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Actress Rita Moreno and Vocalist Marni Nixon

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Actress Rita Moreno and Vocalist Marni Nixon

Actress Rita Moreno and Vocalist Marni Nixon

Actress Rita Moreno and Vocalist Marni Nixon

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Moreno won an Oscar for her role as Anita in West Side Story and has been in dozens of films and TV shows. 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. This interview first aired October 25, 2001.

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