Marcel Marceau Biography (1923-)

Born March 22, 1923, in Strasbourg, France; son of Charles (a butcher) and Anne (Werzberg) Mangel; married Huguette Mallet (an actress; divorced); marriedElla Jaroszewicz, June 16, 1966; children: Michel, Baptiste, and two daughters. Avocational interests: Painting, poetry, fencing. Career: Pantomimist. Barrault-Renaud Company, member of company, 1946-49; Compagnie deMime Marcel Marceau, Paris, France, founder and director, 1949-; International School of Mime of Paris Marcel Marceau, director. Created the personalityof "Bip" the clown. Military service: French Army; also served with French underground forces, 1944. Member: Academie des Beaux Arts (Paris), German Academy of Arts and Letters, Akademie der Schoenen Kuenste (Munich,Germany). Awards, Honors: Deburau Prize, 1948, for Mort Avant l'Aube; Emmy Award, outstanding achievement by an individual performer in music or variety, 1955, for Your Show of Shows; shared Emmy Award nomination, best variety or musical program, 1968, for Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In; Medaille Vermeil de la Ville de Paris, 1987; honorary doctorate, Princeton University, 1981; named Grand Officer of the Order of Merit, 1998; officer, French Legion of Honor; commandeur des Arts et Lettres de la Republique Francaise; honorary D.Univ., University of Oregon; Gold Medal, Czechoslovak Republic; honorary doctorates from Linfield College, Ohio State University, andUniversity of Michigan. Addresses: Office: Compagnie de Mime Marcel Marceau, 32 rue de Londres, 75009 Paris, France.

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March 22, 1923
Strasbourg, France

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