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Marni Nixon, uncredited star of Hollywood musicals, dies at 86 (+video)

Marni Nixon, who anonymously provided the singing voice for three of the best-loved heroines in Hollywood musicals, dubbing Deborah Kerr as Anna in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood as Maria in “West Side Story” and Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle in “My Fair Lady,” died July 24 in New York City. She was 86.

N.Y.’s Metrograph makes moviegoing cool again

NEW YORK — Four months ago the two-screen Metrograph cinema, my new favorite place to watch a movie outside Illinois but still inside these 50 nifty United States, opened next door to a Chinese funeral home on a quiet spot near the corner of Ludlow and Canal streets on the Lower East Side.

Garry Marshall, creator of TV’s ‘Happy Days,’ director of ‘Pretty Woman,’ dies (+video)

Garry Marshall, who created inescapable escapist television comedies in the 1970s and 1980s, as the guiding force behind “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley” and “Mork & Mindy,” and later turned to film, directing such box-office smashes as “Beaches,” “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries,” died July 19 at a hospital in Burbank, California. He was 81.

From Robin Williams to Anne Hathaway: 10 careers Garry Marshall helped launch (+video)

Garry Marshall may be best known for gifting the world great comedies, from “Happy Days” to “Pretty Woman,” but he also had a lesser-known talent: launching the careers of famous actors. Since Marshall’s death at 81 on Tuesday, Hollywood stars have been flocking to social media to thank the director for giving them a chance. Here’s a look at 10 people who could thank him for their careers.

Local artist named Southern Gospel Soloist of the Year

Proving that music has always been her love, Ava Brockett Kasich began singing at 3 years old and now she can boast that she is Mississippi State Quartet Convention’s “2016 Southern Gospel Soloist of the Year” and Christian Voice Magazine’s “Favorite Southern Gospel Soloist” for its 2016 Gospel Music Fan Awards.

Movie review: Latest ‘Ice Age’ disappoints (+video)

Fourteen years after the first “Ice Age” animated film was a hit, the fifth installment in the franchise, “Ice Age: Collision Course,” rolls into theaters. Is it inevitable? Yes, 2012’s “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” was the highest grossing animated film that year. Is it necessary? Absolutely not. “Collision Course” is simply a perfunctory, watered-down entry in the series that feels like it should have been released on home video.