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Singing Nun


b. Jeanine Deckers, 17 Oct 1933, Belgium, d. 31 March 1985, Wavre, Belgium. Better referred to as Sister Luc Gabrielle from the Fichermont convent in Waterloo, Belgium, this guitar-playing vocalist found prominence after putting your signature on to Philips Information in 1961. Their Belgium branch released her recording Soeur Sourire (Sister Smile), which offered well around the continent. Among the tunes, the French sung ‘Dominique’, a breezy tribute towards the founder from the Dominican purchase, captured the creativity of the worldwide record-buying general public and became an internationally hit, reaching #1 1 in america during Xmas 1963. Her recording also reached the very best of the united states charts within the same month and she received the Grammy Award for ‘Greatest Gospel Or Spiritual Documenting’ of 1963. Income for the product sales of her function was added to international missions. Even though Singing Nun made an appearance on the exclusive Ed Sullivan Display, she didn’t secure popular follow-up. Nevertheless, Debbie Reynolds starred inside a biopic from the nun’s existence and the film was publicized with a go of Soeur Sourire driving a mobility scooter and playing an classical guitar. Worldly trappings ultimately enticed Deckers from your convent in Oct 1966. She transformed her name to Luc Dominique and documented the questionable ‘Glory Become To God For The Golden Tablet’. She later on setup a college for autistic kids with her friend Annie Pescher, however in March 1985 the set required a fatal overdose of alcoholic beverages and barbiturates. At that time they owed $63, 000 in back again taxes for the money gained during Deckers’ performing career, even though all proceeds had opted towards the convent.

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Died March 29, 1985, Wavre, Belgium
Profession Singer
Education Catholic University of Leuven
Nationality Belgian
Parents Gabrielle Deckers, Lucien Deckers
Awards Grammy Award for Best Inspirational Performance
Music Songs Dominique, Entre les étoiles, Dominique Soeur, Unter all die Sterne, Souriceau et souricette, La pilule d'or, Tous les chemins, Sister Adele, Je voudrais, Les pieds des missionnaires, Jesus est le pain de vie, Les drogués, Sœur Adèle, Plume de radis, Un moustique tique tique, Fleur de cactus, Pentecôte-renouveau, Mets ton joli jupon, Alleluia, Le temps des femmes, Marie-Madeleine, Lunettes roses, Jesus, verbe de Dieu, nous t'adorons, Jesus, apprends nous à prier, Vacances au bord de mer, Dansons la farandole, Une fleur, Sur la route de ma vie, Avec toi, Tant sont les routes, Les couleurs de la vie, Viens
Albums Chants d'enfants, Soeur Sourire, Vol. 1, Ses Plus Belles Chansons, The Singing Nun, Soeur Sourire, Vol. 2, Best of Sœur Sourire, Resurrection, Fleur de cactus (Mono Version), Alleluia, Soeur Sourire, Vol. 3, The Collection (Exclusive Music & Memories), Kabinda, Alleluia (Mono version), Soeur Sourire: Anthologie intégrale, La Pilule d'or, Sœur Adèle, Dominique, Chansons françaises des années 60 : Soeur Sourire, Vol. 1, J'ai trouvé le Seigneur, Entre les étoiles
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Music Score

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American Horror Story TV Series performer - 10 episodes, 2012 - 2013 writer - 10 episodes, 2012 - 2013
Kam zmizel ten starý song 2004 TV Series music - 1 episode
Stealing Sinatra 2003 performer: "Dominique" - as The performed by Nun / writer: "Dominique"
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries 1998 writer: "Dominique" - as Soeur Luc Gabriel
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
For Love or Money 1993 performer: "Dominique" - as The performed by Nun / writer: "Dominique"
The Simpsons 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mermaids 1990 performer: "Dominique" / writer: "Dominique"
Heaven Help Us 1985 performer: "Dominique" - as The performed by Nun / writer: "Dominique"
Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again 1982 lyrics: "DOMINIQUE" / music: "DOMINIQUE"
Switch TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1977 music - 1 episode, 1977
The Singing Nun 1966 lyrics: "A Pied Pier's Song Petit Pierrot" / music: "A Pied Pier's Song Petit Pierrot" / writer: "Dominique", "Sister Adele Soeur Adèle", "It's a Miracle Une fleur", "Raindrops", "Je voudrais", "Avec toi", "Alleluia"



Samedi soir 1971 TV Series Herself
Show-Report 1970 TV Series documentary Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1964 TV Series Herself

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My Yearbook 1960-1963 2015 TV Movie Herself
Anyone for Demis? How the World Invaded the Charts 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself (as The Singing Nun)

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