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Jean Hersholt

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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 (140 total); he directed four.

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  • Born: Jean Pierre Hersholt 12 July 1886 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Died: 2 June 1956 (aged 69) Hollywood, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1906–1955
  • Spouse(s): Via Hersholt (1914-1956) (his death) 2 children
  • Children: Jean Hersholt Jr. Allan Hersholt (1914-1990).

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