Marcel Marceau

Marcel Marceau, the Frenchman whose name was synonymous with the art of mime, has died, according to Reuters. He was 84. Even those who know little or nothing about mime knew Mr. Marceau and his pantomime persona of Bip — a gentle soul in whiteface with arched black eyebrows and black marks under each eye, topped by a crush hat adorned with a red flower.

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  • Born: Mar 22, 1923 in Strasbourg, France
  • Death: Sep 22, 2007 in Lot, France