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Marni Nixon (born February 22, 1930) is a singer whose renown for dubbing the singing voices of featured actresses in movies earned her the sobriquet "The Ghostess with the Mostess". February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


She was born Margaret McEathron in Altadena, California and began singing at a young age in choruses. Altadena is a census-designated place located in Los Angeles County, California. ...


Her dubbing career began when she dubbed the singing voice of Margaret O'Brien in The Secret Garden. She performed the voices of angels heard by Ingrid Bergman in Joan of Arc and provided Marilyn Monroe with a few top notes on her recording of the song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Margaret OBrien during her career as a child star. ... For Irish-Norwegian duo playing Neo-classical music see Secret Garden. ... Ingrid Bergman at 14 ▶(?) (August 29, 1915 – August 29, 1982) was an Academy Award-winning Swedish actress. ... Joan of Arc, c. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was a twentieth-century movie star, sex symbol and pop icon. ... Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a novel written by Anita Loos that was published in 1925, a Broadway play produced in 1926, a Broadway musical produced in 1949, which Loos also wrote the book for, and two motion pictures. ...


She sang for Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember and in The King and I, but, on some tracks of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, Kerr's and Nixon's voices were skillfully intertwined. Deborah Kerr Deborah Kerr (born September 30, 1921) is a Scottish film actress. ... An Affair to Remember is a 1957 movie, starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr as a couple who meet on an ocean liner and promise to reunite in six months at the top of the Empire State Building if they still love each other. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


She did all the singing of Maria, Natalie Wood, in the film version of West Side Story and also got to sing some parts of the score of Anita, Rita Moreno, sharing the load with co-dubber Betty Wand and Moreno herself. In parts of the song "A Boy Like That/I Have a Love", she may effectively be doing a duet with herself. Natalie Wood Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko (July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981), better known as Natalie Wood, was an American film actress. ... West Side Story is a musical written by Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music), and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), and was originally produced, choreographed, and directed by Jerome Robbins. ... Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931 in Humacao, Puerto Rico) is the first and only Hispanic actress in history to have won an Emmy, Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award Rita Moreno on the Muppet Show with Animal Moreno (born Rosita Dolores Alverío) moved with her mother to...


She gained some notoriety when she sang for Audrey Hepburn in the film of My Fair Lady as news-eager journalists ripped apart the customary veil of secrecy. This fact is said to be the cause of Hepburn failing even to get nominated for an Academy Award for the demanding role. Adieu Audrey, one of several tribute books published after the actress death in 1993. ... The original poster for the Broadway production of the show designed by Al Hirschfeld My Fair Lady is a 1956 musical theater production with lyrics and book by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederic Loewe, adapted from George Bernard Shaws Pygmalion. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


Nixon finally appeared on the screen, singing for herself in the film of The Sound of Music as part of the chorus of nuns. Julie Andrews lost the role of Eliza Doolittle to Hepburn, but won the Oscar for Mary Poppins and started her acceptance speech saying: "Hello! I'm Marni Nixon". When they first met on the set of The Sound of Music, she greeted Nixon with a hearty handshake and the line: "I really love your work!" In fact, they had already been co-workers on a song, as Nixon voiced one of the trio of geese in the cartoon sequence of Mary Poppins. Julie Andrews as Maria, seeks guidance from the Mother Abbess, played by Peggy Wood, in this scene from the 1965 film version. ... Julie Andrews as Maria, with the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music. ... Mary Poppins is a 1964] feature film based on the Mary Poppins series of childrens books written by P. L. Travers and illustrated by Mary Shepard. ... Genera Anser Branta Chen Cereopsis Cnemiornis (extinct) † see also: Swan, Duck Anatidae Goose (plural geese) is the general English name for a considerable number of birds, belonging to the family Anatidae. ...


The credits for her many dubbing roles did not appear on the titles of any of the films, and Nixon did not begin to be fully credited or widely acknowledged until the movies' subsequent release on VHS decades later.


When Hollywood musicals gave her less work, she started to perform on stage, as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and as Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, she hosted a children's television show in Seattle on KOMO channel 4 called Boomerang. In the 1990s, she lent her voice to the Disney animated feature Mulan and replaced Joan Roberts as Heidi Schiller in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies. The original poster for the Broadway production of the show designed by Al Hirschfeld My Fair Lady is a 1956 musical theater production with lyrics and book by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederic Loewe, adapted from George Bernard Shaws Pygmalion. ... Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue - a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting around the tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... KOMO-TV, KOMO 4 is a television station in Seattle, Washington. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, the last decade of the 20th Century. ... Walt Disney Pictures is a United States-based movie studio, the best and biggest studio in hollywood, with studios in Japan to America. ... Mulan is the 36th feature in the Disney animated features canon, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and first released on June 5, 1998 by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution. ... Joan Roberts (b. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... This article should be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. ...


In her own voice, she has also recorded songs of Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, and Arnold Schönberg. Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American popular composer. ... George Gershwin photograph by Edward Steichen in 1927. ... Arnold Schoenberg, Los Angeles, 1948 For the American music critic and journalist, see Harold Charles Schonberg. ...


One of her three husbands, Ernest Gold, composed the theme song to the movie Exodus and to television's Mad About You. They had three children together, one of whom is the singer and songwriter Andrew Gold ("Lonely Boy" and "Thank You For Being a Friend"). Ernest Gold (born July 13, 1921, Vienna, Austria; died March 17 Santa Monica, California, 1999) was an Austrian-born Jewish-American Academy Award winning composer of the theme from the movie Exodus. ... Exodus Exodus is a 1960 film starring Paul Newman. ... Mad About You is a United States situation comedy which appeared on NBC from September 23, 1992 to 1999. ... Andrew Gold (born August 2, 1951, in Burbank, California) is an American singer, musician and songwriter, best known for his 1976 Top 5 single Lonely Boy and the 1978 single Thank You For Being A Friend. Andrews parents were singer Marni Nixon (who provided the singing voice for numerous...


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Marni Nixon (Soprano) - Short Biography (956 words)
Marni Nixon was the singing voice of Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood, Jeanne Crain and Marilyn Monroe, to name only a few.
But Marni Nixon has a face -- and voice -- all her own, as she has been demonstrating to audiences for five decades.
Certainly Marni Nixon is a very gifted musical actress, a talent which for years overshadowed her other considerable abilities.
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