Hot Clip of the Day: The Late Marni Nixon Schools in the Art of Dubbing The Sound of Music
July 25th, 2016
by BroadwayBox Staff
Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.
"Medley" (Marni Nixon, The Sound of Music)
Ulterior Motives: Film and stage legend Marni Nixon passed away at age 86. Nixon notably provided the vocals for Natalie Wood in West Side Story, Deborah Kerr in The King and I, and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. Her first onscreen appearance was as Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music, and here she is singing through the score as a guide for the film's foreign dubbing.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Marni sings through all the major songs and it's glorious. The best is the end of "So Long, Farewell" into the title song (6:42).