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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
Pantomime
 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
 1955 In the Park (Short)
La statue qui s'anime
 1954 Pantomimes (Short)
 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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Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Le Mime Marceau
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Personal Quote:

Among those kids was maybe an Einstein, a Mozart, somebody who (would have) found a cancer drug. That is why we have a great responsibility. Let us love one another. - on the children killed in Auschwitz. See more »

Trivia:

In the early 1950s, he was virtually unknown in his native France (which has a strong mime tradition). Laurel & Hardy were doing a world tour and, while they were playing Paris, someone tipped them off that Marceau was doing incredible mime in an insignificant suburban theatre. They went to see him and, a few days later, instead of doing the second half of their regular show after the interval, ... See more »

Trademark:

Performs mime in whiteface as his character "Bip"

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