Marcel Marceau

Marcel Marceau

French mime and actor (1923-2007)
Marcel Marceau 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.Wikipedia
BornMarch 22, 1923
HometownStrasbourg, France
Height5'9" (1.75m)
SpouseAnne Sicco (m 1975 - 2007)
ChildrenBaptiste Marceau , Michel Marceau , Camille Marceau , Aurélia Marceau
ParentsCharles Mangel , Anne Werzberg
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L’Escargot: 50 years on from Cheltenham Gold Cup double, the horse who dethroned Red Rum

  • It was once suggested that it was easier to get quotes out of Marcel Marceau than Tommy Carberry. L’Escargot was best known as the horse that finally dethroned Red Rum in the Grand National but is also one of only two horses to win both the National and the Cheltenham Gold Cup – the other being Golden Miller. Quite why he never seems to get the adulation he perhaps deserves is partly down to the public affection for Red Rum but also, in part, because of the understated praise from Carberry and his trainer and father-in-law Dan Moore.

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Film show: Mime star Marcel Marceau's wartime heroics

Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including Jesse Eisenberg's role in "Resistance", playing the legendary mime star Marcel Marceau who helped thousands of Jews escape the Nazis. They also discuss restored films from 20th century Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu and the online Black Australia Festival, which is devoted to lifting up indigenous voices.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

The Jodorowsky Constellation
The Jodorowsky Constellation
1h 26min
1994
Red Skelton's More Funny Faces
Red Skelton's More Funny Faces

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