The Singing Nun

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This 30ish,Belgian, Dominican Nun known as Sister Luc-Gabrielle became an international star in 1964 with her #1 hit record Dominique However, Sister Luc-Gabrielle-now billed as Soeur Sourire (Sister Smile) felt uncomfortable with her new-found celebrity and retreated from performing in 1965.
2 years later she left the convent to pursue a new life as a singer and artist(her watercolor-paintings adorned her album covers and were displayed annually by the Dominican order) Together with her friend Annie Pescher(rumored to be her lover) Jeanne Deckers embarked on a celebrity trail which openly criticized the church, supported birth-control and ultimately led to her demise into obscurity.

Where are they now?

In the 1980s Jeanne and Annie purchased and operated a school for special-needs children. But it was ultimately ruined by financial troubles (she supposedly owed over $47,000 in back taxes from her “singing Nun” days)
Destitute and depressed Jeanne and Annie committed suicide together in 1985.


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2 responses to “The Singing Nun”

  1. CB says:

    there are two movies about her, one in made in 1966, so it’s and old movie. and one made in 2008 but its in French.

  2. Lucy Stalvey says:

    It was sad. Is there a movie about their lives?

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