PARIS (AP) - Marcel Marceau, the master of mime who transformed silence into poetry with lithe gestures and pliant facial expressions that spoke to generations of young and old, has died. He was 84.
Wearing white face paint, soft shoes and a battered hat topped with a red flower, Marceau breathed new life into an art that dates to ancient Greece. He played out the human comedy through his alter-ego Bip without ever uttering a word.
Offstage, he was famously chatty. "Never get a mime talking. He won't stop," he once said.
A French Jew, Marceau escaped deportation to a Nazi death camp during World War II, unlike his father who died in Auschwitz. Marceau worked with the French Resistance to protect Jewish children, and later used the memories of his own life to feed his art....
Here was one French Jew (Marcel [Mangel] Marceau) that at least tried to un-do what Satanic-Vaticanist Roman-"Catholic"-Cultic Warlock, Soothsayer and Occultist (French Jew) Michel de Notredam [a.k.a. Nostradamus] did over the French peoples & World for the past 450+ years !