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Whatever Happened To: The Singing Nun
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Real Name:

Jeanne Deckers

Nickname:

The Singing Nun

Category: One Hit Wonders
Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: May 6, 2004
Last Updated: October 10, 2011
 
 
The Singing Nun
Claim to fame: 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.
 
 
The Singing Nun
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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Lucy Stalvey said:
September 2, 2012 7:49 PM
It was sad. Is there a movie about their lives?
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CB said:
November 18, 2017 3:14 PM
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.
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