Marni Nixon dubbed vocals for some 50 films. She dubbed Natalie Wood’s singing part in West Side Story and Deborah Kerr’s singing in The King and I. Although classically trained and an actress in her own right, she would often not be credited for her singing and mostly got very little compensation. Marni Nixon died earlier this week at the age of 86. Terry Gross spoke to Marni Nixon, along with Rita Moreno in 2001, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film West Side Story.
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