The Singing Nun Overview:

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 - ScoringHarry SukmanNominated

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Musical Monday: The Singing Nun (1966)

on Jan 23, 2023 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: The Singing Nun (1966) ? Mus... Read full article

Debbie Reynolds as The Singing Nun

By 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.
Debbie Reynolds's last film under her MGM contract.
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