Friday, March 22, 2013

March 22 Birthday: Marcel Marceau

Marcel Marceau, actor
March 22, 1923-September 22, 2007

Monsieur Marceau: Actor Without Words by Leda Schubert, illustrated by Gerard DuBois  (Roaring Brook, 2012)

This is the story of the amazing French mime, who acted without words. As a child, he loved the antics of Charlie Chaplin, the silent film star. During WWII he resisted the Nazis, and led children to safety. Then, he created the character of Bip and became the most famous mime in the world. The 2013 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Winner for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children!

Watch Marcel Marceau onstage in this YouTube video.