Death of Marcel Marceau

March 22, 1923 - September 22, 2007
Cahors, France | Age 84

French mime who brought poetry to silence, dies at age 84
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Marcel Marceau, whose lithe gestures and pliant facial expressions revived the art of mime and brought poetry to silence, died Saturday. He was 84.

Wearing white face paint, soft shoes and a battered hat topped with a red flower, Marceau -- notably through his famed personnage Bip -- played the entire range of human emotions onstage for more than 50 years, never uttering a word. Offstage, however, he was famously chatty. "Never get a mime talking. He won't stop," he once said.


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