Dear Deborah Kerr,

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Marni Nixon, the woman who sang for you in An Affair to Remember, also dubbed your singing parts in The King and I. Marni is fantastic in all of her roles, from a nun in The Sound of Music to the grandmother in Mulan, but I think she sounds best when she is dubbing for you. Your voice and demeanor in both roles better match her soprano than Audrey Hepburn’s in My Fair Lady and Natalie Wood’s in West Side Story. You two seem to have developed a fundamental understanding of how sound and motion ought to be paired. Your combined efforts make the night club rendition of “Our Love Affair” one of the most heart-wrenching on-screen ballads I have ever seen. Therefore, I applaud you as much for your lip-syncing skills as for your gorgeous locks, sophisticated grace, and subtle passion.

Good night, Mun


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