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Jean Hersholt

Jean Hersholt

Jean Hersholt was an Danish actor.

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Hersholt would become a well-known actor in the United States. He was also a Hans Christian Andersen enthusiast who assembled a large collection of books related to that writer (now in the Library of Congress). His translations of Andersen's Tales are considered the best English version in existence.

He died in Hollywood, California and was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Jean Hersholt Facts

BirthdayJune 12, 1886
BirthplaceCopenhagen, Denmark
Date of deathJune 2, 1956 (age 69)
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Jean Hersholt compared to you?
Awards1955 Golden Globe Awards: Cecil B. DeMille Award

Selected Filmography

Grand Hotel
Shirley Temple: America's Sweetheart Collection, Vol. 1
They Meet Again
Dinner at Eight
Meet Dr. Christian
The Painted Veil
The Courageous Dr. Christian
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