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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.
July 12, 1886, Copenhagen, Denmark
June 2, 1956
1921 The Four Horsemen of the ApocalypseProf. von Hartrott (uncredited) 1923 Souls for SaleHimself - Celebrity Actor 1925 GreedMarcus 1931 The Sin of Madelon ClaudetDr. Dulac 1931 Susan LenoxKarl Ohlin 1932 Grand HotelSenf 1932 The Beast of the CitySamuel 'Sam' Belmonte 1932 The Mask of Fu ManchuVon Berg 1933 Dinner at EightJo Stengel 1934 Men in WhiteDr. Hochberg 1935 Mark of the VampireBaron Otto 1937 HeidiAdolph Kramer 1938 Alexander's Ragtime BandProf. Heinrich 1939 Mr. Moto in Danger IslandMr. Sutter 1955 Run for CoverMr. SwensonLimited to the 15 most popular items