Marcel Marceau

1923 - 2007

Marcel Marceau

Marcel Marceau (French pronunciation: ​[maʁsɛl maʁso]; born Marcel Mangel; 22 March 1923 – 22 September 2007) was a French actor and mime artist most famous for his stage persona, "Bip the Clown". He referred to mime as the "art of silence" and he performed professionally worldwide for over 60 years. As a Jewish youth, he lived in hiding and worked with the French Resistance during most of World War II, giving his first major performance to 3,000 troops after the liberation of Paris in August 1944. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcel Marceau has received more than 1,303,194 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 205th most popular actor.

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Among actors, Marcel Marceau ranks 204 out of 8,832Before him are Simone Signoret, Gary Oldman, Geraldine Chaplin, Peter Sellers, Salman Khan, and Angela Lansbury. After him are Shirley Temple, Giuliano Gemma, Lauren Bacall, Silvana Mangano, Paulette Goddard, and Jeff Bridges.

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Among people born in 1923, Marcel Marceau ranks 19Before him are Italo Calvino, Roy Lichtenstein, Irma Grese, Nadine Gordimer, Peter II of Yugoslavia, and György Ligeti. After him are René Favaloro, Mas Oyama, Alan Shepard, Jack Kilby, Richard Attenborough, and Arvid Carlsson. Among people deceased in 2007, Marcel Marceau ranks 11Before him are Kurt Waldheim, Jean Baudrillard, Mstislav Rostropovich, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlo Ponti, and Kurt Vonnegut. After him are Sidney Sheldon, Paul Tibbets, Ève Curie, Maurice Béjart, Mohammed Zahir Shah, and Ryszard Kapuściński.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marcel Marceau ranks 516 out of 4,109Before him are Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), Roger Vadim (1928), Paul Éluard (1895), Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), Jean Lannes (1769), and Charles II of Navarre (1332). After him are André Le Nôtre (1613), Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1747), Antipope Clement VII (1342), Maurice de Vlaminck (1876), and Gustave Caillebotte (1848).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Marcel Marceau ranks 16Before him are Jean Renoir (1894), Jeanne Moreau (1928), Philippe Noiret (1930), Fernandel (1903), Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930), and Gérard Philipe (1922). After him are Anouk Aimée (1932), Annie Girardot (1931), Mireille Darc (1938), Isabelle Huppert (1953), Pierre Richard (1934), and Isabelle Adjani (1955).