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Jean Hersholt Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

JEAN HERSHOLT
Born: July 12, 1886 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: June 2, 1956 in Hollywood, California
Biography | show moreshow less
Danish actor Jean Hersholt's (1886-1956) screen image was altered permanently in 1936 when he was cast as Dr. Dafoe, the Canadian obstetrician who delivered the celebrated Dionne Quintuplets, in 20th Century-Fox's The Country Doctor. Plans to create a Dr. Dafoe movie series were blocked by the real Dafoe, but Hersholt was anxious to sustain the characterization of a beneficent, lovable small-town doctor. Thus Dr. Christian, named for Hersholt's favorite author, Hans Christian Andersen, was born. The actor created the role of Dr. Christian on radio in 1937 and then filmed a series of six Christian movies for RKO (1939-1941). Extending the ethics and generosity of Dr. Christian into his private life, Hersholt set up the Motion Picture Relief Fund, which provided medical care and a livable income for actors, directors and other studio employees who were no longer able to care for themselves. While serving as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, he received two honorary Academy Awards for his charity work (1940, 1950). After the actor's death in 1956, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award was set up by the Academy to honor conspicuous acts of selflessness and kindness in the movie industry.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1940-Dr.-Christian-Meets-the-Women (Performer), 1938-Alexander's-Ragtime-Band (Performer), 1936-Reunion (Performer), 1936-Sins-of-Man (Performer), 1936-Tough-Guy (Performer), 1934-The-Painted-Veil (Performer), 1932-Skyscraper-Souls (Performer), 1931-Private-Lives (Performer), 1931-The-Phantom-of-Paris (Performer), 1930-A-Soldier's-Plaything (Performer), 1930-Hell-Harbor (Performer), 1930-Mamba (Performer), 1930-The-Case-of-Sergeant-Grischa (Performer), 1928-Jazz-Mad (Performer), 1927-The-Student-Prince-in-Old-Heidelberg (Performer), 1926-My-Old-Dutch (Performer), 1925-A-Woman's-Faith (Performer), 1923-Quicksands (Performer), 1922-When-Romance-Rides (Performer), 1921-Man-of-the-Forest (Performer), 1920-The-Red-Lane (Performer), 1918-The-Answer (Performer), 1917-The-Saintly-Sinner (Performer), 1916-Scratched (Performer), 1916-Kinkaid,-Gambler (Performer), 1916-Some-Medicine-Man (Performer), 1916-The-Apostle-of-Vengeance (Performer), 1915/II-Never-Again (Performer), 1906-Konfirmanden (Performer), 1922-When-Romance-Rides (Director), 1943-Stage-Door-Canteen (in person), 1941-Hedda-Hopper's-Hollywood-No.-2 (in person), 1923-Souls-for-Sale (in person), 1951-It's-a-Big-Country:-An-American-Anthology (Performer), 1999-Biography (Other), 2003-Complicated-Women (Other), 1963-Hollywood-Without-Make-Up (Other), 2004-Checking-Out:-Grand-Hotel (Other), 1932/I-Grand-Hotel (Performer), 1949-Dancing-in-the-Dark (Performer), 1940-The-Courageous-Dr.-Christian (Performer), 1938-Five-of-a-Kind (Performer), 1938-Happy-Landing (Performer), 1936-One-in-a-Million (Performer), 1936-The-Country-Doctor (Performer), 1935-Break-of-Hearts (Performer), 1934-The-Fountain (Performer), 1932-New-Morals-for-Old (Performer), 1931-Transatlantic (Performer), 1931-Daybreak (Performer), 1930-Viennese-Nights (Performer), 1930-The-Third-Alarm (Performer), 1930-The-Cat-Creeps (Performer), 1930-The-Climax (Performer), 1927-The-Wrong-Mr.-Wright (Performer), 1926-It-Must-Be-Love (Performer), 1925-Fifth-Avenue-Models (Performer), 1925-Dangerous-Innocence (Performer), 1924-So-Big (Performer), 1924-Sinners-in-Silk (Performer), 1921-The-Four-Horsemen-of-the-Apocalypse (Performer), 1920-The-Deceiver (Performer), 1919-Whom-the-Gods-Would-Destroy (Performer), 1917-'49-'17 (Performer), 1917-The-Show-Down (Performer), 1917-The-Townsend-Divorce-Case (Performer), 1917-The-Terror (Performer), 1917-Love-Aflame (Performer), 1916-It's-All-Wrong (Performer), 1916-The-Aryan (Performer), 1916-Hell's-Hinges (Performer), 1920-The-Deceiver (Director), 1954-Screen-Snapshots:-Hollywood-Stars-on-Parade (in person), 1954-A-Star-Is-Born-World-Premiere (in person), 1953-The-25th-Annual-Academy-Awards (in person), 1952-What's-My-Line (in person), 1949-Screen-Snapshots:-Hollywood's-Happy-Homes (in person), 1943-To-the-People-of-the-United-States (in person), 1924-The-City-of-Stars (in person), 1923-C-V-News:-Filming-Greed (in person), 1956-Dr.-Christian (Performer), 1955-Run-for-Cover (Performer), 1939-Meet-Dr.-Christian (Performer), 1939-Mr.-Moto-in-Danger-Island (Performer), 1936-His-Brother's-Wife (Performer), 1935-Murder-in-the-Fleet (Performer), 1935-Mark-of-the-Vampire (Performer), 1934-The-Cat-and-the-Fiddle (Performer), 1933-Christopher-Bean (Performer), 1933-Song-of-the-Eagle (Performer), 1932-Hearts-of-Humanity (Performer), 1932-Night-Court (Performer), 1932-Are-You-Listening (Performer), 1932-The-Beast-of-the-City (Performer), 1932-Emma (Performer), 1931-The-Sin-of-Madelon-Claudet (Performer), 1931-The-Voice-of-Hollywood-No.