Actress Marni Nixon. Moreno won an Oscar for her role as Anita in West Side Story. She been in dozens of films and TV shows. Many baby boomers will remember her from the kidsPBS series The Electric Company. She played a starlet in Singinin the Rain. Marni Nixon is the singing voice of Maria (played by Natalie Wood) in West Side Story. She also did voiceovers for Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. More recently, she did voiceover work for the animated film Mulan.
Classical singer Marni Nixon is best known for dubbing vocals for musical films like West Side Story, My Fair Lady, and The King and I. She tells Terry Gross about expanding the audience for opera and concert music.