Nun who once starred opposite Elvis is subject of fascinating documentary

Written by Jack Garner, Featured Writer, Democrat & Chronicle

Dolores Hart was a young actress of the 1950s who projected a certain clean-cut goodness. It made her the perfect counterpoint to the bad-boy aspects of Elvis Presley’s persona in two early efforts, Loving You and Presley’s best film, King Creole.

Apparently, that goodness she projected wasn’t a trick; today Dolores Hart is Mother Prioress Dolores Hart of the Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis, in Bethlehem, Conn.

Now 73, the former star of Where the Boys Are has been a nun for 49 years.

Though true to her vows for nearly a half century, Hart retains her interest in Hollywood enough to view Academy screeners so she can vote for Oscar choices.

She is the only nun to be a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

And, Mother Dolores even attended the Oscars this year, for her story has been told in an Oscar-nominated documentary short, God Is the Bigger Elvis. Though it didn’t win, the fascinating, 37-minute film is being shown on HBO, starting at 8 p.m. Thursday (April 5), with several repeats to follow.

Source: Democrat & Chronicle

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2 Responses to Nun who once starred opposite Elvis is subject of fascinating documentary

  1. Pingback: Nun who once starred opposite Elvis is subject of fascinating documentary | Sad Man’s Tongue Rockabilly Bar & Bistro – Prague | ATA MOTEK

  2. I’d be interested to see that film to hear the story of her decision to become a nun as well as how being with film stars affected her faith.

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