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Marni Nixon (1930–2016)


"Loverly" soprano Marni Nixon has ensured herself a proper place in film history although most moviegoers would not recognize her if they passed her on the street. But if you heard her, that might be a horse of a different color. Marni is one of those unsung heroes (or should I say "much sung" heroes) whose incredible talents were given short ... See full bio »

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Known For

Mulan
Mulan Grandmother Fa
(1998)
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music Sister Sophia
(1965)
An Affair to Remember
An Affair to Remember Terry McKay
(1957)
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk Princess Serena
(1967)

Filmography

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 2011 Glee (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The First Time (2011) ... (performer: "A Boy Like That/I Have a Love" - uncredited)
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (performer: "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" - uncredited)
 2008 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Getting to Know You" - uncredited)
 2002 The King of Queens (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Arthur, Spooner (2002) ... (performer: "Getting To Know You" - uncredited)
 1999 Spaced (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Beginnings (1999) ... (performer: "Getting To Know You")
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Getting to Know You" - uncredited)
 1998 Mulan (performer: "Honor to Us All" (1998) - uncredited)
 1994 Seinfeld (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Raincoats (1994) ... (performer: "I Could Have Danced All Night")
 1991 Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "The Rain in Spain" - uncredited)
 1967 Jack and the Beanstalk (TV Movie) (performer: "One Starry Moment", "One Starry Moment" (Reprise))
 1965 The Sound of Music (performer: "Maria" (1959) - uncredited)
 1964 My Fair Lady (performer: "Why Can't the English?" (1956), "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" (1956), "Just You Wait" (1956), "The Rain in Spain" (1956), "I Could Have Danced All Night" (1956), "You Did It" (1956), "Just You Wait (Reprise)" (1956), "Show Me" (1956), "The Flower Market" (1956), "Without You" (1956) - uncredited)
 1961 West Side Story (performer: "Tonight" (1957), "I Feel Pretty" (1957), "One Hand, One Heart" (1957), "Quintet" (1957), "Somewhere" (1957), "A Boy Like That/I Have a Love" (1957), "Somewhere" (reprise) (1957) - uncredited)
 1961 New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Folk Music in the Concert Hall (1961) ... (performer: "Three Songs from 'Chants del Auvergne'")
 1957 An Affair to Remember ("An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair)") / (performer: "Continué", "The Tiny Scout (He Knows You Inside Out)", "Tomorrow Land")
 1956 Dance with Me, Henry (performer: "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" (aka Drinking Song))
 1956 The King and I (performer: "I Whistle A Happy Tune" (1951), "Hello, Young Lovers" (1951), "Getting To Know You" (1951), "Shall We Dance" (1951) - uncredited)
 1950 Cinderella (performer: "Cinderella" - uncredited)
 1949 The Secret Garden (performer: "Hindoo Song of Love")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(12/99) Stage: Appeared with Christopher Walken and Blair Brown in a limited Broadway musical version of "James Joyce's The Dead". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »


Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[from an interview in 1981] It got so I'd lent my voice to so many others that I felt it no longer belonged to me. It was eerie; I had lost part of myself. See more »

Trivia:

Earned her reputation as "Singing Voice of the Stars" by "ghosting" other film luminaries as well, including Margaret O'Brien, Janet Leigh, and Jeanne Crain in some of their song sequences. She even touched up some singing parts for Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), dubbing the phrase "These rocks don't lose their shape" and some higher notes in the "Diamond's Are a Girl's Best ... See more »

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Pisces

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