R.I.P. Singer Marni Nixon

Marni Nixon, the Voice Behind the Screen, Dies at 86

Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a spate of celebrated Hollywood films. She dubbed Deborah Kerr in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood in “West Side Story” and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady,” among many others.

I was so surprised when I learned this as a teenager. Movies (and TV) are so go at lying. Sometimes too damn good.

Rest in peace.

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