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

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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 Special 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)
 1987 Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- La comedia musical (1987) ... (performer: "I Could Have Danced All Night")
 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: "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" (1956), "Just You Wait" (1956), "The Rain in Spain" (1956), "I Could Have Danced All Night" (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:

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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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on dubbing for Natalie Wood in West Side Story (1961)] I knew that I would never be cast physically in the role of Maria. In the picture they wanted Maria to sound like a sixteen-year-old and they kept trying out Natalie's voice. Natalie was perfectly musical, but I had the feeling that it was only gradually when they started working with her that they said to themselves, "I don't think she is ... See more »

Trivia:

She starred in her own local children's TV show in Seattle entitled "Boomerang" in the late 70s and early 80s and won four Emmys for her efforts. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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