Karl Ohlin 1931-10-10
Movie The Sin of Madelon Claudet Dr. Dulac 1931-10-23
Movie Private Lives Oscar 1931-12-12
Movie Viennese Nights Herr Hofner, Elsa's Father 1930-11-25
Movie East Is West Man 1930-10-23
Movie Hell Harbor Joseph Horngold 1930-03-14
Movie Mamba August Bolte (Mamba) 1930-03-09
Movie The Case of Sergeant Grischa Posnanski 1930-02-23
Movie The Climax Luigi Golfanti 1930-01-26
Movie The Cat Creeps Dr. Patterson 1930-11-10
Movie The Younger Generation Julius Goldfish - Pa 1929-03-04
Movie 13 Washington Square 'Deacon' Pyecroft 1928-04-08
Movie The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg Dr. J├╝ttner 1928-01-30
Movie The Secret Hour Tony 1928-02-04
Movie Abie's Irish Rose Solomon Levy 1928-11-03
Movie The Battle of the Sexes William Judson 1928-10-12
Movie Jazz Mad Franz Hausmann 1928-11-18
Movie Give and Take John Bauer - Factory Owner 1928-12-23
Movie The Greater Glory Gustav Schmidt 1926-05-02
Movie Stella Dallas Ed Munn 1925-11-16
Movie Don Q Son of Zorro Don Fabrique Borusta 1925-06-15
Movie Greed Marcus 1925-01-26
Movie So Big Aug Hempel 1924-12-28
Movie Her Night of Romance Joe Diamond 1924-11-24
Movie Jazzmania Prince Otto of Como 1923-02-12
Movie Souls for Sale Himself - Celebrity Actor 1923-04-22
Movie Tess of the Storm Country Ben Letts 1922-11-12
Movie The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Prof. von Hartrott (uncredited) 1921-03-06
Movie Princess Virtue 1917-11-12
Movie '49–'17 'Gentleman Jim' Raynor 1917-10-15
Movie A Stormy Knight 1917-09-10
Movie Southern Justice 1917-05-28
Movie The Saintly Sinner 1917-02-26
Movie Black Orchids 1917-01-01
Movie The Aryan (uncredited) 1916-04-09
Movie The Disciple Mob Member 1915-10-16

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