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Died legendary French clown

September 23 2007

Died world-renowned French actor-mime Marcel Marceau. The famous clown Bip went to 85-year life.

Marcel Marceau was born in a simple Jewish family of 22 March 1923 in Strasbourg. Shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War, he and his family were forced to flee, and later participated in the resistance movement.

After the war, Marceau created the scenic image of a clown beep, its famed throughout the world. Soon the actor organized troupe of "Commonwealth of memes, which lasted until 1960 and spawned many of his imitators.

Upon completion of the work in the company, Mars in the decades played a solo program, and was praised by Vladimir Vysotsky. On the death of the great clown informs BBC.

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