Sunday, September 23, 2007

Marcel Marceau

A moment of silence for famed French mime Marcel Marceau who died yesterday. He was 84.
His North American debut was at the Stratford Festival of Canada.

His famous figure of Bip, the melancholy, engaging clown with a limp red flower in his hat, was created 60 years ago this year.

Marcel Marceau did have a speaking roles in some motion pictures... the most famous of those being the 1976 Mel Brooks film Silent Movie.

I had the privilege of seeing Marcel Marceau in Paris, many years ago.


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