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Encyclopedia > The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is awarded periodically at the Academy Award ceremonies for outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes. It is named after screen actor Jean Hersholt, who served as the president of the Motion Picture Relief Fund for eighteen years. The award trophy is an "Oscar" statuette. Recipients have included producers, directors, writers, and actors. The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Jean Hersholt (July 12, 1886 - June 2, 1956) was an Danish actor. ...

Academy Award
Academy Award of Merit : Current Awards
Best Picture | Best Leading Actor | Best Leading Actress | Best Supporting Actor | Best Supporting Actress
Best Animated Feature | Best Art Direction | Best Cinematography | Best Costume Design | Best Director
Best Documentary Feature | Best Documentary Short Subject | Best Film Editing | Best Foreign Language Film | Best Makeup
Best Original Score | Best Original Song | Best Animated Short Film | Best Live Action Short Film | Best Sound Mixing
Best Sound Editing | Best Visual Effects | Best Adapted Screenplay | Best Original Screenplay
Academy Award of Merit : Retired awards
Best Assistant Director | Best Dance Direction | Best Director of a Comedy Picture
Best Director of a Dramatic Picture | Best Engineering Effects | Best Short Film - Color
Best Short Film - Live Action - 2 Reels | Best Short Film - Novelty | Best Original Story
Best Title Writing | Best Unique and Artistic Quality of Production
Special Awards : Current Awards
Academy Honorary Award | Academy Special Achievement Award | Academy Award, Scientific or Technical
The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award | The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award | Gordon E. Sawyer Award
Special Awards : Retired Awards
Academy Juvenile Award

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Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (462 words)
By 1937 Hersholt (and his once-maligned voice) began what was to become a 17-year-long career portraying the kind, generous and ethical doctor on radio, and in 1939 RKO produced "Meet Dr. Christian," which led to a six-film series for himself.
Hersholt died on June 2, 1956, and almost immediately the Academy established the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, bestowed upon an “individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”
Hersholt’s grave in Glendale’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park is marked with a statue of Klods Hans, a Hans Christian Anderson hero who went forth from Denmark into the world, hoping to win the heart of a princess.
Jean Hersholt - Biography - Moviefone (311 words)
Danish actor Jean Hersholt was already a stage and movie veteran when he arrived in the USA in 1913.
Hersholt's 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.
After the actor's death, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award was set up to honor conspicuous acts of selflessness and kindness in the movie industry.
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