- Name: Marni Nixon
- Age at Death: 86 years old
- Height: Unknown
- Occupation: Singer
- Net Worth: Pending
- Status: Deceased
Marni Nixon was an American soprano singer and actress. She rose to prominence as a playback singer in films like West Side Story and The King and I. Nixon was born Margaret Nixon McEathron on February 22, 1930 in Altadena, California. Her parents were Charles and Margaret. Nixon started out as a child actress and sang choruses. She studied singing and opera as a child.
Nixon made her film debut as a voice actor in the 1948 film, Joan of Arc. She followed up with voice work for Big City (1948), The Secret Garden (1949), and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). She was featured in the 1954 musical comedy, The Girl in Pink Tights. Nixon worked with several actresses including Deborah Kerr and Sophia Loren. She dubbed the singing voice of Natalie Wood in West Side Story (1961), and Audre Hepburn in My Fair Lady (1964). She was referred to as “The Ghostess with the Mostest” by Time magazine due to her many uncredited roles.
As an actress, Nixon made her film debut in 1965 musical drama film, The Sound of Music. Other film include I Think I Do (1997) and Mulan (1998). Her stage credit includes James Joyce’s The Dead, Follies, and 70, Girls, 70. Nixon was honored with the Singer Symposium’s Distinguished Artist Award in 2008.
Marni Nixon died on July 24, 2016 at the age of 86. Her reported cause of death was breast cancer. Nixon was married three times. Her first husband was film composer Ernest Gold. Their union lasted from 1950-69 and they had three children, Andrew, Martha and Melanie. Nixon’s second husband was ‘Lajos Fenster (1971-75)’ and her third was ‘Albert Block (1983-2015)’.
Marni Nixon Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Margaret Nixon McEathron
- Birthday: February 22, 1930
- Place of Birth: Altadena, California, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
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- Occupation: Singer, Actress
- Years Active: 1946-2009
- Net Worth 2017:
- Marriage(s): Ernest Gold, Lajos Frederick Fenster, Albert Block
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: July 24, 2016
- Cause of Death: Breast Cancer
- Place of Death: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
- Official Site: marninixon.org