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Marni Nixon Courtesy of the artist
Marni Nixon's voice may be more familiar than her name. It was dubbed in for several top actresses in a string of blockbuster musicals — including Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Deborah Kerr in The King and I and Natalie Wood in West Side Story. Nixon will get top billing this year when she steps onstage as the winner of the 2011 George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to American Music. NPR's Michele Norris speaks to Nixon about her long career, and how she felt about being a Hollywood voice "ghost."