July 20, 2017

Marni Nixon Autobiography

Thanks to Bill Kavanagh for lending me the compelling autobiography (with help from Stephen Cole) of star-dubber Marni Nixon entitled “I Could Have Sung All Night.” Not only did she provide the singing voice for Deborah Kerr in “The King and I” and for that of Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady,” but she had an on camera role as one of the singing nuns in “The Sound of Music.” She frequently graced musical theater and operatic stages where you actually got to see what she looked like! On the classical front, she was a crack sight reader with a legitimate singing technique sought after by modern composers such as Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein and Pierre Boulez. The book is highly recommended for anyone who loves theater, opera or the movies.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the wonderful plug for the book. I am so proud of having been “the ghost’s ghost!”

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