A million inferior imitators have tended to affect our memory of the world's only great mime, Marcel Marceau who died this time last year.
When Marceau was 16, his father was murdered in Auschwitz, and he and his brother changed their surnames to hide their Jewish origins and fought in the French resistance. Amongst other things, they changed the ages on the identity cards of scores of French youths, both Jews and non-Jews, to save them from labour and death camps
Marceau quotes: "I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment."
"It's good to shut up sometimes."
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