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Famous People Named Marcel

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Ever wondered how many famous people named Marcel there are? This list of celebrities named Marcel includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Marcels on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Marcel, actors named Marcel, and even athletes named Marcel. Well-known Marcels like Marcel Proust, Marcel Desailly, and Marcel Cerdan are just the start of this list.
  • Marcel Proust

    Librarian, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 51 (1871-1922)


    Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (; French: [maʁsɛl pʁust]; 10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922), known as Marcel Proust, was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his...  more

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  • Marcel Desailly



    BirthplaceAccra, Ghana

    Marcel Desailly (born Odenke Abbey, French pronunciation: ​[maʁsɛl dəsɑji]; born 7 September 1968) is a French former professional footballer who played as a centre back or defensive midfielder and...  more

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  • Marcel Cerdan

    Professional Boxer

    AgeDec. at 33 (1916-1949)

    BirthplaceSidi Bel Abbès, Algeria

    Marcellin "Marcel" Cerdan (French pronunciation: ​[maʁsɛl sɛʁdɑ̃]; 22 July 1916 – 28 October 1949) was a French Pied-Noir of spanish origin, world boxing champion who was considered by many boxing...  more

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  • Marcel Dionne

    Ice Hockey Player


    BirthplaceDrummondville, Canada

    Marcel Elphège "Little Beaver" Dionne (born August 3, 1951) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Los...  more
  • Marcel Granollers

    Tennis player


    BirthplaceBarcelona, Spain

    Marcel Granollers Pujol (born 12 April 1986) is a tennis player from Spain who turned professional in 2003. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 19 in July 2012, and his highest...  more

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  • Joseph René Marcel Pronovost (June 15, 1930 – April 26, 2015) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and coach. He played in 1,206 games over 20 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons for...  more
  • Marcel Petiot

    Politician, Physician

    AgeDec. at 49 (1897-1946)

    BirthplaceAuxerre, France

    Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot (17 January 1897 – 25 May 1946) was a French doctor and serial killer. He was convicted of multiple murders after the discovery of the remains of 23 people in the...  more


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  • Marcel Duchamp

    Sculptor, Painter

    AgeDec. at 81 (1887-1968)

    BirthplaceNormandy, Blainville-Crevon, Upper Normandy

    Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp (; French: [maʁsɛl dyʃɑ̃]; 28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968) was a French-American painter, sculptor, chess player, and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, Dada, and...  more

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  • Marcel Breuer


    AgeDec. at 79 (1902-1981)

    BirthplacePécs, Hungary

    Marcel Lajos Breuer, was a Hungarian-born modernist, architect and furniture designer. One of the masters of Modernism, Breuer extended the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the carpentry...  more
  • Marcel Hirscher

    Alpine skier, Athlete


    BirthplaceAnnaberg-Lungötz, Austria

    Marcel Hirscher (born 2 March 1989) is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. Hirscher made his World Cup debut in March 2007. He competes primarily in slalom and giant slalom, as well as combined...  more

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  • Marcel Jacob

    Songwriter, Musician

    AgeDec. at 45 (1964-2009)

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Marcel Jacob (30 January 1964 – 21 July 2009) was a Swedish musician, best known as the bassist in the hard rock bands Talisman and Yngwie Malmsteen. For a brief period, Marcel also played with the...  more
  • Marcel Marceau

    Mime artist, Actor

    AgeDec. at 84 (1923-2007)

    BirthplaceFrance, Strasbourg

    Marcel Marceau (French pronunciation: ​[maʁsɛl maʁso]; born Marcel Mangel; 22 March 1923 – 22 September 2007) was a French actor and mime artist most famous for his stage persona as "Bip the Clown"....  more
  • Marcel Janco


    AgeDec. at 88 (1895-1984)

    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    Marcel Janco was a Romanian and Israeli visual artist, architect and art theorist. He was the co-inventor of Dadaism and a leading exponent of Constructivism in Eastern Europe. In the 1910s, he...  more
  • AgeDec. at 83 (1899-1983)

    BirthplaceFrance, Paris

    Marcel Dalio (born Israel Moshe Blauschild; 23 November 1899 in Paris – 18 November 1983) was a French character actor. He had major roles in two films directed by Jean Renoir, Grand Illusion (1937)...  more
  • Marcel Kittel (born 11 May 1988) is a German former racing cyclist, who last rode for UCI WorldTeam Team Katusha–Alpecin. As a junior, he specialised in time trials, even winning a bronze medal in...  more
  • Marcel Jouhandeau

    Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 90 (1888-1979)

    BirthplaceGuéret, France

    Marcel Jouhandeau (July 26, 1888 Guéret – April 7, 1979) was a French writer....  more
  • Marcel Vogel

    Chemist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 73 (1917-1991)


    Marcel Joseph Vogel (April 14, 1917 – February 12, 1991) was a research scientist working at the IBM San Jose Research Center for 27 years. He is sometimes referred to as Dr. Vogel, although this...  more
  • Marcel Thil

    Professional Boxer

    AgeDec. at 64 (1904-1968)

    BirthplaceSaint-Dizier, France

    Marcel Thil (25 May 1904 – 14 August 1968) was a French boxer and middleweight world champion. Statistical boxing website BoxRec rates Thil as the best French boxer ever across all weight divisions....  more
  • Marcel Junod


    AgeDec. at 57 (1904-1961)

    BirthplaceNeuchâtel, Switzerland

    Marcel Junod (May 14, 1904 – June 16, 1961) was a Swiss doctor and one of the most accomplished field delegates in the history of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). After medical...  more
  • Age33

    BirthplaceMagdeburg, Germany

    Marcel Schmelzer (German pronunciation: [maʁˈsɛl ˈʃmɛltsɐ]; born 22 January 1988) is a German footballer who plays for Borussia Dortmund as a left back, serving as captain from 2016 to 2018. He has...  more
  • Marcel Khalife

    Film Score Composer, Musician



    Marcel Khalife (Arabic: مرسيل خليفة‎; b. June 10, 1950, Amchit, Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon) is a Lebanese composer, singer, and oud player. From 1970 to 1975, he taught at the conservatory...  more
  • Marcel Reece

    American football player


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Inglewood, California

    Marcel Antoine Wayne Reece (born June 23, 1985) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played...  more
  • Colonel Marcel Émile Haegelen (13 September 1896 – 24 May 1950), Légion d'honneur, Médaille militaire, Croix de Guerre, was a World War I French flying ace credited with 23 victories....  more
  • Marcel Ophüls

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceHesse, Eurasia, Germany, Frankfurt

    Alternative NameMarcel Wall, M. Ophuls, Marcel Ophuls

    Marcel Ophuls (German: [ˈɔfʏls]; born 1 November 1927) is a documentary film maker and former actor, best known for his films The Sorrow and the Pity and Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus...  more
  • Marcel Woods is a retired Dutch DJ and producer from Eindhoven....  more
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