Marcel Marceau, 84, (1923 - 2007) For 50 years, he acted out the entire spectrum of human emotions, touring tirelessly with his mime character, Bip. A French Jew, he escaped deportation and worked in the French Resistance. He said Charlie Chaplin was his greatest influence. He also was famously chatty offstage. "Never get a mime talking; he won't stop," he once said. Of his chosen art, he said: "Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?"