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Jean Hersholt (Jean Buron Hersholt)

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Biography

Copenhagen, Denmark
If ever there was a Great Dane in Hollywood it was Jean Hersholt - and one of its great hearts as well. He was from a well-known Danish stage and entertainment family that had toured throughout Europe performing with young Jean as an essential cast member. He graduated from the Copenhagen Art School and continued expanding his stage experience and evidently decided early that he wanted to work in films. He did just two very early (1906) silent films in Germany. Hersholt emigrated from Denmark to the US while still a young man in 1913. Read more...

Actor

Character: Professor von Hartrott

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1921

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Character: Don Fabrique

Don Q Son of Zorro 1925

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Character: Solomon Levy

Abie's Irish Rose 1928

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Character: McCadden

Girl on the Barge 1929

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Character: Senf - the Porter

Grand Hotel 1932

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Character: Sam Belmonte

The Beast of the City 1932

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Character: James Hallett

New Morals for Old 1932

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Character: Jo Stengel

Dinner at Eight 1933

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Character: Herr Koerber

The Painted Veil 1934

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Character: Baron Van Leyden

The Fountain 1934

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Character: Baron Otto

Mark of the Vampire 1935

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Character: Professor Fahrenheim

His Brother's Wife 1936

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Character: Adolph Kramer

Heidi 1937

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Character: Lars Ericksen

Happy Landing 1938

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Character: Dr. John Luke

Five of a Kind 1938

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Character: Dr. Paul Christian

They Meet Again 1941

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Documentary Awards

The 25th Annual Academy Awards 1953

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Character: Rudolph aka Jed Kramer

Transatlantic 1931

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Character: Marcus

Greed 1924

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Character: Actor 'Greed'

Hollywood 1980

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