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Marni Nixon died on Sunday, at age 86, after a battle with breast cancer.

Nixon may, in fact, be the best-known singer that nobody ever has heard of. While she had a highly successful career on stage and as a concert singer, she's far less known for her better-known work - dubbing the singing voice for Deborah Kerr in the film version of The King and I, Natalie Wood in West Side Story, and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. Not to mention Jeanne Crain in Cheaper by the Dozen, Janet Leigh in Pepe and Ida Lupino in Jennifer. And Deborah Kerr (again, albeit briefly) in An Affair To Remember. She also voiced the angel who speaks to Ingrid Bergman in Joan of Arc. She did the singing for Grandmother Fa in the animated film, Mulan. And, Nixon even provided a note that Marilyn Monroe couldn't hit for "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
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