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Dolores Hart

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  • Dolores Hart, A Woman to Admire

    • Caitlin
    • 2013-01-07

    Dolores Hart was often called "The New Grace Kelly," which is a very fitting title because she really was the new Grace Kelly. She was beautiful, she had amazing talent, the camera loved her, and she too had a short film career. She left Hollywood for a different reason than Princess Grace though. She left to become a nun. This is quite interesting and is actually one of the key reasons Dolores Hart is one of my all-time favorite actress. To leave Hollywood to marry the Prince of Monaco is one thing, everyone can understand that, but to leave fame and fortune to give your life to God? That is something not everyone is going to get. The amount of strength and courage that must be summoned to turn your back on the only thing you have ever known is quite substantial. Although her career was short, the contribution she made to the film industry made up for it. "Where the Boys Are" is possibly my favorite movie of hers because it was really the first teen comedy that appealed to many people. The acting is superb, and all the characters are likeable in one way or another, which is surprising since there is always that one character that everyone loves to hate, but that is not the case in this movie. As far as Elvis movies go, "Loving You" was one of his best, and this is partly because of Dolores Hart. If she had remained a film star, I am sure she would have been as famous as Audrey Hepburn or maybe even Elizabeth Taylor, but we will never know now. Dolores Hart is an amazing woman, and people can tell that by not only her career in the film industry but also by her decision to become a Benedictine nun when she had so much to lose.

  • Selfless

    • David Atkins
    • 2011-02-21

    Dolores Hart was a MGM contract player and achieved stardom in Where The Boys Are top billed over MGM stars Yvette Mimieux, George Hamilton, Paula Prentiss and Jim Hutton. Dolores Hart did something very unusual for a star destined for great stardom: Dolores Hart left Hollywood and became a cloistered nun. A few years ago Sister Dolores returned to Hollywood after a 40 year absence and was hailed by her many friends such as Prentiss, and Mariette Hartley. A living example of selflessness

  • Reverend Mother Dolores Hart, Pr, OSB

    • Bill Knotts
    • 2011-02-02

    Reverend Mother Dolores Hart lives her everyday life at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, CT, where she has lived since June 1963. As Dolores Hart the actress, she made ten motion pictures between 1957 and 1963, and co-starred in a hit Broadway comedy during the 1958-59 theatre season, "The Pleasure of His Company," for which she achieved a Tony Award nomination. The ten films were "Loving You"--1957, "Wild is the Wind"--1957, "King Creole"--1958, "Lonelyhearts"--1959, "The Plunderers"--1960, "Where the Boys Are"--1961, "Francis of Assisi"--1961, "Sail a Crooked Ship"--1961, "Lisa" aka "The Inspector"--1962 and "Come Fly With Me"--1963. During her Broadway run, a friend suggested a trip to then Regina Laudis Monastery in nearby Bethlehem, CT. Dolores was hesitant, at first, having spent her school years in Catholic schools, and wasn't sure that she wanted to be around more nuns for a weekend getaway. But once she set foot on the grounds of Regina Laudis, she knew it was a special place of peace, contentment and belonging. She fulfilled her Broadway commitment and continued to make films, but also made trips to Regina Laudis. While filming "Francis of Assisi" in Rome, she had an audience with His Holiness, Pope John XXIII, who referred to her as "Chiara" (Clara), the real life character she was portraying in the film. She tried to explain that her name was Dolores Hart and that she was playing the role of St. Clare in the film, but His Holiness insisted that "Tu es Chiara." She was amused and thought nothing much of it. However, it was during the filming of "Lisa," a film about a Jewish concentration camp survivor, that Dolores really began to seriously consider the religious life. She was engaged to Don Robinson, a young, up and coming Los Angeles businessman, at the time. The Church won out, but not without Don's assistance and love, which has never waivered in these last 48 years. She took her final vows on September 18, 1970. ----------

  • FINE!

    • jim
    • 2009-11-13

    what a good looker!

  • Delores Hart

    • ravenwood
    • 2009-08-17

    Didn't Delores Hart quit Hollywood to become a nun?

  • I Couldn't Believe It!

    • C.James
    • 2009-07-09

    "Where The Boys Are" is my favorite Dolores Hart film. I first saw it when I was 13. I never forgot it. Ms.Hart drew me in to her character as if I were there experiencing every moment with her; as if seeing it all through her eyes. She conveyed her character just as she should, not too much, not too little, but just enough to capture the essence of her new love experience on vacation. I was swept. That's why I was so taken aback (in the 70's) when I had learned of her commitment to the church in her life as a nun. The New York Daily News had done a feature on her in the 70's. While I was in high school I read the paper everyday and came across the article. I couldn't believe it. She gave it all up. But, about two years ago I caught "Francis of Assisi" with Bradford Dillman & Ms.Hart on TCM and suddenly everything made sense. If anyone's familiar with what happened to Connie Francis after the filming of "..Boys Are", you'll understand. It was also during the time of Claudine Longet's murder trial of boyfriend-victim, Spider Something...So all of hollywood was being scrutinized and futures held in abeyance. I suppose it was a good time to get out, way out. But, I could tell from the news photo(s) she was very happy and had NO REGRETS about her choice. I always knew there was something special about her. God bless, you Dolores wherever you are. I mean, Sister...

  • Dolores Hart; Brilliant and Exceptional

    • Vann
    • 2008-03-12

    Dolores Hart had a brief acting career. She starred in "Loving You" and "King Creole" with Elvis Presley. My favorite movie that she starred in is "Where the Boys Are" (1960). Dolores Hart was the most attractive, intelligent, and talented actress in her era. She abandoned the movie industry and devoted her life to Catholicism. I am grateful that her legacy continues through the movie industry. I wish her good health and much happiness.

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