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.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 12th, 1886 (Copenhagen), Died June 2nd, 1956 (Hollywood)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1942
Roles Represented in DAHR: narrator, vocalist, speaker
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-027177||10-in.||10/5/1938||Songs from Five of a kind||Dionne Quintuplets ; Jean Hersholt||Dubbed recording from film : Male vocal solo, with talk and children's vocal quintet||vocalist, speaker|
|Decca||70907||10-in.||6/19/1942||The emperor's new clothes, part 1||Jean Hersholt||narrator|
|Decca||70908||10-in.||6/19/1942||The emperor's new clothes, part 2||Jean Hersholt||narrator|
|Decca||70909||10-in.||6/19/1942||The little match girl, part 1||Jean Hersholt||narrator|
|Decca||70910||10-in.||6/19/1942||The little match girl, part 2||Jean Hersholt||narrator|
|Decca||70911||10-in.||6/19/1942||The shirt collar||Jean Hersholt||narrator|
|Decca||70912||10-in.||6/19/1942||It's quite true||Jean Hersholt||narrator|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hersholt, Jean," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102691.
Hersholt, Jean. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102691.
"Hersholt, Jean." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.
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