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Hersholt, Jean 1886-1956

Works: 279 works in 549 publications in 5 languages and 9,829 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Silent films  Poetry  Romance films  Juvenile works  Made-for-TV movies  Biography  Western films 
Roles: Actor, Translator, Editor, Author, Performer, Former owner, Speaker, Creator, Narrator, Costume designer, Contributor, Host
Classifications: PS3201, 811.3
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Heidi by Johanna Spyri( Visual )

49 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her aunt tires of caring for her, orphan Heidi is taken into the Swiss mountains to live with her gruff grandfather, a hermit who comes to adore her. But the aunt returns to steal Heidi away, selling her to a family whose invalid daughter needs a companion. Bullied by an evil governess, Heidi still charms the entire household and never stops trying to return to her beloved grandfather
Grand Hotel by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

25 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glitz and glitter of Berlin's Grand Hotel comes alive with this story of love and betrayal
Greed by Erich Von Stroheim( Visual )

33 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three Californians whose friendship is destroyed by avarice after one wins a lottery jackpot
Alexander's ragtime band( Visual )

4 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In San Francisco, classical violinist Roger Grant performs at a society Nob Hill string quartet recital. Roger's Aunt Sophie and his teacher, Professor Heinrich, predict he will be a great musician. Following the recital, Roger goes with three other musicians, pianist Charlie Dwyer, drummer Davey Lane and Louis, a clarinetist, to audition at Dirty Eddie's, a Barbary Coast saloon, which is looking for a band. Upon discovering that their music is missing, the bartender, Bill Mulligan, gives them sheet music that was left on the bar by prospective singer Stella Kirby, which she received from a friend in New York. Stella has raved that nothing like the piece, which has an unusual time and rhythm, has been heard on the Barbary Coast before. When she hears the song, Stella, thinking that the band stole it, joins them and sings. The song, Alexander's Ragtime Band, written by Irving Berlin, greatly pleases the patrons and owner, who hires the band and Stella, and dubs Roger 'Alexander.' Although Stella is still miffed, Charlie convinces her to remain with the band. Roger, adopting his new name, fulfills his desire to have his own band, which grows in size, but Aunt Sophie and Professor Heinrich are disappointed in him. As the band plays in increasingly classy places, Roger, who says he wants to set the world on fire, constantly quarrels with Stella, who only wants a job, and Charlie acts as conciliator. Before the opening of the exclusive Cliff House, Charlie plays a romantic song for Stella, which he wrote for her, and as she sings it during the performance, she and Roger, in a glance, realize that they love one another, which Charlie painfully sees. When Charles Dillingham, a top New York producer, asks Stella to come to New York, where, he says, he can make her a star, Roger, rather than joining Stella's and Charlie's delight, argues against the move. After Roger orders Stella to leave, Charlie, who philosophically accepted his friends' romance, quits also. During World War I, Roger and Davey convince a colonel to allow them to put together a show to run on Broadway to rival a Navy revue. Stella tries to visit Roger backstage, but he refuses to see her, and when a transport order interrupts the show and he marches with the others to the docks, she cries. After the war, Roger visits Stella, now a star, during a rehearsal and, after asking her forgiveness and confessing that he has never stopped loving her, learns that she and Charlie have been married for more than a year. Depressed, Roger joins Davey and singer Jerry Allen in a new band. One year later, Charlie and Stella run into Bill Mulligan, now a bootlegger, and learn that Roger is playing in Greenwich Village. Realizing that Stella still loves Roger, Charlie proposes an amicable divorce. Stella goes to the club, and although she and Roger exchange loving glances, when she learns that Jerry was responsible for getting him out of his depression and that the band is sailing for Europe the next day, she refrains from approaching him. While in Chicago on tour, Stella quits and disappears. In London, Roger proposes to Jerry, but knowing that he does not love her, she turns him down. When Roger returns to New York and auditions songwriters for his new radio program, Charlie comes and reveals the divorce and tells Roger that Stella still loves him. Stella, who has been performing in cabarets under an assumed name, arrives in New York just as Roger's Carnegie Hall swing concert, which Aunt Sophie and Professor Heinrich proudly attend, is about to begin. Stella finds Bill, now in his own restaurant, but refuses to accompany him to the hall. While Bill secretly arranges for Roger to meet Stella after the show, she leaves the restaurant and takes a taxi through the park listening to the concert on the radio. When the driver pulls up outside Carnegie Hall, Stella attempts to purchase a ticket, but learns that the show is sold-out. The taxi driver invites her back to hear the rest of the concert, but as Roger is about to introduce Alexander's Ragtime Band as his encore, she cries and requests the driver to turn the radio off. He refuses and after she hears Roger say that he is playing the song for the one person with whom he associates it, the driver reveals that he knew her identity all along. Emotionally overcome, Stella goes backstage. Bill finds her and brings her to the wings, where Charlie notices her and attracts Roger's attention. He embraces her and brings her on stage, where she joins the band in the song"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

