Marni Nixon passed away in 2016 at the age of 86. Most people won’t probably recognize her name or even her face but they surely will recognize her incredible talent and amazing career. She was the voice that sang on legendary films such as “The King and I” (for Deborah Kerr), “West Side Story” (for Natalie Wood) and “My Fair Lady” (for Audrey Hepburn). She also sang for other greats such as Marilyn Monroe & Sophia Loren to name a few.
Andrew Gold was her son. He had a successful career of his own with hit songs such as “Lonely Boy” and “Thank You For Being a Friend” which became the theme song to the TV series “Golden Girls” (which used a version by someone else).
Andrew passed away in 2011 at the age of 59 from heart failure in his sleep.
Here’s Lonely Boy from 1977
Here’s “Thank You for Being a Friend” from 1978