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In last week's interview with actor Christopher Plummer, host Scott Simon jokingly asked if he still sings "Edelweiss" once in a while. Several listeners wrote to point out that Plummer's singing was over-dubbed by Bill Lee. In an outtake from the interview edited for time, Plummer explains why the moviemakers decided to insert the voice of another singer. We spoke amanda plummer options trading hours Christopher Plummer last week, and couldn't resist asking the famed stage and screen actor if he ever still sings "Edelweiss.
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And Julie, of course, had been - you know, trained since day one as a - I mean, she was And it was awfully hard to match her and her sustained, long notes. So yeah, I was - they did it very well 'cause it sounded very much like me. Edelweiss, edelweiss, bless my homeland forever. The man who sounded so much amanda plummer options trading hours Christopher Plummer - if Christopher Plummer could sing - was the late Bill Lee, who was the singing voice of a lot of characters, including a pirate, in "Peter Pan"; and a dog, in "Lady and the Tramp.
Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. November 24, 8: Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday. I had to ask. Did they dub your voice The great - and amanda plummer options trading hours unsung - overdub star Bill Lee. This is NPR News.