Personal Info

Known For Acting

Known Credits 104

Gender Male

Birthday 1886-07-12

Day of Death 1956-06-02 (69 years old)

Place of Birth Copenhagen, Denmark

Also Known As

  • Jean Pierre Hersholt

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Biography

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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