You might not think you've heard of Marni Nixon, but you'll recognize her voice.
Nixon, nicknamed the "singing voice of the stars," has dubbed songs for, among other, Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Deborah Kerr in The King and I, and Natalie Wood in West Side Story. It is her voice you hear in Gentlemen Prefer Blonds when Marilyn Monroe croons "These rocks don't lose their shape," and also on some higher notes in "Diamond's are a Girl's Best Friend."
Now, Nixon will be speaking up for herself at a free event in early September celebrating the publication of her first book, I Could Have Sung All Night: My Story. The occasion comes complete with readings, singing, discussions, and a book signing.
As a performer in her own right, Nixon has starred in Cabaret, Opal, and My Fair Lady. A four-time Emmy winner, Nixon also stars in her own one-woman show.
The event will be held Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. at The Drama Book Shop, 250 W. 40th St., between 7th and 8th avenues, NYC. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (212) 944-0595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.