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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.

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102691

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