Faking It! – Voice Dubbing In Musicals From The Jazz Singer To GLEE – Video SPOILERS

Some of the most interesting examples of dubbing singing voices in musicals through the ages. 

Some of them even surprised me!


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  1. It is kind of disturbing but I do think the use of the work “dub” is not entirely fair. I think professional singers were sometimes used to help the actor hit the higher notes that were difficult for them. One that comes to mind is that Marni Nixon dubbed the operatic “no, no, no, no, NO! for Marilyn Monroe in singing Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend. The rest was pure Marilyn. Also, I think that Roz Russell did most of her singing in Gypsy but had some assistance. Also, some of these people that were dubbed were talented singers but their sound may not have been quite right for their part. But it is surprising nevertheless. Thanks.

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