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Dolores Hart

Dolores Hart

Highest Rated: 96% King Creole (1958)

Lowest Rated: 70% Lonelyhearts (1958)

Birthday: Oct 20, 1938

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Though she shared the screen with such stars as Elvis Presley, Montgomery Clift and Anna Magnani in the course of her brief acting career, Dolores Hart received more notice in Hollywood history books for her decision to abandon stardom for life as a nun in 1963. A pert, intelligent and confident performer, Hart proved equally capable at both high drama like "Wild is the Wind" (1957) and lightweight fare like "Loving You" (1957), the first of two films opposite Presley, and "Where the Boys Are" (1960). A retreat to the Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis in 1959 left Hart feeling a void in her life that could not be filled by acting, and in 1963, she left Hollywood to take her vows as a nun. For the next four decades, Hart led the monastic life of a Benedictine nun, returning occasionally to the spotlight to recall her religious calling, most notably for a 2012 documentary short, "God is the Bigger Elvis," which received an Oscar nomination. Though her film career was an admirable footnote in her life, Hart's dedication to her religious order was proof positive that some things held greater resonance than Hollywood stardom.

Highest rated movies

96% King Creole
88% Where the Boys Are
70% Lonelyhearts

Photos

COME FLY WITH ME, Dolores Hart, 1963 COME FLY WITH ME, Dolores Hart, 1963 COME FLY WITH ME, Dolores Hart, 1963 FRANCIS OF ASSISI, Dolores Hart, 1961, TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, Dolores Hart, Stuart Whitman, 1961, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved KING CREOLE, Elvis Presley (with clockwise): Dolores Hart, Jan Shepard, Liliane Montevecchi, Carolyn Jones, 1958 KING CREOLE, Elvis Presley, Dolores Hart, 1958 LONELYHEARTS, Dolores Hart, 1958 THE PLUNDERERS, Dolores Hart, 1960 SAIL A CROOKED SHIP, Dolores Hart, 1961 SAIL A CROOKED SHIP, Dolores Hart, 1961 SAIL A CROOKED SHIP, Dolores Hart, Carolyn Jones, Frankie Avalon, 1961 WHERE THE BOYS ARE, George Hamilton, Dolores Hart, 1960 WHERE THE BOYS ARE, George Hamilton & Dolores Hart, 1960 FRANCIS OF ASSISI, Dolores Hart, 1961, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved WHERE THE BOYS ARE, Connie Francis, Paula Prentiss, Dolores Hart, 1960 SAIL A CROOKED SHIP, Carolyn Jones, Ernie Kovacs, Jesse White, Frank Gorshin, Robert Wagner, Dolores Hart, 1961 COME FLY WITH ME, Dolores Hart, Karlheinz Böhm, unidentified actress (seated), 1963 WHERE THE BOYS ARE, Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, 1960 COME FLY WITH ME, Pamela Tiffin, Hugh O'Brian, Dolores Hart, Karl Bohm, Lois Nettleton, 1963

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 82% God Is the Bigger Elvis Self - 2011
No Score Yet 56% Come Fly With Me Donna Stuart (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sail a Crooked Ship Elinor Harrison (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 29% Lisa Lisa Held (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 57% Francis of Assisi Clare (Character) - 1961
88% 70% Where the Boys Are Merritt Andrews (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 14% The Plunderers Ellie Walters (Character) - 1960
96% 83% King Creole Nellie (Character) - 1958
70% 51% Lonelyhearts Justy Sargeant (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 69% Loving You Susan Jessup (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 64% Wild Is the Wind Angela (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Cathy Maywood (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet 85% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Claudia Powell (Character) 1957