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Jean Hersholt

Jean Hersholt (July 12, 1886 June 2, 1956) was a Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning Danish actor.

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Hersholt went on to become a well-known actor in the United States, best known for his portrayal of Marcus Schouler in Erich von Stroheim's 1924 film Greed. He was also a Hans Christian Andersen enthusiast who assembled a large collection of books related to that writer (now in the Library of Congress). His translations of Andersen's Tales are considered the best English version in existence. Hersholt also played Shirley Temple's beloved grandfather in the 1937 film version of the 1880 children's book, Heidi, written by Swiss author Johanna Spyri.

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