Jean Hersholt

Jean Hersholt bio

Birth Name: Jean Pierre Hersholt

Occupation: Movie Actor

Place Of Birth: Denmark

Date Of Birth: July 12, 1886

Date Of Death: June 2, 1956

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: Danish

Jean Hersholt was born on the 12th of July, 1886. He was best known for being a Movie Actor. Danish actor regarded for his 17 years of starring on the radio show Dr. Christian and for his dedication to the film industry. Two of his most famous film roles were as Marcus Schouler in Greed and as Shirley Temple’s grandfather in Heidi.

Jean Hersholt was born in Denmark. His career in entertainment began in 1906 when he shot two films in Germany before moving to the United States seven years later to shoot every other film he appeared in. He had a notable role as Dr. John Luke in the 1936 film The Country Doctor, which was followed by two sequels.

Jean Hersholt was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Jean Hersholt was born in 1880s.

Jean Pierre Hersholt is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Jean’s Jean Pierre Hersholt attended The Copenhagen Art School.


Jean Hersholt’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Jean Hersholt’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Jean Hersholt kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Jean Hersholt was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Jean Pierre Hersholt
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Jean Hersholt was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Jean Hersholt was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Jean Hersholt had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Jean Hersholt’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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