August 30, 2007

Elvis the King of Rock and Roll does not play so much as second fiddle to the King of Kings










Dolores Hicks was born in 1938.
She took the name “Dolores Hart”, playing a role in “Loving You” with Elvis Presley in 1957.
She acted in two other movies before starring again with Presley in the 1958 movie “King Creole”.
Miss Hart was never in a romantic relationship with him offscreen.
In 1959, after a debut on Broadway, she received a Theatre World Award, and also a nomination for the Best Featured Actress Tony Award after she acted in the movie “The Pleasure of His Company”.
From 1960 to 1963, she starred in five other movies, including “Where the Boys Are”, “Francis of Assisi” and “Come Fly with Me”.
Then, at age twenty-five, she entered the cloistered Benedictine monastery of Regina Laudis Abbey in Bethlehem, Connecticut.
She is the only nun who is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B., is presently the Prioress (assistant to the superior) of her monastery.


3 Comments:

Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

I remember Mother Dolores in those movies! Her vocation story is awesome - I think once I saw a documentary about it. I did a post a while back about nun portrayals here, if you're ever interested Father.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

The movie "Come to the Stable" is LOOSELY based on the founding of Mother Dolores' monastery.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

Thanks Fr. Stephanos. I just now googled it. I love old movies so this one's on my list to rent.

9:35 AM  

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