The Singing Nun (1966) was a Drama - Comedy Film directed by Henry Koster and produced by John Beck, Hank Moonjean and Hayes Goetz.
Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Music - Scoring||Harry Sukman||Nominated|
Debbie Reynolds as The Singing NunBy Rick29 on Apr 23, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe
Debbie Reynolds in the title role. In 1963, a Belgian nun named S?ur Sourire--also known as The Singing Nun--had a worldwide hit record with the song "Dominque." Even though the lyrics were in French, the song went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. It's no surprise that this amazing ... Read full article
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Loosely based on the true story of Soeur Sourire, who had a #1 pop hit in America with "Dominique". Unfortunately, the lovable nun was a one-hit wonder whose life did not continue happily after her brief blush of chart success. After leaving the church for a full-time music career, she ran into heavy financial problems and eventually took her own life.
Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, and Nichelle Nichols tested for the role of Sister Mary.
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