If the name Marni Nixon isn’t familiar to you, we’d wager her voice is. Nixon, who died last year, is best known for dubbing the singing voices of leading actresses in musicals, like
Deborah Kerr in “The King and I”, Natalie Wood in “West Side Story,” Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady” and some parts of Marilyn Monroe’s singing in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” TIME magazine once dubbed her the “Ghostess with the Mostess.”
Now, Nixon’s apartment (which is filled with her Emmy’s) and her teaching studio at 315 West End Avenue have just hit the market, asking $2.15 million.
The listing — with Douglas Kampsen and Charles Homet of Halstead Property — notes that the units, apartments 2A and 3A, can be purchased separately or together, but alas they cannot be combined.
Between them, the two co-op units could have four bedrooms and two bathrooms, and both apartments feature ample closets and large entrance foyers. The building itself meanwhile, comes with art-deco features throughout, a live-in super, an elevator, individual storage rooms, a bicycle room, a video security system and laundry facilities.