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(RNS) At 24, Dolores Hart, the actress who gave Elvis his first on-screen kiss, gave up a promising Hollywood career to begin life as a cloistered nun. Fifty years later, she writes a memoir to explain her choice to a world that is perhaps even more enamored of celebirty than it was in 1963.

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  1. Deacon John M. Bresnahan

    This article is an excellent presentation of Mother Dolores Hart’s autobiography. The book title comes from the words of St. Benedict: “Listen and attend with the ear of your heart.”
    Mother Dolores also quotes from the Rule of St. Benedict at the start of the book’s preface.: “What can be sweeter to us dearest brethren, than the voice of our Lord inviting us? Behold, in his loving mercy the Lord showeth the way of life.”
    These two quotes strike me as a great summary of her life with the Lord.

  2. Just was listening to and watching pictures of “Where the Boys Are” on Youtube and thought, What happened to that Good Looking Girl in the Movie…….so now I know!

  3. SERGIO CACERES

    DOLORES HART WAS THE MOVIE STAR I DID LIKE THE MOST ALWAYS,
    SPECIALLY BY THE YEARS 1960 OR SO THAT SHE WAS STARRING WITH
    ELVIS.

    I WOULD NOT STOP WATCHING HER COLOR PICTURES, THANKS,
    SERGIO, LIMA, PERU.

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