Jean Hersholt Actor

Jean Hersholt is a 69 years old actor from Denmark from Copenhagen, Capital Region. Jean Hersholt was born on July 12, 1886 (died on June 02, 1956, he was 69 years old) in Copenhagen, Capital Region as Jean Pierre Hersholt. His nickname was Hersholt Jean Pierre.

Jean Hersholt



Jean Pierre Hersholt 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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His real name:
Birth name of Jean Hersholt is Jean Pierre Hersholt
Is Jean Hersholt still alive?

No, he died on 06/02/1956, 66 years ago. He was 69 years old when he died. Cause of death: cancer. He died in Hollywood and buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park .


Jean Hersholt Movies (94)

There are 94 movies of Jean Hersholt.

His first feature film was Heidi (1937, as Adolph 'Grandfather' Kramer). He was 51 when he starred in this movie. Since 1937, he has appeared in 94 feature films. The last one is Melody for Three (1941). In this movie, we watched him in the Dr. Paul Christian character .

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Jean Hersholt movie characters

The names of the characters/jobs in the films he starred in are as follows:

Jean Hersholt TV Shows (2)

His first TV Show was The Ed Sullivan Show (1948).

Awards (1)

Awarded knight of the Order of the Dannebrog .

What was Jean's zodiac sign?

Jean Hersholt zodiac sign was cancer.

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