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)
 1954 Omnibus (TV Series)
The Angel (segment "The Second Shepherd's Play")
- The Second Shepherds' Play (1954) ... The Angel (segment "The Second Shepherd's Play")
 1951 Alice in Wonderland
Singing Flowers (voice, uncredited)
 1942 The Bashful Bachelor
Angela Abernathy (uncredited)
 1942 Born to Sing
Girl at Auditions (uncredited)
Show Show Music department (5 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(April 9 to 27, 2008) She acted in the musical, "My Fair Lady," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Christopher Cazenove, Lisa O'Hare, Tim Jerome, Walter Charles, Barbara Marineau, Justin Bohon and Dana DeLisa in the cast. Alan Jay Lerner wrote the book and lyrics. Frederick Loewe was composer. Trevor Nunn ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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 »


Her voice is featured (and credited) in the film Dementia (1955) and, of course, in its 1957 re-release known as Daughter of Horror. See more »

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