22 March 1923
|Died||22 September 2007 (aged 84)|
|Resting place||Pere-Lachaise Cemetery|
Marcel Mangel (22 March 1923 – 22 September 2007) better known by his stage name Marcel Marceau, was a French 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