Danish movie stars died in 1956

Here are 3 famous actors from Denmark died in 1956:

Jean Hersholt

Jean Hersholt (July 12, 1886 Copenhagen-June 2, 1956 Hollywood) also known as Jean Pierre Hersholt or Jean Buron Hersholt was a Danish actor and film director. He had two children, Allan Hersholt and Jean Hersholt Jr..

Hersholt started his acting career in Denmark before moving to the United States in the early 1910s. He quickly became a prominent actor in Hollywood during the silent film era, and continued to act in films during the transition to sound films. Hersholt is perhaps best known for his role as Shirley Temple's grandfather in the film "Heidi" (1937).

In addition to acting, Hersholt also served as president of the Motion Picture Relief Fund, which provided assistance to members of the film industry who were in need. He was also the founder of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to an individual in the film industry who has made a significant humanitarian contribution.

Hersholt's legacy in Hollywood is also honored with the Jean Hersholt Boulevard, a street located in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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Charles Wilken

Charles Wilken (November 8, 1866 Denmark-February 26, 1956 Denmark) was a Danish actor.

He began his acting career on the stage in Denmark before moving to Hollywood in the 1920s to pursue a career in film. His first American film was a silent movie called "Singin' Fool" in 1928, and he went on to appear in numerous films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, often playing character roles or villains. Wilken was known for his distinctive accent and commanding presence on screen. In addition to his work in film, he also performed on radio and appeared in stage productions in the United States. After retiring from acting, Wilken returned to Denmark and lived there until his death in 1956.

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Axel Frische

Axel Frische (March 15, 1877 Tjele Municipality-February 2, 1956 Denmark) was a Danish screenwriter, film director and actor. He had one child, Grete Frische.

Frische began his career in the Danish silent film industry in 1910. He became known for his works such as "The Lion Hunt" and "The King's Game", both of which he wrote and directed. Frische acted in several films as well, including "The Witch" (1914) and "The Viking's Wife" (1916).

In the 1930s, Frische worked as a film censor for the Danish government. He was a strict enforcer of censorship laws and drew criticism from the film industry for removing scenes deemed offensive or explicit. Despite this, Frische continued to work in the film industry and wrote several film reviews for newspapers in Denmark.

Frische remained active in the film industry until his death in 1956 at the age of 78. He is remembered as a pioneering figure in Danish cinema and a leading voice in the country's film industry.

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