Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts has named the accomplished singer and actress Marni Nixon as its Fall 2007 Visiting Artist. Her residency kicks off with a free public lecture on her stage and film career.
Nixon's career spans opera, symphony, Broadway, recording, film, and television, although she is best known as "The Voice Behind the Stars" for her work dubbing the singing voices of Hollywood's leading ladies during the 1950s and 1960s, including Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Deborah Kerr in The King and I, and Natalie Wood in West Side Story. Nixon's work in these films was not recognized until years later. As part of Nixon's residency, Nixon will lead several classes and workshops with Lang students- The New School
Marni Nixon is an American singer whose renown for dubbing the singing voices of featured actresses in well known movies earned her the sobriquet "The Ghostess with the Mostess", and also "The Voice of Hollywood". She sang in many films including My Fair Lady, West Side Story and The King and I.