Hollywood musicals: The ghost singers behind the stars, Part 3 of 4

Audrey Hepburn who acted but did not sing in My Fair Lady (©Flickr/kristine)

Many of the stars had gorgeous voices but they could not sing. This is the story of a few of the greatest ghost singers who dubbed the actors and actresses in Hollywood musicals. Even her greatest fans in India were hardly even aware that singer Lata Mangeshkar existed, although her voice featured in two thousand Bollywood films. In this programme, we hear more about the ghosts behind the scenes in Hollywood: Marni Nixon and Dorothy Dandridge, to name just two.

Producer: Pete Myers

Broadcast: September 20, 1991