Marni Nixon (1930–2016)

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"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 Sister Sophia
Mulan Grandmother Fa
I Think I Do Aunt Alice
An Affair to Remember Terry McKay


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 2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Edna Dumas
- Redemption (2001) ... Edna Dumas
 1998 Mulan
Grandmother Fa (singing voice)
 1997 I Think I Do
Aunt Alice
 1984 Taking My Turn (TV Movie)
 1975 Boomerang (TV Series)
 1969 The Mothers-In-Law (TV Series)
Marni Nixon
- The Not-So-Grand Opera (1969) ... Marni Nixon
 1967 Jack and the Beanstalk (TV Movie)
Princess Serena (singing voice)
 1965 The Sound of Music
Sister Sophia
 1964 Mary Poppins
Geese (voice, uncredited)
 1957 An Affair to Remember
Terry McKay (singing voice, uncredited)
 1951 Alice in Wonderland
Singing Flowers (voice, uncredited)
 1942 The Bashful Bachelor
Angela Abernathy (uncredited)
 1942 Born to Sing
Girl at Auditions (uncredited)
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Other Works:

The Girl in Pink Tights (1954). Musical comedy. Music by Sigmund Romberg. Lyrics by Leo Robin. Book by Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields. Musical Director: Sylvan Levin. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Ballet music arranged by Trude Rittman. Choreographed by Agnes de Mille. Directed by Shepard Traube. Mark Hellinger Theatre: ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »


5' 4" (1.63 m)


Albert David Block  (his death) | See more »


Andrew Gold


Charles Nixon | Margaret Elsa McEathron

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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 »


In 1965, Marni appeared on the popular show "To Tell The Truth' as a participant. Half the panel which consisted of Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Orson Bean and Kitty Carlyle were fooled. See more »

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