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Marcel Marceau

Marcel Marceau, as Bip the clown, June 16, 1977
Birth name Marcel Mangel
Born March 22, 1923(1923-03-22)
Strasbourg, France
Died September 22, 2007 (aged 84)
Cahors, France

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Early life and training

Marcel Mangel was born in Strasbourg, France, the son of Anne (née Werzberg) and Charles Mangel.[1] When he was 4 years of age, his family moved to Lille, but returned to Strasbourg when he was in his early teens.[2] When he was 16, France entered the Second World War, and his Jewish family was forced to flee from Strasbourg, near the German border, to Limoges.[2] His father, a kosher butcher, was arrested by the Gestapo and died in the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944.[2] For other uses, see Strasburg. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Lille (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... This article is about the French commune. ... Auschwitz (Konzentrationslager Auschwitz) was the largest of the Nazi German concentration camps. ...

Marcel and his older brother Alain adopted the last name "Marceau" in order to hide their Jewish nationality; as a gesture of defiance, however, the name was chosen as a reference to François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, a general of the French Revolution.[2] The two brothers joined the French Resistance in Limoges, where they saved numerous Jewish children from concentration camps, and later joined Charles de Gaulle's Free French Forces.[2] Due to Marcel's excellent English, he worked as a liaison officer with General Patton's army. [3],[2] François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers (March 1, 1769 - September 21, 1796), French general, was born at Chartres. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The French Revolution (1789–1815) was a period of political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on... The Croix de Lorraine, the symbol of the resistance chosen by de Gaulle French Resistance is the name used for resistance movements during World War II which fought the Nazi German occupation of France and the collaborationist Vichy regime. ... This article is about the French commune. ... A concentration camp is a large detention centre created for political opponents, aliens, specific ethnic or religious groups, civilians of a critical war-zone, or other groups of people, often during a war. ... For other uses, see Charles de Gaulle (disambiguation). ... Flag De Jure territory Capital Paris Capital-in-exile London, Algiers Government Republic Leader Charles de Gaulle Historical era World War II  - de Gaulles appeal June 18, 1940  - Liberation of Paris August, 1944 The Free French Forces (French: , FFL) were French fighters in World War II, who decided to... George Smith Patton Jr. ...

Marcel was married and divorced three times: the first to Huguette Mallet by which he had two sons, Michel and Baptiste, the second to Ella Jaroszewicz and the third to Anne Sicco by which he had two daughters, Camille and Aurélia.[4]

Gifted in gymnastics and acting, and inspired by Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, the Marx Brothers, and similar artists, Marcel became an actor.[2] After the war, he enrolled in 1946 as a student in Charles Dullin's School of Dramatic Art in the Sarah Bernhardt Theatre in Paris, where he studied with teachers like Charles Dullin and the great master, Étienne Decroux, who had also taught Jean-Louis Barrault. Marceau joined Barrault's company[5] and was soon cast in the role of Arlequin in the pantomime, Baptiste - which Barrault himself had interpreted in the world famous film Les Enfants du Paradis. Marceau's performance won him such acclaim that he was encouraged to present his first "mimodrama", called Praxitele and the Golden Fish, at the Bernhardt Theatre that same year. The acclaim was unanimous and Marceau's career as a mime was firmly established. Charles Chaplin redirects here. ... Buster Keaton (born Joseph Frank Keaton, October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American silent film comic actor and filmmaker. ... This article is about the comedian siblings. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles Dullin (May 8, 1885 Yenne, Savoie - December 11, 1949, Paris) was a French actor and director. ... Sarah Bernhardt (October 23, 1844 – March 26, 1923) was a French stage actress. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Étienne Decroux (July 19, 1898 in Paris, France - March 12, 1991 in Billancourt, Somme, Picardie) studied at Jacques Copeaus Ecole du Vieux-Colombier, where he saw the beginnings of what was to become his lifes obsession--Corporeal Mime. ... Jean-Louis Barrault (September 9, 1910 - January 22, 1994) was a French actor, director and mime artist. ... This article is about the film. ...