-7-Second-Series (Performer), 1930-East-Is-West (Performer), 1928-Give-and-Take (Performer), 1928-The-Battle-of-the-Sexes (Performer), 1928-Abie's-Irish-Rose (Performer), 1928-13-Washington-Square (Performer), 1926-Flames (Performer), 1925-Stella-Dallas (Performer), 1925-Don-Q-Son-of-Zorro (Performer), 1925-If-Marriage-Fails (Performer), 1924-Cheap-Kisses (Performer), 1924-Her-Night-of-Romance (Performer), 1924-The-Goldfish (Performer), 1922-Tess-of-the-Storm-Country (Performer), 1921-The-Servant-in-the-House (Performer), 1920-The-Golden-Trail (Performer), 1920-Merely-Mary-Ann (Performer), 1919-In-the-Land-of-the-Setting-Sun (Performer), 1919-Love's-Prisoner (Performer), 1918-Madame-Spy (Performer), 1917-Princess-Virtue (Performer), 1917-A-Stormy-Knight (Performer), 1917-The-Soul-Herder (Performer), 1917-The-Gunman's-Gospel (Performer), 1917-Southern-Justice (Performer), 1917-The-Clash-of-Steel (Performer), 1917-Fighting-for-Love (Performer), 1916-As-the-Candle-Burned (Performer), 1915-The-Disciple (Performer), 1920-The-Golden-Trail (Director), 1920-The-Golden-Trail (Other), 1954-This-Is-Your-Life (in person), 1997-20th-Century-Fox:-The-First-50-Years (Other), 1955-Screen-Snapshots-Series-34,-No.-6:-Hollywood-Shower-of-Stars (in person), 1952-Screen-Snapshots-5852:-Hollywood-Night-at-'21'-Club (in person), 1990-Hollywood-Mavericks (Other), 1931-Susan-Lenox (Performer), 1980-Hollywood (Other), 1941-They-Meet-Again (Performer), 1941-Melody-for-Three (Performer), 1940-Remedy-for-Riches (Performer), 1938-I'll-Give-a-Million (Performer), 1937-Heidi (Performer), 1937-Seventh-Heaven (Performer), 1934-Men-in-White (Performer), 1933-Dinner-at-Eight (Performer), 1933-The-Crime-of-the-Century (Performer), 1932-Flesh (Performer), 1932-The-Mask-of-Fu-Manchu (Performer), 1932-Unashamed (Performer), 1929-Modern-Love (Performer), 1929-The-Younger-Generation (Performer), 1929-Girl-on-the-Barge (Performer), 1928-The-Secret-Hour (Performer), 1927-Alias-the-Deacon (Performer), 1926-The-Old-Soak (Performer), 1926-The-Greater-Glory (Performer), 1924-Greed (Performer), 1924-The-Woman-on-the-Jury (Performer), 1924-Torment (Performer), 1923-Red-Lights (Performer), 1923-Jazzmania (Performer), 1922-The-Strangers'-Banquet (Performer), 1922-Heart's-Haven (Performer), 1921-A-Certain-Rich-Man (Performer), 1917-The-Greater-Law (Performer), 1917-Her-Primitive-Man (Performer), 1917-Perils-of-the-Secret-Service (Performer), 1917-Black-Orchids (Performer), 1916-Bullets-and-Brown-Eyes (Performer), 1916-The-Desert (Performer), 1906-En-ny-hat-til-Madammen (Performer), 1906-Professorens-Morgenavis (Performer), 1906-Professorens-Morgenavis (Director), 1922-The-Gray-Dawn (Director), 1922-Golden-Dreams (Other), 1922-Golden-Dreams (in person), 1955-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (in person), 1940-Cavalcade-of-the-Academy-Awards (in person)
  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 101905
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 101905
    JEAN HERSHOLT Jean Hersholt signs an album leaf in blue ink. Signature: "Jean Hersholt", 5x3¾ album leaf. Danish actor Jean Hersholt's (1886-1956) screen image was altered permanently in 1936 when he was cast as Dr. Dafoe, the Canadian obstetrician who delivered the celebrated Dionne Quintuplets, in 20th Century-Fox's The Country Doctor.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 343060
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 343060
    JEAN HERSHOLT The Country Doctor actor and humanitarian signs his name in blue ink Signature: "Jean Hersholt" in blue ink. 5x3 index card. Danish actor Jean Hersholt's (1886-1956) screen image was altered permanently in 1936 when he was cast as Dr.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/03/1940  - HFSID 296237
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/03/1940 - HFSID 296237
    JEAN HERSHOLT The President of the Motion Picture Relief Fund writes to producer Edward Clark informing him that the Fund has turned down his proposition to hold a benefit. Autograph Letter signed: "Jean", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Beverly Hills, California, 1940 October 3.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 7/1940  - HFSID 42807
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 7/1940 - HFSID 42807
    JEAN HERSHOLT Jean Hersholt signs an autograph note on a yellow album leaf. Autograph note signed: "To Margaret Main/My sincere wishes to you./Jean Hersholt/July 1940.", 6x4¼ yellow album leaf. Danish actor Jean Hersholt's (1886-1956) screen image was altered permanently in 1936 when he was cast as Dr.

