There are two movies in "Jackie." One of these movies is just OK. The other is exceptional. The first one keeps undermining the second.
Marni Nixon is an American soprano renowned for being a "playback singer" for actresses featured in well known movie musicals. It's earned her the title "The Ghostess with the Mostess" and "The Voice of Hollywood".
Note: It was Marni's voice you heard in "My Fair Lady", Julie Andrews losing the role to Audrey Hepburn, whose singing voice was then ironically dubbed. Nixon and Andrews would later work together; they both appeared in 1965's Sound of Music (Nixon played Sister Sophia, who helped ponder how to solve a problem in the song "Maria").Her voice was also used to dub such films as "The King and I" and "West Side Story."
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