Marni Nixon Net Worth

Marni Nixon Net Worth is
$18 Million

Marni Nixon Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Marni Nixon (born February 22, 1930) is an American soprano and playback singer for featured actresses in movie musicals. She is most famous for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including The King and I, West Side Story, and My Fair Lady.Nixon's varied career has included, besides her voice work in films, some film roles of her own, television, opera, concerts with major symphony orchestras around the world, musicals on stage throughout the United States and recordings.
IMDB Wikipedia

Full NameMarni Nixon
Date Of BirthFebruary 22, 1930
DiedJuly 24, 2016, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of BirthAltadena, California, U.S.
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actress, Music Department
SpouseDr. Lajos Frederick Fenster
ChildrenAndrew Gold, Melanie Gold, Martha Gold Carr
ParentsCharles Nixon, Margaret Elsa McEathron
Music GroupsFraming Hanley, Parabelle
NominationsDrama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
MoviesMulan, I Think I Do, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, An Affair to Remember, High Society, The King and I, Cinderella, The Secret Garden
TV ShowsThe Sound of Music
Star SignPisces
1[from an interview in 1967] The anonymity didn't bother me until I sang Natalie Wood's songs in West Side Story (1961). Then I saw how important my singing was to the picture. I was giving my talent, and somebody else was taking the credit.
2[from an interview in 2007] You always had to sign a contract that nothing would be revealed. Twentieth Century Fox, when I did The King and I (1956), threatened me. They said, "If anybody ever knows that you did any part of the dubbing for Deborah Kerr, we'll see to it that you won't work in town again."
3[from an interview in 1981] It got so I'd lent my voice to so many others that I felt it no longer belonged to me. It was eerie; I had lost part of myself.
4[from an interview in 1964] It's fascinating, getting inside the actresses you're singing for. It's like cutting off the top of their heads and seeing what's underneath. You have to know how they feel, as well as how they talk, in order to sing as they would sing -- if they could sing.
5[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 able to do it at all". I was hanging around and not knowing how much of my voice was going to be used except for a few high notes that she knew she couldn't sustain. In the end, Natalie recorded everything to her own takes and sometimes was even out of synch. My main job was to fix up all the inconsistencies of her original recordings. I had to loop all the vocals after the film was finished.
1Twentieth Century-Fox insisted Marni Nixon sign a contract that she would not reveal that she dubbed any part of Deborah Kerr's vocals in "The king and I" (1956). Were she to do so, the studio threatened that they would see to it that she never worked "in this town (i.e., Hollywood) again." Deborah Kerr, who worked extremely closely - and extremely well - with Nixon thought this was very unfair and it was Miss Kerr herself who revealed the secret of the dubbing in an interview with the popular syndicated columnist Earl Wilson.
2Although she never dubbed the voice of Julie Andrews, Marni Nixon sang the role of Mary Poppins on the kids' version (Disneyland label) of the music from the film.
3Playing Mrs. Higgins (Prof. Higgins' mother) in a touring production of My Fair Lady. [March 2008]
4Performed in a concert run ('The Voice of Hollywood') that toured the US. [June 2003]
5Performed as the Mother Superior in The Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. [July 2006]
6Replaced Joan Roberts as Heidi Schiller (who sings "One More Kiss") in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" [May 2001]
7When Harvey Fierstein was asked who should play the lead in a film adaptation of the musical "La Cage Aux Folles", he replied: "Me! Dubbed by Marni Nixon!".
8Also dubbed the singing voice of Anita (Rita Moreno) in West Side Story (1961) for the song "Tonight" when Betty Wand developed bronchitis at the last moment.
9Has appeared in one film with Julie Andrews: The Sound of Music (1965). She also provided Eliza Doolittle's singing voice for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady (1964)
  • a role originated on the stage by Andrews.
10Of her three children, Andrew Gold is a rock musician, composer and producer; daughter Martha Gold Carr is a psychologist; and Melanie Gold is a singer and songwriter.
11Toured extensively with both Liberace and Victor Borge.
12She 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.
13Earned her reputation as "Singing Voice of the Stars" by "ghosting" other film luminaries as well, including Margaret O'Brien, Janet Leigh, and Jeanne Crain in some of their song sequences. She even touched up some singing parts for Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), dubbing the phrase "These rocks don't lose their shape" and some higher notes in the "Diamond's Are a Girl's Best Friend" number.
14Started out at the age of four as a violinist and had a singing act with her sisters by age eight.
15Provided the singing voice for Natalie Wood in West Side Story (1961). She also was Deborah Kerr's singing voice in both An Affair to Remember (1957) and the musical classic The King and I (1956).
16Children with Ernest Gold: Andrew Gold, Martha Gold Carr (b. July 22, 1953), and Melanie Gold.
17Hosted "Boomerang," a Seattle children's TV show.


