Course Details

951: Voices of the Stars: Singers Who Dubbed for Movie Actors Who Couldn't

February 8, 9, 10, 11
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Rita Hayworth, Vera-Ellen, Cyd Charisse, Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Caron, Rosalind Russell, Lucille Ball, Jeanne Crain, Rita Moreno, even Harry Belafonte—when they broke into song on the screen, often the voices on the sound track were not theirs. We will see lot of clips with examples of dubbing in the movies and spotlight the talents and careers of those you were hearing, why their contributions were kept secret, and how. When the identity of the dubbers was not a secret, it gave a boost to the careers of performers from Al Jolson to Marilyn Horne. This study group has a high class size capacity.

Class Format: Lecture and Discussion

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Daniel Moskowitz
Daniel B. Moskowitz has for many years been leading OLLI courses in various aspects of the American Songbook and popular music.