    Sale Price $216.00

    $240.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 250978
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 250978
    JEAN HERSHOLT Vintage sepia publicity photograph of Jean Hersholt wearing a suit and tie. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Herbert C. Branch/With best wishes./Jean Hersholt". Sepia, 8x9¾.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 300291
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 300291
    JEAN HERSHOLT 7x5 photograph of the Danish actor shown sitting wearing a suit and tie, with pipe in mouth Inscribed Photograph Signed: "To Doris Randle/Best wishes/ Jean Hersholt", Sepia, 7x5. Danish actor Jean Hersholt's (1886-1956) screen image was altered permanently in 1936 when he was cast as Dr.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 289904
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 289904
    JEAN HERSHOLT B/w 5x7 photograph of the actor looking to the right with a pipe in his mouth Inscribed Photograph signed: "To Maxine Lieberman/Best wishes from/Jean Hersholt", B/w 5x7. Danish actor Jean Hersholt's (1886-1956) screen image was altered permanently in 1936 when he was cast as Dr.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1927  - HFSID 281008
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1927 - HFSID 281008
    JEAN HERSHOLT Vintage 10½x13½ sepia publicity photograph of Jean Hersholt wearing a suit and tie. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Adolph Newton Sutro/Best of luck from/Jean Hersholt/1927". Sepia, 10½x13½.

    Sale Price $765.00

    $900.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1931  - HFSID 258873
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1931 - HFSID 258873
    JEAN HERSHOLT Vintage sepia publicity photograph of Jean Hersholt holding a lit cigar. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Frank Stusek/With all my sincere wishes/Jean Hersholt/-31.". Sepia, 8x10. Danish actor Jean Hersholt's (1886-1956) screen image was altered permanently in 1936 when he was cast as Dr.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1952  - HFSID 319893
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 1952 - HFSID 319893
    JEAN HERSHOLT Actor and philanthropist signs 5x7 photograph for a fan Inscribed photograph signed: "For/ Jackie S. William/ With best wishes/ from/ Jean Hersholt1952". B/w, 5x7, matted. Danish actor Jean Hersholt's (1886-1956) screen image was altered permanently in 1936 when he was cast as Dr.

    Sale Price $680.00

    $800.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 6/1942  - HFSID 35332
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 6/1942 - HFSID 35332
    JEAN HERSHOLT Signed as the fictional character Dr. Christian whose principles he held in real life. Large Photograph inscribed and signed: "To/Renée and Edmun[d]/Scotti/With all my sincerest/wishes-/Jean Hersholt/Doctor Christian/June 1942". Sepia, 10½x13½.

