Nixon, Marni

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Marni Nixon, known as the singing voice of the stars, is best known for her dubbing work in motion pictures.

Born in California, she is an accomplished singer who has sung opera and classical music as well as appearing on Broadway. Her dubbing credits include the singing voice of Maria in the motion picture West Side Story for Natalie Wood, the singing voice of Anna in The King and I for Deborah Kerr, and the singing voice of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady for Audrey Hepburn. Nixon has also appeared in a touring company of Cabaret as Fraulein Schneider and as the singing voice of Grandma Fa in the Disney release Mulan as well as in many other roles.

From the description of Marni Nixon scores, 1949-1984. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122378540

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referencedIn Powell, Mel. The Mel Powell papers, 1942-1991 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Antheil, George, 1900-1959. Volpone selections (Nina and Celia) / [George Antheil] New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Nixon, Marni. Marni Nixon scores, 1949-1984. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Sondheim, Stephen. Follies / music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; book by James Goldman, 2001. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Antheil, George, 1900-1959. person
associatedWith Powell, Mel. person
associatedWith Sondheim, Stephen. person
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Women singers


Active 1949

Active 1984



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SNAC ID: 29551473