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07 April 2008 @ 12:38 pm
A name everyone should know...  
Not enough people know who Marni Nixon is. And they should. Because she is half the singing voices in the biggest musicals of the musical age. So since I think she's too overlooked, here are some of her bigger singing roles. Odds are you didn't even know she was the one singing...

Mulan (1998) (singing voice) .... Grandmother Fa
My Fair Lady (1964) (singing voice) (uncredited) .... Eliza Doolittle
West Side Story (1961) (singing voice) (uncredited) .... Maria
An Affair to Remember (1957) (singing voice) (uncredited) .... Terry McKay
The King and I (1956) (singing voice) (uncredited) .... Anna
The Secret Garden (1949) (singing voice) (uncredited) .... Mary Lennox
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) (voice double: high notes for Marilyn Monroe)
Dakota Lil (1950) (singing voice: Marie Windsor) (uncredited)

Didn't know all of those, did you?
Current Mood: singy
lironesslironess on April 7th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
nope, Hollywood sucks sometimes.
Fritters: Ed Stars by Frittersfritters on April 7th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
She knew she was voice-doubling and wouldn't be credited, but hey, she was being paid to SING! How cool is that? But most people know now, although not ENOUGH for my comfort, hence the post ^_^
Rev. Otanaotana on April 7th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
The whole "uncredited" thing always bothers me.

Oh and I'm so sorry I've been spacey lately, we only just got our phoneline back up and our connection is still jumpy. :/
Fritters: Ed Thinking by Frittersfritters on April 7th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
We were sorta curious...
Rev. Otanaotana on April 7th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
We have Vonage and so lost our main phoneline, and manawolf's cellphone (actually probably the charger) decided that was a PERFECT time to die. It was awesome, except not.

We still on for next weekend though?
Fritters: TT SF Blushing by Frittersfritters on April 8th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
Sorry, we've had some things come up.
Rev. Otanaotana on April 8th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Damn, that sucks.
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on April 9th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, sorry about that, didn't mean to bail on you, but Life Occurs. I notice you have some life occurring on your end of the city as well?
Rev. Otanaotana on April 9th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
Oh don't sweat it. And yeah, we're a little tight on money right now and all the gas usage and various supplies would have pushed things over for us. Ah well, next time.
Robyn Goodfellow: life peachesrobyngoodfellow on April 7th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
I think it's such a crock when someone isn't credited for their singing, or their voice, or for any reason. Unless of course, they don't want to be credited... which usually comes back to bite them later. Just look at James Earl Jones and A New Hope.

Also, Ursula Andress (Honey Ryder in Dr. No), didn't speak a word of English... and the woman who did her voice isn't even listed as "uncredited" at imdb. Not, I'm sure, that the demographic they were aiming for would've cared one bit if her lines were all in Esperanto or something.
Fritters: Diana (Sackville) Viscountess Crosbiefritters on April 7th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm sure she agreed to it. I like the fact that imDb lists her work, though. It's not really uncredited if everyone knows it, eh?

You have a point about Honey Ryder, though. When people deserve credit and NEVER get it, it's pretty sad. Especially when the people who run the catering truck get credits now.
Matthew B. Tepper: Alec Guiness Ladykillersasimovberlioz on April 8th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
Of course I know about Marni Nixon, and her considerable career as singer in motion pictures. Even so, you did a good (if needfully brief) retrospective on her.
Fritters: Diana (Sackville) Viscountess Crosbiefritters on April 8th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
I figured SOME of my f-list didn't need the info, but odds are some did. I figured I'd hit the highlights that people would be more likely to recognize...
Our Hero: Faraday Errrrr?monsieurxander on April 8th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
Holy crap. Thanks for that.
Fritters: Ed Happy BIG by Frittersfritters on April 8th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
YAY! I helped!
hackmeister: Simpson CUhackmeister on April 8th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
Reminds me of that scene in SINGING IN THE RAIN when Debbie Reynolds is running out of the theater and Gene Kelly yells out, "That's the girl whose voice you heard tonight! She's the real star of (whatever picture it was)!"
Fritters: Ed Thinking by Frittersfritters on April 8th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
I don't remember that and I could have SWORN I saw that movie. Hmm...
hackmeisterhackmeister on April 8th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
It's the very end of the picture. Debbie has been singing behind the curtain for the ditzy star of the picture, who can't sing a note, and she's been dubbing her in the star's first "talkie" movie.