Marcel Marceau died on Saturday (Sept. 22) in France. I thought “[silence]” would be an appropriate title, because, as we all know, mimes don’t talk. Well, they usually don’t. Mr. Marceau only spoke once during his entire performing career, when in Mel Brooks’ movie Silent Movie he spoke one word: “No.”
Marceau was a legend in pantomime theatre and inspired many generations of performers. Not just mimes, but also pop and hip-hop artists. As an example, Michael Jackson’s “moonwalk” is derived from Marceau’s Walking Against the Wind routine.
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