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Marcel Marceau Passes Today at age 84 Marcel Marceau, who revived the art of mime and brought poetry to silence, has died, his former assistant said Sunday. He was 84.A French Jew, Marceau survived the Holocaust - and also worked with the French Resistance to protect Jewish children. His biggest inspiration was Charlie Chaplin. Marceau, in turn, inspired countless young performers - Michael Jackson borrowed his famous "moonwalk" from a Marceau sketch, "Walking Against the Wind."
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Added: 23rd September 2007
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Posted by: Naomi on 2007-09-23 
Thanks Old Fart, this was another individual who did more than what most people are aware of. When he was 16, his Jewish family was forced to flee their home when France entered WWII. He later joined Charles de Gaulle's Free French Forces as you stated, and, due to his excellent English, he also worked as a liaison officer with General Patton's army. His father, who was a kosher butcher, was arrested by the Gestapo and died in Auschwitz concentration camp.
I can still remember watching him on Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town on Sunday nights.
Posted by: Cliffy on 2007-09-23 
Did he have any last words? Uh, never mime!
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