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Marni Nixon obituary

26 July 2016 10:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The ‘ghost’ who sang for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, for Deborah Kerr in The King and I and for Natalie Wood in West Side Story

Millions of filmgoers who enjoyed the singing of Deborah Kerr in The King and I (1956), Natalie Wood in West Side Story (1961) and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady (1964) were unaware that their voices were dubbed by Marni Nixon, who has died of breast cancer aged 86.

In order to keep the illusion a secret, the extraordinarily versatile American coloratura soprano was uncredited. It was only some years later, after the heyday of the Hollywood musical had passed, that the curtains were figuratively pulled back to reveal Nixon at a microphone behind the scenes. In film circles, this most unsung of singers was dubbed the “ghostess with the mostest”. However, in classical music circles, Nixon was well known for her wide range of recordings and opera performances, »

- Ronald Bergan

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Marni Nixon Remembered: A Wonderful Collaborator, Even if Natalie Wood Didn’t Agree

25 July 2016 5:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“You are the writer, but I am the author!”

When famed ghost-singer Marni Nixon said those words to me, her ghostwriter, I didn’t quite understand how any of it would work. I had written previous books on my own (“That Book about That Girl,” “Noel Coward: A Bio-bibliography”), but had never been a ghostwriter before. And aren’t they one and the same: author and writer?

What I eventually learned from that “Marni-ese” was that it was all about collaboration. Over the course of a year and a half of intense back and forth work on her memoirs, “I Could Have Sung All Night” (which we almost called “Audrey Hepburn Dubbed My Face”), I came to realize that Marni Nixon was the consummate collaborator.

She was dubbed “the ghostess with the mostest” by Time Magazine when it became public knowledge that she had dubbed Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood »

- Stephen Cole

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Marni Nixon, Singing Voice of Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Dies at 86

25 July 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on EntertainmentWeekly.com.Marni Nixon, a singer whose voice appeared in Hollywood films like The King and I and My Fair Lady, died of breast cancer on Sunday in Manhattan, the New York Times confirmed. She was 86. Nixon began dubbing for leading actresses in the 1940s, and most notably sang Deborah Kerr's parts in both 1956's The King and I and 1957's An Affair to Remember, along with Natalie Wood's parts in 1961's West Side Story and Audrey Hepburn's songs in 1964's My Fair Lady - but there was a time when no »

- Ariana Bacle, @iambacle

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Marni Nixon, Singing Voice of Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Dies at 86

25 July 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on EntertainmentWeekly.com.Marni Nixon, a singer whose voice appeared in Hollywood films like The King and I and My Fair Lady, died of breast cancer on Sunday in Manhattan, the New York Times confirmed. She was 86. Nixon began dubbing for leading actresses in the 1940s, and most notably sang Deborah Kerr's parts in both 1956's The King and I and 1957's An Affair to Remember, along with Natalie Wood's parts in 1961's West Side Story and Audrey Hepburn's songs in 1964's My Fair Lady - but there was a time when no »

- Ariana Bacle, @iambacle

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Marni Nixon, Famous Playback Singer For Movie Musical Actresses, Dies at 86

25 July 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Marni Nixon, American soprano and playback singer for actresses in movie musicals, has died at the age of 86 of breast cancer. She is survived by two daughters from her first marriage, three sisters, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Read More: Damien Chazelle’s Ryan Gosling- and Emma Stone-Starring Awards Contender ‘La La Land’ Lands a Venice Premiere

Throughout the 1950s and ’60s, Nixon was the singing voice for stars in a variety of acclaimed Hollywood films. She dubbed Deborah Kerr in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood in “West Side Story,” and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady.” She also sang for Jeanne Crain in “Cheaper by the Dozen,” Janet Leigh in “Pepe,” and Ida Lupino in “Jennifer.” Her performances were frequently uncredited, but she was considered by the press to be “the ghostess with the mostest.” Though Nixon had to sign contracts that stipulated she wouldn’t »

- Vikram Murthi

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Marni Nixon Dies: Hollywood’s Voice Behind The Stars Was 86

25 July 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Marni Nixon, the voice behind the stars of such films as West Side Story, The King and I and My Fair Lady, has died. She was 86. Nixon died of breast cancer Sunday in Manhattan, according to The New York Times and other media outlets. Nixon’s film career began in the 1940s, singing the voices of the angels heard by Ingrid Bergman in Joan of Arc. She was Margaret O’Brien’s singing voice in Big City that same year  and The Secret Garden in 1949. She went on to what would… »

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Marni Nixon Dies: Hollywood’s Voice Behind The Stars Was 86

25 July 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Marni Nixon, the voice behind the stars of such films as West Side Story, The King and I and My Fair Lady, has died. She was 86. Nixon died of breast cancer Sunday in Manhattan, according to The New York Times and other media outlets. Nixon’s film career began in the 1940s, singing the voices of the angels heard by Ingrid Bergman in Joan of Arc. She was Margaret O’Brien’s singing voice in Big City that same year  and The Secret Garden in 1949. She went on to what would… »

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Newswire: R.I.P. Marni Nixon, singing voice of the Hollywood stars

25 July 2016 9:14 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Legendary “ghost” singer Marni Nixon has died at the age of 86, the New York Times reports. Nixon died yesterday in Manhattan from breast cancer, according to her student and friend Randy Banner. Nixon was often heard but rarely seen in movie musical classics: Her lovely soprano echoed from the mouths of Deborah Kerr in The King And I, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady.

