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July 23rd

Marni Nixon, voice of classic movie songs, dies 86

Margaret Nixon McEathron (February 22, 1930 – July 24, 2016), better known as Marni Nixon, was an American soprano and playback singer for featured actresses in movie musicals. She is best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including The King and I, West Side Story and My Fair Lady.

Besides her voice work in films, Nixon's varied career included some film roles of her own, television, opera, concerts with major symphony orchestras around the world, musicals on stage throughout the United States, and recordings.

Nixon died on July 24, 2016, in New York from the effects of breast cancer, aged 86.

Marni Nixon (dubbing Deborah Kerr) and Chorus sing "Getting to Know You"

West Side Story - Tonight - Natalie Wood - Marni Nixon

Marni Nixon - Movie and TV Clips