Marni Nixon 1930 – 2016

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The fantastic Marni Nixon has passed away, aged 86. If you don’t recognize the name, you’ll definitely recognize the voice. Nicknamed ‘Hollywood’s invisible voice’, she dubbed many of the era’s greatest stars in some of the greatest musicals of all time, from Natalie Wood (West Side Story, 1961) to Deborah Kerr (The King and I, 1956) to Audrey Hepburn (My Fair Lady, 1964), and many others.

Aside from this, she also played Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music (1965), was an accomplished opera singer, won four Emmys for her show Boomerang, and taught for many years at the California Institute of Arts and the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara.

Her body of work is impressive and she will always have her place in Hollywood history.

Goodbye Marni Nixon and thank you.

 

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