Marcel Marceau

LORELAI: All day long, just chirps like a maniac at the top of her lungs. Now, nothing. Silence. Marcel Marceau chicken.

Marcel Marceau, born Marcel Mangel (1923-2007) was a French actor and mime artist, who called mime “the art of silence”. He was most famous for his stage persona of Bip the Clown, who wore a striped jersey and opera hat. Marceau performed for more than 60 years, winning multiple awards, and helping to inspire the dance style of Michael Jackson.

As a young man during World War II, Marceau worked with the French Resistance to save Jewish children from concentration camps, and also won awards for this humanitarian work.

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