Classical 91.5

The Ghost Singer, 8/5/17

Aug 4, 2017

Marni Nixion
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Known as "the ghost singer," Marni Nixon was an American soprano and playback singer for featured actresses in movie musicals. She was best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including The King and IWest Side Story, and My Fair Lady.

Besides her voice work in films, Nixon's varied career included some film roles of her own, television, operamusicals on Broadway and elsewhere throughout the United States, concerts with major symphony orchestras, and recordings. Host Robert Hammond pays tribute to Nixon on this week's program, as well as featuring some of your favorite show tunes, including one from Hamilton.