Marcel Marceau

1923 - 2007

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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 1,895,868 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Marcel Marceau is the 241st most popular actor (down from 202nd in 2019), the 531st most popular biography from France (down from 515th in 2019) and the 18th most popular French Actor.

Marcel Marceau was a French actor and mime who was most famous for his silent performances.

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Among actors, Marcel Marceau ranks 241 out of 10,030Before him are James Coburn, Kim Basinger, Ian McShane, Roy Scheider, Mickey Rourke, and Benny Hill. After him are Paul Hogan, John Cazale, Faye Dunaway, Alec Guinness, Errol Flynn, and Warren Beatty.

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Among people born in 1923, Marcel Marceau ranks 21Before him are Nadine Gordimer, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Franco Zeffirelli, György Ligeti, Mas Oyama, and Carroll Shelby. After him are Jack Kilby, Lee Teng-hui, Richard Attenborough, Alan Shepard, Yma Sumac, and Anne Baxter. Among people deceased in 2007, Marcel Marceau ranks 12Before him are Jean Baudrillard, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlo Ponti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Kurt Vonnegut, and Mohammed Zahir Shah. After him are Paul Tibbets, Sidney Sheldon, Maurice Béjart, Albert Ellis, Deborah Kerr, and Ryszard Kapuściński.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marcel Marceau ranks 531 out of 5,234Before him are Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848), Marcel Mauss (1872), Chilperic I (539), Rashi (1040), Genevieve (423), and Antipope Clement VII (1342). After him are Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), Mary of Guise (1515), J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940), William II of England (1056), François Arago (1786), and Joseph Black (1728).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Marcel Marceau ranks 18Before him are Philippe Noiret (1930), Jeanne Moreau (1928), Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930), Gérard Philipe (1922), Michel Piccoli (1925), and Fernandel (1903). After him are Mireille Darc (1938), Isabelle Huppert (1953), Pierre Richard (1934), Isabelle Adjani (1955), Sophie Marceau (1966), and Annie Girardot (1931).

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