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Marcel Marceau (I) (1923–2007)

Marcel Marceau was the legendary mime, who survived the Nazi occupation, and saved many children in WWII. He was regarded for his peerless style pantomime, moving audiences without uttering a single word, and was known to the World as a "master of silence." He was born Marcel Mangel on March 22, 1923, in Strasbourg, Alsace, France, and was brought ... See full bio »

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 1998 Joseph's Gift
The Snake
 1989 Paganini
 1983 The Islands
Directeur de l'IGN
 1983 Red Skelton's More Funny Faces (TV Movie)
Bip the Mime
 1974 Shanks
Malcolm Shanks / Old Walker
 1966 It
 1961-1966 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Bip / Soldier Doll
- Concert in Pantomime (1966) ... Bip / Soldier Doll
- Pantomime Concert (1961) ... Bip
 1959 Die schöne Lügnerin
Mit seinem Ensemble / Mime
 1956 Pantomimes (Short)
 1955 In the Park (Short)
La statue qui s'anime
 1954 Der Mantel (TV Movie)
Erster Schreiber
 1954 The Anatomy of Love (segment "La Parade")
 1951 Journal masculin (Short)
 1947 La bague
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He performed in the show, "Marcel Marceau," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Jean Jerome Raclot and Jean-Luc Verna in the cast. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Le Mime Marceau

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If you stop at all when you are 70 or 80, you cannot go on. You have to keep working. - 2003 Associated Press interview. See more »


His "Walking Against the Wind" routine inspired Michael Jackson's moonwalk. See more »


Performs mime in whiteface as his character "Bip"

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