Career and signature characters

In 1947, Marceau created "Bip" the clown, who in his striped pullover and battered, beflowered silk opera hat — signifying the fragility of life — has become his alter ego, even as Chaplin's "Little Tramp" became that star's major personality. Bip's misadventures with everything from butterflies to lions, on ships and trains, in dance-halls or restaurants, were limitless. As a style pantomime, Marceau was acknowledged without peer. His silent exercises, which include such classic works as The Cage, Walking Against the Wind, The Mask Maker, and In The Park, as well as satires on everything from sculptors to matadors, were described as works of genius. Of his summation of the ages of man in the famous Youth, Maturity, Old Age and Death, one critic said: "He accomplishes in less than two minutes what most novelists cannot do in volumes." Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In 1949, following his receipt of the renowned Deburau Prize (established as a memorial to the 19th century mime master Jean-Gaspard Deburau) for his second mimodrama, "Death before Dawn", Marceau formed his Compagnie de Mime Marcel Marceau - the only company of pantomime in the world at the time. The ensemble played the leading Paris theaters - Le Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Le Theatre de la Renaissance, and the Sarah Bernhardt, as well as other playhouses throughout the world. From 1959 to 1960, a retrospective of his mimodramas, including the famous The Overcoat by Gogol, ran for a full year at the Amibigu Theatre in Paris. He has produced 15 other mimodramas, including Pierrot de Montmartre, The 3 Wigs, The Pawn Shop, 14th July, The Wolf of Tsu Ku Mi, Paris Cries—Paris Laughs, and Don Juan (adapted from the Spanish writer Tirso de Molina). Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jean-Gaspard Deburau (born Jan KaÅ¡par Dvořák on July 31, 1796 - June 17, 1846) was a Bohemian-French actor and mime. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cover by Igor Grabar, 1890s For the Russian animated film, see The Overcoat (animated film). ... Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol (Russian: Николай Васильевич Гоголь) (March 31, 1809 - March 4, 1852) was a Ukrainian-born Russian writer. ...

World recognition

Marceau performed all over the world in order to spread the "art of silence" (L'art du silence). He first toured the United States in 1955 and 1956, close on the heels of his North American debut at the Stratford Festival of Canada. After his opening engagement at the Phoenix Theater in New York, which received rave reviews, he moved to the larger Barrymore Theater to accommodate the public demand. This first US tour ended with a record breaking return to standing room only crowds in San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and other major cities. His extensive transcontinental tours included South America, Africa, Australia, China, Japan, South East Asia, Russia, and Europe. His last world tour covered the United States in 2004, and returned to Europe in 2005 and Australia in 2006. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ... Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter (born August 18, 1927) is the wife of former President Jimmy Carter and was First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. ... Amy Lynn Carter Wentzel (born October 19, 1967) is the only daughter of U.S. president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The Festival Theatre The Stratford Festival of Canada is a summer-long celebration of theatre held each year in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. ... The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is located in New York City, on 243 W. 47th St (between 8th Avenue and Broadway). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...

Marceau's art became familiar to millions through his many television appearances. His first television performance as a star performer on the Max Liebman Show of Shows won him the television industry's coveted Emmy Award. He appeared on the BBC as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol in 1973. He was a favorite guest of Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas and Dinah Shore, and he also had his own one-man show entitled "Meet Marcel Marceau". He teamed with Red Skelton in three concerts of pantomimes. An Emmy Award. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (commonly known as A Christmas Carol ) is what Charles Dickens described as his little Christmas Book and was first published on December 19, 1843 with illustrations by John Leech. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... Mervyn Edward Merv Griffin, Jr. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore February 29, 1916 - February 24, 1994) was an American singer and actress. ... Richard Bernard Red Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) was an American comedian whose greatest impact — in a career which began as a teen circus clown and graduated to vaudeville, Broadway, MGM films, and radio — began when he reached television stardom with The Red Skelton Show (NBC, 1951–1952...

Marceau also showed his versatility in motion pictures such as First Class, in which he played 17 roles, Shanks, where he combined his silent art, playing a deaf and mute puppeteer, and his speaking talent, as a mad scientist; as Professor Ping in Barbarella, and a cameo as himself in Mel Brooks' Silent Movie, in which, with purposeful irony, he is the only actor with an audible speaking part, uttering the single word "Non!" when Brooks asks him (subtitled) if he would participate in the film. He also had a role in a low-budget film roughly based on his life story called Paint It White. The film was never completed because another actor in the movie, a life-long friend with whom he had attended school, died halfway through shooting. Barbarella, also known as Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy is a 1968 erotic science fiction film, based on the French Barbarella comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article is about the comedy film. ...

As an author, Marceau published two books for children, the Marcel Marceau Alphabet Book and the Marcel Marceau Counting Book, and poetry and illustrations, including La ballade de Paris et du Monde (The Ballad of Paris and of the World), an art book which he wrote in 1966, and The Story of Bip, written and illustrated by Marceau and published by Harper and Row. In 1982, Le Troisième Oeil, (The Third Eye), his collection of ten original lithographs, was published in Paris with an accompanying text by Marceau. Belfond of Paris published Pimporello in 1987. In 2001, a new photo book for children titled Bip in a Book, published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, appeared in the bookstores in the US, France and Australia. Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...

In 1978, Marceau established his own school in Paris: École Internationale de Mimodrame de Paris, Marcel Marceau (International School of Mimodrame of Paris, Marcel Marceau). In 1996, he established the Marceau Foundation to promote mime in the United States. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...

