Marceau in July 2004
22 March 1923
|Died||September 22, 2007 (aged 84)
Marcel Mangel (22 March 1923 – 22 September 2007) better known by his stage name Marcel Marceau, was a well-known mime. He was one of the most popular mimes in the world. He was said to be "single-handedly responsible for reviving the art of mime after World War II."
Marceau created many personalities. The most famous of these is probably Bip the clown. He received several awards for his works.
- The French Legion of Honour, in the rank of an Officer, 1986
- Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres
- The French Order of Merit
- "French mime artist Marceau dies". BBC News. 2007-09-23. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7009040.stm. Retrieved 2007-09-23.