    Sale Price $1,700.00

    $2,000.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 9/1936  - HFSID 255526
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH 9/1936 - HFSID 255526
    JEAN HERSHOLT Vintage sepia publicity photograph of Jean Hersholt wearing a white smock with his hands behind his back in a scene from The Country Doctor. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Harry Williamson/Just a reminder of/The Country Doctor/alias/Jean Hersholt/Sept. 1936". Sepia, 7¼x9¼.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1939  - HFSID 289372
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1939 - HFSID 289372
    JEAN HERSHOLT Publicity photograph of Hersholt wearing a suit and tie, Inscribed in person to collector Saul Goodman Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Saul/From/ Jean Hersholt". B/w 8x10. Collector's ink stamp on verso dates signature: January 28, 1939.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 225940
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 225940
    JEAN HERSHOLT Small vintage sepia publicity photograph of Jean Hersholt wearing a white shirt and striped tie. Photograph signed: "Sincerely,/Jean Hersholt". Sepia, 3½x5½. Danish actor Jean Hersholt's (1886-1956) screen image was altered permanently in 1936 when he was cast as Dr.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1936  - HFSID 323253
    JEAN HERSHOLT - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 1936 - HFSID 323253
    JEAN HERSHOLT Vintage still from the 1936 film The Country Doctor, with Hersholt penning on the top margin "Of all the H50 pictures I've made, I loved this one the most". Dated 1936, the year of the film's release Photograph signed: "Of all the H50 pictures I've made, I loved this one the most Jean Hersholt 1936".

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 07/23/1946  - HFSID 288897
    JEAN HERSHOLT - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 07/23/1946 - HFSID 288897
    Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Jean Hersholt's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. The form is signed twice by Jean Hersholt, once as an autograph sample and again to grant permission. A remarkable, perfectly verified example!

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 225976
    JEAN HERSHOLT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 225976
    JEAN HERSHOLT Jean Hersholt sends a typed letter ordering three copies of a short article about Hans Christian Andersen. Typed Letter Signed: "Jean Hersholt", 1p, 6¾x9 matted, with a 7¼x9 b/w photo. Beverly Hills, California, no date. To Clyde King, Jr., Providence, Rhode Island

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/19/1956  - HFSID 20347
    JEAN HERSHOLT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/19/1956 - HFSID 20347
    JEAN HERSHOLT Jean Hersholt sends a typed letter about his favorite Bible quote. Typed Letter Signed: "Jean Hersholt", 1p, 7¼x10½. Beverly Hills, California,1956 January 19. To Mr. Frank R. Thornton, Holyoke, Massachusetts

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/31/1949  - HFSID 101973
    JEAN HERSHOLT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/31/1949 - HFSID 101973
    JEAN HERSHOLT Jean Hersholt sends a typed letter of thanks for advertising in the Souvenir Program. Typed Letter Signed: "Jean Hersholt" as President of the Motion Picture Relief Fund, 1p, 7¼x10½. Beverly Hills, California,1949 March 31. To Mr.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/03/1952  - HFSID 225977
    JEAN HERSHOLT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/03/1952 - HFSID 225977
    JEAN HERSHOLT Jean Hersholt sends a typed letter ordering two different copies of "Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales", one published in London, the other in Boston. Typed Letter Signed: "Jean Hersholt", 1p, 6¾x9¼ matted, with a 7¼x9 b/w photo. No place, 1952 June 3. To Clyde King, Jr.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • JEAN HERSHOLT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/21/1948  - HFSID 156989
    JEAN HERSHOLT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/21/1948 - HFSID 156989
    JEAN HERSHOLT Jean Hersholt sends a typed letter of thanks for the tribute in the August 31st issue of Look Magazine. Typed Letter Signed: "Jean Hersholt", 1p, 8¼x10¾. Beverly Hills, California,1948 August 21. To Mr. Daniel D. Mich, Executive Editor Look Magazine, New York, New York

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • CONNIE MARSHALL - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946 CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN HERSHOLT, - HFSID 288770
    CONNIE MARSHALL - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946 CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN HERSHOLT, CATHARINE B. MARSHALL - HFSID 288770
    Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Marshall's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. Also signed by a studio representative, by Fund President Jean Hersholt, and by her mother. A perfectly verified example of the very rare signature of "the Queen of Pigtails."

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • DICK HAYMES - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946 CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN HERSHOLT - HFSID 289027
    DICK HAYMES - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946 CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN HERSHOLT - HFSID 289027
    Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Haymes' signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. He has twice, once to authorize the transaction and again as an autograph sample. Also signed by Hersholt as President of the Fund, and by a studio representative. A perfectly verified example!

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • FRANK LATIMORE - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946 CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN HERSHOLT - HFSID 288966
    FRANK LATIMORE - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946 CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN HERSHOLT - HFSID 288966
    Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Latimore's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. Also signed by a studio representative, and by Fund President Jean Hersholt. A perfectly verified example of a rare signature.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • STEPHEN MICHAEL DUNNE - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946 CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN HER - HFSID 289295
    STEPHEN "MICHAEL" DUNNE - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED 06/26/1946 CO-SIGNED BY: JEAN HERSHOLT - HFSID 289295
    Consent form authorizing the Motion Picture Relief Fund to reproduce Dunne's signature and likeness for a series of stamps raising money for needy film industry veterans. Also signed by a studio representative, and by Fund President Jean Hersholt. A perfectly verified example of a rare signature. Dunne only went by Michael through 1947!

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

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