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Cinekarine or others: Could anyone help me find sources to determine in which movies June Haver did her own singing and in which films someone else did it for her?

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I'll be seeing the concert MFL, on Saturday night. Really looking forward to it.

 

Her first dubbing job was for Miss [Margaret] O?Brien in The Secret Garden (1949). Miss O?Brien, 12 at the time, was one of Hollywood?s top child stars. Ms. Nixon was 19.

 

This was the first of a series of Julie Andrews/Marni Nixon connections. MGM, originally planned to do a full-scale musical version of THE SECRET GARDEN. They screen-tested Julie, who was then a musical hall star, in England for the leading role. She was deemed to be non-photogenic, and the film was ultimately made as a non-musical, with one song. Marni would go on to dub Audrey Hepburn in a role originated by Julie, appear in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, with Julie; and portray Eliza, on stage, after receiving coaching from Julie.

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Isn't it highly unlikely that MGM would have screen-tested a complete unknown for the part in The Secret Garden when they already had one of the most popular child actresses of the time?

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Bill, You'll know this...and it's probably mentioned in other posts, but how many women dubbed Rita Hayworth? I can think of Nan Wynn ("My Gal Sal" - fine work there!), Anita Ellis, Martha Mears and Jo Ann Greer. And of those women, do you know who did GILDA and PAL JOEY?

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