In addition to his film work, Hersholt’s Danish background and love of Hans Christian Andersen led to his English translation of over 160 of Andersen’s fairy tales. These efforts were lauded by King Christian X of Denmark, who knighted Hersholt in 1948, and the translations were published in 1949 as a six-volume set entitled “The Complete Andersen.” That same year, he appeared in 20th Century Fox’s “Dancing in the Dark” as himself, and he received a second honorary Academy Award for “distinguished service to the motion picture industry.”
In 1955, Hersholt received his final film credit, in Nicholas Ray’s Western “Run for Cover.” The next year, although he was dying of cancer, he graciously agreed to appear on the first episode of television’s new “Dr. Christian” program, bestowing his “practice” on the new Dr. Christian (portrayed by MacDonald Carey). Hersholt died on June 2, 1956, and almost immediately the Academy established the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Daniel Boulud is Chef-Owner of several award-winning restaurants and the Feast & Fêtes catering company. While he hails from Lyon, France, it is in New York that he has truly mastered the dining scene and is today considered one of America's leading culinary authorities. Raised on his family's farm in the village of Saint-Pierre-de-Chandieu, the chef remains inspired by the rhythm of the seasons and menus driven by fine ingredients. Since arriving in the US in 1982, Boulud has become renowned for the contemporary appeal he adds to soulful cooking rooted in French tradition