Though Nixon remained in the shadows for most of her career, Kerr actually tipped the public off about Nixon, despite Twentieth Century Fox’s insistence that Nixon keep her participation quiet. “Deborah Kerr herself, gave me some credit right away on The King & I,” Nixon told the Los Angeles Times in 1990. Nixon later also subbed in for Kerr on An Affair To Remember. “By the time I was doing West Side Story a few years later ...

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- Esther Zuckerman

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Marni Nixon, Hollywood Singing Voice, Dies at 86

25 July 2016 9:10 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Marni Nixon, famous for lending her singing voice to leading ladies in a number of classic Hollywood musicals, died Sunday. She was 86. Her death was a result of breast cancer complications, Randy Banner, Nixon’s friend told the New York Times. Nixon dubbed the singing voices for Deborah Kerr in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood in “West Side Story,” and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady.” The latter two won an Academy Award for Best Picture. “It got so I’d lent my voice to so many others that I felt it no longer belonged to me,” she told The Times. »

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Marni Nixon, Voice Behind Stars in Movie Musicals Like ‘My Fair Lady,’ Dies at 86

25 July 2016 8:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marni Nixon, who gained fame as a “ghost singer” for Deborah Kerr in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood in “West Side Story” and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady,” died of breast cancer on Sunday in New York City. She was 86.

In the 1940s, ’50s and into the ’60s, major film actresses without great singing voices were often “dubbed” by anonymous background singers. Studio execs preferred to keep alive the myth that the stars did their own singing. Nixon became the most famous of these — inadvertently at first, because Kerr spilled the beans in an interview about “The King and I” in 1956.

She was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Altadena, Calif. By the time she was 4, her family discovered that she had the rare gift of “perfect pitch” and started her on violin lessons.

By the time she was 7, she was working as an extra or bit player in films, which continued through her teen years. »

- Jon Burlingame

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My Fair Lady and West Side Story 'ghost singer' Marni Nixon dies, aged 86

25 July 2016 6:04 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Nixon filled in secretly as a playback singer for Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr, Marilyn Monroe and Natalie Wood in a long career as a soprano

Marni Nixon, the singer whose voice can be heard filling in for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady and for Deborah Kerr in The King and I, has died aged 86, according to the New York Times. Randy Banner, a friend and student, said she died from breast cancer.

Related: Stand-in for the stars – the art of the dubbing singer

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- Andrew Pulver

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Daniel Dae Kim: Why My Lost Death Was So 'Traumatic' for My Son

4 June 2016 7:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actors roles are eternal. Their characters? Not so much. And Daniel Dae Kim learned that lesson the hard way. Kim's six-year run on ABC's hit series Lost was cut short when his character, Jin, died unexpectedly in season 6. And Jin's untimely demise was most unexpected for Kim's son, the 47-year-old Hawaii Five-0 star reveals. Kim, who is currently headlining Broadway's The King and I, told People in this week's issue about the late-night phone call he received when his life, and death, on screen hit a little too close to home.You mentioned that Jin's death on Lost was confusing for your oldest son. »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Garden of Evil

13 May 2016 8:10 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Bernard Herrmann music + weird landscapes = Nirvana. This big-star western tale has an unbreakable story but terrible dialogue and weak characters... yet for fans of adventure filmmaking it's a legend, thanks to a thunderous Bernard Herrmann music score that transforms dozens of uncanny, real Mexican locations into something other-worldly. Garden of Evil Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1954 / Color / 2:55 widescreen / 100 min. / Ship Date May 10, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Richard Widmark, Hugh Marlowe, Cameron Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Víctor Manuel Mendoza. Cinematography Milton R. Krasner, Jorge Stahl Jr. Art Direction Edward Fitzgerald, Lyle Wheeler Film Editor James B. Clark Original Music Bernard Herrmann Special Effects Ray Kellogg Written by Frank Fenton, Fred Freiberger, William Tunberg Produced by Charles Brackett Directed by Henry Hathaway

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

"The Garden of Evil. If the world was made of gold, I guess men would die for a handful of dirt. »

- Glenn Erickson

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Age is Just a Number at the TCM Festival

3 May 2016 5:36 PM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

I’m still recovering from the TCM Classic Film Festival this past weekend, where I hosted ten events…but I suspect that some of the people I interviewed are doing just fine because they seem to have limitless energy, not to mention charisma. I’m talking about Darryl Hickman, who’s 85, Rita Moreno, who’s 84, Gina Lollobrigida, who’s 88, and Eva Marie Saint, who knocked me for a loop when she cheerfully volunteered that she’s 92! Rita is still busy doing television, so it’s amazing to think that she played Tuptim in The King and I sixty years ago. She’s as sassy and funny as ever, and when she teased the crowd with mentions of her longtime lover Marlon Brando, she urged them to check out her...

