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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcel Marceau has received more than 2,291,123 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Marcel Marceau is the 134th most popular actor (up from 241st in 2019), the 327th most popular biography from France (up from 530th in 2019) and the 10th 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 134 out of 9,996Before him are Rutger Hauer, Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Robert Duvall, Yves Montand, and Lee Van Cleef. After him are Christoph Waltz, Bruno Ganz, Jim Carrey, Julie Andrews, Jean Renoir, and Oliver Hardy.

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Among people born in 1923, Marcel Marceau ranks 10Before him are Shimon Peres, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Idi Amin, Wisława Szymborska, Heydar Aliyev, and Charlton Heston. After him are Irma Grese, Rocky Marciano, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Italo Calvino, Peter II of Yugoslavia, and Carroll Shelby. Among people deceased in 2007, Marcel Marceau ranks 7Before him are Boris Yeltsin, Ingmar Bergman, Luciano Pavarotti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Mohammed Zahir Shah, and Jean Baudrillard. After him are Kurt Waldheim, Carlo Ponti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Ève Curie, Paul Tibbets, and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marcel Marceau ranks 327 out of 6,011Before him are Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707), Sophie Germain (1776), Paul Valéry (1871), Antonin Artaud (1896), Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749), and Denis Papin (1647). After him are Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1275), Claude of France (1499), Olivier Messiaen (1908), Georges-Eugène Haussmann (1809), François Couperin (1668), and Robert Guiscard (1016).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Marcel Marceau ranks 10Before him are Louis de Funès (1914), Sarah Bernhardt (1844), Catherine Deneuve (1943), Gérard Depardieu (1948), Jean Marais (1913), and Jean Gabin (1904). After him are Jean Renoir (1894), Jeanne Moreau (1928), Fernandel (1903), Anouk Aimée (1932), Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930), and Philippe Noiret (1930).

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