Hollywood: Instant Voice

The ultimate cynic is someone who wants to know who was singing backstage while Caruso was mouthing the words. Of course, the ultimate cynic lives in Hollywood. Anywhere else, the star of a musical might reasonably be expected to be a singer. But not out there. When Audrey Hepburn sings I Could Have Danced All Night in Warner Brothers' My Fair Lady, the voice on the sound track won't be Audrey's. It belongs to Marni Nixon, the ghostess with the mostest. A girl with a rubber range, Marni is a redheaded, blue-eyed lyric...

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