In 1995, vocalist, dancer, choreographer and mime Michael Jackson and Marceau conceived a concert for HBO, but the project was never completed. In 2000, Marceau brought his full mime company to New York City for presentation of his new mimodrama, The Bowler Hat, previously seen in Paris, London, Tokyo, Taipei, Caracas, Santo Domingo, Valencia (Venezuela) and Munich. From 1999, when Marceau returned with his classic solo show to New York and San Francisco after 15-year absences for critically-acclaimed sold out runs, his career in America enjoyed a remarkable renaissance with strong appeal to a third generation. He latterly appeared to overwhelming acclaim for extended engagements at such legendary American theaters as The Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, demonstrating the timeless appeal of the work and the mastery of this unique artist. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Fords Theatre at 511 10th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. is an active theatre in Washington DC, United States, used for various performances. ... The American Repertory Theatre (or A.R.T.) is housed in the Loeb Drama Center at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ...

Marceau's new full company production Les Contes Fantastiques (Fantasy Tales) opened to great acclaim at the Theatre Antoine in Paris.

Acclaim and honors

The French Government conferred upon Marceau its highest honor, making him an "Officier de la Légion d'honneur", and in 1978 he received the Medaille Vermeil de la Ville de Paris. In November 1998, President Chirac named Marceau a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit; and he was an elected member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin, the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, the Académie des Beaux-Arts of the Institut de France. The City of Paris awarded him a grant, which enabled him to reopen his International School, which offered a three-year curriculum. Chiang Kai-sheks Légion dhonneur. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... “Chirac” redirects here. ... The Ordre National du Mérite (in English: The National Order of Merit) is an Order of Chivalry awarded by the President of France. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Akademie der Bildenden Künste München New Building Panoramic view of the Academy The Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (German: Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, also known as Munich Academy) was founded 1808 by Maximilian I of Bavaria in Munich as the Royal Academy of Fine Arts... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... The Académie des beaux-arts (Academy of Fine Arts) is a French learned society. ... The Institut de France (French Institute) is a French learned society, grouping five académies, the most famous of which is probably the Académie française. ...

Marceau held honorary doctorates from Ohio State University, Linfield College, Princeton University and the University of Michigan. The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... Linfield College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in McMinnville, Oregon, United States, with a campus in Portland, Oregon, and an adult degree program located in eight communities throughout the state. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ...

Marceau has been declared a "national treasure" by Japan. [citation needed]

In 1999 New York City declared March 18 to be Marcel Marceau Day. This article is about the year. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Marceau accepted the honor and responsibilities of serving as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Second World Assembly on Aging, which took place in Madrid, Spain, in April 2002. UN and U.N. redirect here. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ...


Marceau passed away on September 22, 2007. He died of a heart attack in his house of Cahors (France); he was 84. He was buried at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France. He was honoured with two minutes of silence, a particularly appropriate gesture considering how many people around the world found joy in Marceau's conspicuously silent art form. Looking down the hill at Père-Lachaise. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


Marcel Marceau at the Internet Movie Database The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...


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  • Marceau's Creation of the World, a retelling of the first two chapters of Genesis is, in part, recreated by Axel Jodorowsky in Alejandro Jodorowsky's 1989 film Santa Sangre. Both father and son Jodorowsky had worked with Marceau.
  • Michael Jackson's "moonwalk" dance was inspired by Marceau's Walking Against the Wind routine.[6]
  • Japan's Maruse Taro was greatly influenced by Marceau, and his mimer's name is derived from that of Marceau[citation needed].
  • A mime similar to Marceau appeared in the 1991 Dwight Yoakam video "It Only Hurts When I Cry".
  • The fluid movements of Liquid Dancing and Popping can be traced to the influence of Marcel Marceau and pantomime theater.
  • Marcel Marceau and his Walking Against the Wind routine are mentioned in the "Weird" Al Yankovic song, "She Never Told Me She Was a Mime".

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  1. ^ Marcel Marceau Biography (1923-)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Marcel Marceau - In Memorium", Jewish Free Press, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 19, 2007
  3. ^ Marcel Marceau, Master of Silence
  4. ^ Marcel Marceau, Renowned Mime, Dies at 84-NY Times
  5. ^ Master of Mime passes away
  6. ^ Associated Press. "Grand master of mime, Marcel Marceau, dies", 23 September 2007. Retrieved on 2007-09-23. 

America's own Ricky Smith who currently resides in Nebraska, studied underneath Marcel Marceau as well. Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Marcel Marceau, born in 1923, French mime, born in Strasbourg, considered to have almost single-handedly revived the ancient art of pantomime.
Marceau's one-man show was the outstanding success of the 1955-56 theatrical season in New York City, and he went on to tour the world many times.
Marceau is the founder of an international school for pantomime, the L’Ecole International de Mimodrame in Paris, and has been honored numerous times by the French government, including membership in the Legion of Honor.
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When Marceau performs with his ensemble company, the first act is usually a selection of solo Style Pantomimes and Bip pantomimes, and the second act involves the entire company in the group performance of a mimodrame.
When Marceau first presented these and his own similar works, they were essentially short demonstrations, or "exercises", as Marceau calls them, whose purpose was to show the audience the wonder of the technique of mime, and allow them to appreciate this aspect separately from any dramatic context.
Marceau compares Bip to Don Quixote, always in search of adventure, and battling the windmills of life against which he is powerless.
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