Is it true in 1843 a street mime got stuck in his imaginary box and died of starvation
There is indeed a rumor that in 1843 a street mime in Paris got stuck in his imaginary box and died of starvation, but there is no actual evidence to prove that this is anything more than a myth.
Mime is one of the oldest forms of self expression, it's a method of communication that does not require any language, or at the very least, a common language between two or more people.
Mime is believed to have begun in ancient Greece, in the Theater of Dionysus in Athens where actors in masks performed in front of 10,000 or more people to honor the god of theater: Dionysus.
In mid August the San Francisco Mime Troupe performed its brand of satirical social theater in Santa Cruz at the San Lorenzo Park; they put on a free show called "For the Greater Good," about the perils of unchecked capitalism.