Jean Hersholt, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean Hersholt


Date of Birth: 12-Jul-1886

Place of Birth: Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

Date of Death: 02-Jun-1956

Profession: actor, translator, film director, film actor, linguist

Nationality: United States, Denmark

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Jean Hersholt

  • Jean Pierre Carl Buron (12 July 1886 – 2 June 1956), known professionally as Jean Hersholt, was a Danish-American actor.
  • He is best known for starring on the radio series Dr.
  • Christian (1937–1954) and in the film Heidi (1937).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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