Benedictine nun set to make splash at this years Oscar ceremony
February 24, 2012. (Romereports.com) Among the Holywood stars walking the red carpet at this year’s Oscars, will be this 73 year old Benedictine nun. She now goes by the name Mother Dolores and she belongs to the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut. But long before she was known as Dolores Hart, a rising young actress.
She is the subject of a new documentary “God is Bigger than Elvis” that has been nominated for an academy award. It’s her life story, from an acting career that placed her in 11 movies alongside Elvis Presley to taking solemn vows to lead the cloistered life of a nun.
She starred in films as diverse as “Where the Boys Are” alongside George Hamilton, to the 1961 film “Francis of Assisi”.
This new documentary will focus not only on her Hollywood career and life as a nun, but also the daily activities of her sisters, that work to keep a farm on their monastery.
The documentary is set to premiere on HBO this April 5th. Those in Hollywood are calling this the ‘homecoming’ for their lost star Dolores Hart.