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MARCEL MARCEAU

AWARDS AND HONORS

Few artists achieve such success, popularity, and worldwide renown as to set the standard for the art they practice.  For many years, the name Marcel Marceau was practically synonymous with the art of mime, and his unparalleled artistic achievements have been recognized by nations, cultural institutions, and universities around the world.

Awards and honors bestowed upon Marcel Marceau include the following:

Deburau Prize - Mimodrame Death Before Dawn at Young Companies competition 1948

Member, Academy of Arts and Letters of Berlin 1954

Bronze Bear award at Berlin film festival for film Pantomimes (prod. Paul Paviot) 1954

Palme d'Or at Sao Paulo, Brazil film festival for film Un Jardin Public (prod. Paul Paviot) 1955

Emmy® Award winner 1956 - Best Specialty Act, Single or Group

Named Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by French government 1959

Promoted to Officier des Arts et Lettres 1966

Emmy® Award nomination 1969 - Outstanding Variety or Musical Program, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Gold Medal of Czechoslovakia for his contribution to cultural relations between Czechoslovakia and France 1969

Commemorative bronze medallion of Marcel Marceau

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Named Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur for cultural affairs 1970

Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Linfield College (USA) 1971

Gold Medal at festival of theatre in Spain 1971

Member, Academy of Arts of Munich 1972

Promoted to Commandeur des Arts et Lettres 1973

Gold Medal at festival of theatre in Spain 1974

Promoted to Officier dans l'ordre des Arts et Lettres 1978

Received Medaille Vermeille de la Ville de Paris 1978

Honorary Doctorate from Princeton University 1981

Received Cross of Merit (cultural) from East Germany 1983

Honorary Doctorate from University of Michigan 1985

Promoted to Officier de la Légion d'Honneur 1986

Gold Medal of Mexico City 1987

Elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts, Institut de France, 1991 (Installed 1993)

Francisco de Miranda Award, presented by President Rafael Caldera of Venezuela 1996

Honorary Doctorate from Ohio State University 1998

University Musical Society (Univ. of Michigan) Distinguished Artist Award 2001

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from University of Hawai‘i at Manoa 2001

Raoul Wallenberg Medal 2001 (for helping save Jews during WWII) 2001 | More on this award

Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Second World Assembly on Ageing 2002

 
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Encyclopedia Main Page for Marcel Marceau

Biography

Marceau's Stage Performance — His character Bip, his Style Pantomimes, his Mimodrames

List of Countries Toured

Television Appearances

Film Appearances

Video and Audio Recordings

Books by and about Marceau

Paintings, Drawings, and Lithographs

Awards and Honors

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