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- Leonard Maltin

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Daniel Dae Kim on His Broadway 'Victory' Headlining The King and I: 'I Didn't Know When This Train Was Going to Come Around Again'

3 May 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For Daniel Dae Kim, it's good to be King. The Lost alum and current Hawaii Five-0 star is achieving a personal and professional dream on Tuesday as he steps into the shoes of The King of Siam in Broadway's The King and I. Kim, 47, takes over for Ken Wantanabe (who received a 2015 Tony nomination for his performance in the revival) and has been dreaming of a role like this since he attended New York University's Graduate Acting Program. "When you're a young acting student thinking about what success will look like, a big part of that would be being able »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Daniel Dae Kim on His Broadway 'Victory' Headlining The King and I: 'I Didn't Know When This Train Was Going to Come Around Again'

3 May 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For Daniel Dae Kim, it's good to be King. The Lost alum and current Hawaii Five-0 star is achieving a personal and professional dream on Tuesday as he steps into the shoes of The King of Siam in Broadway's The King and I. Kim, 47, takes over for Ken Wantanabe (who received a 2015 Tony nomination for his performance in the revival) and has been dreaming of a role like this since he attended New York University's Graduate Acting Program. "When you're a young acting student thinking about what success will look like, a big part of that would be being able »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Vinyl episode 10 review: Alibi

19 April 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Vinyl has much to improve when it returns for season 2, and judging by this solid-enough finale, it's heading in the right direction...

This review contains spoilers.

1.10 Alibi

Taken as a whole, Vinyl is structured around the premise that the behind-the-scenes operation of the music business (encompassing, among other things, dealmaking, artist development, public relations and financing) is just as interesting as the soul shaking, life-affirming product that this bloated industry sells. The premise is correct and there is much to say about men like Richie Finestra and Maury Gold and the companies that they lead. At its best, Vinyl has done a good job of balancing the two elements, never taking its eye off the ball with the music and only rarely doing so with the business side of things. Its missteps have mostly emerged from the moments during which the plot and characters wandered too far »

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Vinyl episode 9 review: Rock And Roll Queen

13 April 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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As Vinyl reaches its penultimate episode, we evaluate the season so far...

This review contains spoilers.

1.9 Rock And Roll Queen We reach the penultimate episode of the opening season of Vinyl, with the news that we will be definitely seeing a second and that showrunner Terence Winter will not be part of it. It’s as good a time as any to reflect on what has worked and what has been less successful in the series so far. Such a review could have come at any time in the past few weeks (or indeed, next week) but Rock And Roll Queen offers so much material to pick over that it would be remiss not to take the opportunity.

The episode itself comes towards the end of a solid run of instalments in which the show has demonstrated a welcome focus and clarity in its storytelling. With Richie »

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Vinyl: showrunner Terence Winter has left

11 April 2016 2:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter has departed HBO show Vinyl ahead of season 2, which will see "a change in the creative direction"...

It's fair to say that things haven't gone swimmingly for HBO's much-hyped Vinyl. The involvement of big names (Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger...) and the richer than rich pickings of the 1970s Us music scene haven't yet added up to TV glory, critically or in terms of ratings. 

HBO is still committed, however, to a second season, following a cockily early renewal. That second season will go on without showrunner Terence Winter (Boardwalk EmpireThe Sopranos), it's been confirmed.

Winter will be replaced by executive producers Scott Z Burns (The Bourne UltimatumContagion) and Max Borenstein (the Minority Report TV show) for Vinyl's second season. HBO describes Winter's exit thusly:

“As we head into the second season of Vinyl, we have decided it is an »

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March Highlights. April Sneak Peek.

30 March 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The month began with final thoughts on last year's Oscars (yes, those were the 2015 Oscars no matter what search engines, IMDb, and the web say!) and the final podcast of the season. And then we bravely tried to forge ahead unmoored to any one topic, though we immediately lost our more fairweather readers. Damn you random people who aren't reading this!  Ah, well. They'll be back next season. 

March Highlights

get caught up if you missed anything! 

Random March Highlights!

Hello My Name Is Doris and Krisha acting showcases for older women 

Gods Of Egypt and Batman v Superman bad movies: enjoyable & not

2016 Calendar a tentative list

McCambridge Centennial we had fun writing these!

Returning Series

Posterized checked in w/ Sally Field & Saoirse Ronan. How familiar are you?

Best Shot hit Atonement (2007), and Daredevil (2016)

Stage Door attended Broadway revivals The Color Purple & The King and I

Tues Top Ten celebrated »

- NATHANIEL R

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