Glee2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure2008TV Movie documentary performer: "Getting to Know You" - uncredited
The King of Queens2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Spaced1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman1998TV Special documentary performer: "Getting to Know You" - uncredited
Mulan1998performer: "Honor to Us All" - as Marnie Nixon
Seinfeld1994TV Series performer - 1 episode
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros.1991TV Movie documentary performer: "The Rain in Spain" - uncredited
Jack and the Beanstalk1967TV Movie performer: "One Starry Moment", "One Starry Moment" Reprise
The Sound of Music1965performer: "Maria" 1959 - uncredited
My Fair Lady1964performer: "Why Can't the English?" 1956, "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" 1956, "Just You Wait" 1956, "The Rain in Spain" 1956, "I Could Have Danced All Night" 1956, "You Did It" 1956, "Just You Wait Reprise" 1956, "Show Me" 1956, "The Flower Market" 1956, "Without You" 1956 - uncredited
West Side Story1961performer: "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
New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts1961TV Series performer - 1 episode
An Affair to Remember1957"An Affair to Remember Our Love Affair" / performer: "Continué", "The Tiny Scout He Knows You Inside Out", "Tomorrow Land"
Dance with Me, Henry1956performer: "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" aka Drinking Song
The King and I1956performer: "I Whistle A Happy Tune" 1951, "Hello, Young Lovers" 1951, "Getting To Know You" 1951, "Shall We Dance" 1951 - uncredited
Cinderella1950performer: "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" 1949 - uncredited


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2001TV SeriesEdna Dumas
Mulan1998Grandmother Fa (singing voice)
I Think I Do1997Aunt Alice
Taking My Turn1984TV MovieEdna
Boomerang1980TV SeriesMarni (1980)
The Mothers-In-Law1969TV SeriesMarni Nixon
Jack and the Beanstalk1967TV MoviePrincess Serena (singing voice)
The Sound of Music1965Sister Sophia
Mary Poppins1964Geese (voice, uncredited)
An Affair to Remember1957Terry McKay (singing voice, uncredited)
The King and I1956Playback vocalist for Deborah Kerr (uncredited)
Alice in Wonderland1951Singing Flowers (voice, uncredited)
Cinderella1950Main Title Soloist (voice, uncredited)
The Bashful Bachelor1942Angela Abernathy

Music Department

Bonanza1965TV Series singer - 1 episode
Boy on a Dolphin1957singer: wordless vocalizing - uncredited
Dementia1955singer: featured voice
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes1953singer: high notes for Marilyn Monroe - uncredited
The Secret Garden1949musician: singing double for Margaret O'Brien - uncredited


En femme de l'horreur2011Short


The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon1994Video documentary sincere appreciation


The Sound of Music: Musical Stages2010Documentary short
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1960's2009Video documentaryHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1950s: The Golden Era of the Musical2009Video documentaryHerself
World News Now2007TV SeriesHerself
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 100 Greatest Musicals2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Barrymore on Broadway2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 11999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Making of 'My Fair Lady'1995Video documentaryHerself
The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon1994Video documentaryHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1983TV SpecialHerself
The 41st Annual Academy Awards1969TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Score of a Musical Picture
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHerself
The Woody Woodbury Show1968TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1967TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Hollywood Palace1966TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Danny Kaye Show1963TV SeriesHerself
New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts1961TV SeriesHerself
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Paul O'Grady's 100 Years of Movie Musicals2016TV MovieHerself - Actress & Singer
Secret Voices of Hollywood2013TV Movie documentaryHerself - Singer
A West Side Story: The Film and the Philharmonic2013TV Movie documentary

Archive Footage

Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Honor to Us All1998Video short

Nominated Awards

1962GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the YearWest Side Story (1961)

Known for movies

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