3 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice and style into American letters and gave expression to an optimistic, bombastic vision that took the nation as its subject
Catalog of the Jean Hersholt collection of Hans Christian Andersen; original manuscripts, letters, first editions, presentation copies, and related materials by Library of Congress( Book )

9 editions published in 1954 in English and German and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mark of Zorro by Fred Niblo( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark of Zorro: Don Diego Vega is a comically effete young nobleman with a taste for tasseled sombreros and juvenile silk-hanky magic tricks. But when danger calls, Diego swathes himself in black, straps on a well-honed sword and storms the countryside as the mysterious Zorro, slicing his initial into the faces of the sentinals of oppression, pausing only to boldly romance the woman to whom his shy alter-ego can hardly summon the courage to speak
Stella Dallas by King Vidor( Visual )

4 editions published between 1925 and 2013 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mother who has married above her station sacrifices everything for her daughter's happiness and eventually gives up the girl for her own good
Mark of the vampire( Visual )

4 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark of the vampire: Sir Karell Borotyn appears to have been killed by Count Mora, a vampire believed to haunt the local village. Now his daughter Irena is the Count's next target. Enter Professor Zelen, an expert on vampires who's sent in to prevent her death. At the same time, secrets are revealed surrounding the circumstances of Sir Karell's death
The ocean waif( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'49-'17: A charming and suspenseful western parody about a millionaire who hires a wild west theatrical troupe to relive his past as a miner forty niner
Mr. Moto in Danger Island( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danger has a special sparkle when Mr. Moto heads to Puerto Rico to put a stop to the glut of contraband diamonds that are flooding the world's jewel market
Fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen by H. C Andersen( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of forty of Andersen's best-loved fairy tales
The complete stories by H. C Andersen( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hans Christian Andersen is recognised as one of the most gifted storytellers the world has ever known and the popularity of his stories endures to this day. This book, published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth, contains a complete collection of Andersen's stories and includes classic illustrations by artists such as Arthur Rackham. W. Heath Robinson, Mabel Lucie Attwell and Edmund Dulac. It also features thirteen illustrations specially commissioned for this volume."--Jacket
The complete Andersen; all of the 168 stories (some never before tr. into English, and a few never before pub.) by H. C Andersen( Book )

4 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete Andersen : all of the 168 stories by H. C Andersen( Book )

3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Christian Andersen : the maker of fairy tales ... by H. C Andersen( Book )

2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Lenox : her fall and rise( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helga, a poor farm girl, runs off from the lecherous brute who means to marry her and lands in the arms of a charming neighbor, engineer Rodney Spencer. When misfortune separates them, Helga seeks refuge with circus folk, then is forced to trade her body for survival in an uncaring world. Using the name Susan Lenox, the fallen woman rises high, all the way to a Manhattan penthouse
The Battle of the sexes by D. W Griffith( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged magnate makes a fool of himself when he strays from his loving wife and children into the cynical arms of a gold digger and her dishonest lover
Hans Christian Andersen, the Complete Fairy Tales by H. C Andersen( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including ?The Ugly Duckling,? ?Thumbelina,? ?The Red Shoes,? ?The Princess on the Pea,? and ?The Emperor?s New Clothes,? fill the pages of this beautiful leather-bound collector?s edition. Also included is ?The Tallow Candle? - one of the earliest stories written by Andersen, just discovered recently! With both short and long anecdotes, this is a great book of bedtime stories or for rainy-day reading. The attached bookmark ribbon ensures readers will never lose their place as they wander through the imagination of one of the most popular children?s writers of all time
Jean Hersholt's album of Hollywood stars by Jean Hersholt( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An album of photographs from all of Hersholt's films
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Alternative Names
Džin Heršolt

Jean Hersholt acteur de cinéma et cinéaste

Jean Hersholt Amerikaans filmacteur (1886-1956)

Jean Hersholt attore danese

Jean Hersholt dänisch-US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Джийн Хършолт актьор

Джин Хершолт

Хершолт, Джин

Џин Хершолт

Ջին Հերշոլտ դերասան

ז'אן הרשולט

ז'אן הרשולט שחקן אמריקאי

ژان هرشولت

진 허숄트



English (164)

German (6)

French (2)

Chinese (1)

Spanish (1)

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