A performer known for dubbing several Hollywood stars in big screen adaptations of Broadway musicals. She dubbed Deborah Kerr’s singing in The King & I (as well as An Affair to Remember), Natalie Wood’s singing in West Side Story, and most of Audrey Hepburn’s singing in My Fair Lady.
She screen tested for the role of Maria in the film adaptation of The Sound of Music, but ended up making her first onscreen appearance as Sister Sofia.
She also made her Broadway debut back in 1954 in the musical The Girl in Pink Tights. It wasn’t until 2000 when she returned to the Great White Way in James Joyce’s The Dead. Her last two appearances on Broadway were as replacements in Roundabout’s revivals of Follies and Nine.
REST IN PEACE
Had the immense pleasure of seeing Nixon live on Broadway in the ’01 Follies revival. Rest in peace.
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