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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

The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music Sister Sophia
(1965)
Mulan
Mulan Grandmother Fa
(1998)
I Think I Do
I Think I Do Aunt Alice
(1997)
An Affair to Remember
An Affair to Remember Terry McKay
(1957)

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 Route 66 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Goodnight Sweet Blues (1961) ... (performer: "I'm Coming Virginia")
 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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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 »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »


Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[from an interview in 2007] You always had to sign a contract that nothing would be revealed. Twentieth Century Fox, when I did The King and I (1956), threatened me. They said, "If anybody ever knows that you did any part of the dubbing for Deborah Kerr, we'll see to it that you won't work in town again." See more »

Trivia:

Provided the singing voice for Natalie Wood in West Side Story (1961). She also was Deborah Kerr's singing voice in both An Affair to Remember (1957) and the musical classic The King and I (1956). See more »

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