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    Elvis kissing Mother Dolores Hart in Loving You. Photo credit: NBC Universal, Digital Media Distribution Group.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Mother Dolores Hart, the Hollywood actress who became a Catholic nun, was in Charlotte on Saturday Sept. 14, 2013 to speak and sign books at the Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress. In ÒLoving You,Ó a 1957 movie, she kissed Elvis Presley Ð the KingÕs first on-screen smooch. Nine movies later, in 1963, she left behind her acting career Ð and a fiancŽ Ð to enter the Abbey of Regina Laudis. She is now the mother prioress at the Benedictine monastery in Bethlehem, Conn..
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    Elvis Presley and Dolores Hart in King Creole: Globe Photos
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    Dolores Hart's interview portrait. Dolores Hart Collection
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    Don Robinson and Dolores Hart in their engagement portrait. Dolores Hart Collection
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    Dolores Hart and Elvis have their portrait made for Loving You. : Globe Photos
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    Elvis gets close up with Dolores Hart in Loving-You: Globe Photos
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    Elvis escorts Dolores Hart over a log: Globe Photos
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Mother Dolores Hart, the Hollywood actress who became a Catholic nun, was in Charlotte on Saturday Sept. 14, 2013 to speak and sign books at the Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress. In ÒLoving You,Ó a 1957 movie, she kissed Elvis Presley Ð the KingÕs first on-screen smooch. Nine movies later, in 1963, she left behind her acting career Ð and a fiancŽ Ð to enter the Abbey of Regina Laudis. She is now the mother prioress at the Benedictine monastery in Bethlehem, Conn.. She was interviewed by newspapers and television stations Saturday.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Mother Dolores Hart, the Hollywood actress who became a Catholic nun, was in Charlotte on Saturday Sept. 14, 2013 to speak and sign books at the Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress. In ÒLoving You,Ó a 1957 movie, she kissed Elvis Presley Ð the KingÕs first on-screen smooch. Nine movies later, in 1963, she left behind her acting career Ð and a fiancŽ Ð to enter the Abbey of Regina Laudis. She is now the mother prioress at the Benedictine monastery in Bethlehem, Conn.. Neima Abdulahi, a reporter for Fox 46, clips a remote microphone onto Mother Hart prior to an interview Saturday.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Mother Dolores Hart, the Hollywood actress who became a Catholic nun, was in Charlotte on Saturday Sept. 14, 2013 to speak and sign books at the Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress. In ÒLoving You,Ó a 1957 movie, she kissed Elvis Presley Ð the KingÕs first on-screen smooch. Nine movies later, in 1963, she left behind her acting career Ð and a fiancŽ Ð to enter the Abbey of Regina Laudis. She is now the mother prioress at the Benedictine monastery in Bethlehem, Conn..
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Mother Dolores Hart, the Hollywood actress who became a Catholic nun, was in Charlotte on Saturday Sept. 14, 2013 to speak and sign books at the Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress. In ÒLoving You,Ó a 1957 movie, she kissed Elvis Presley Ð the KingÕs first on-screen smooch. Nine movies later, in 1963, she left behind her acting career Ð and a fiancŽ Ð to enter the Abbey of Regina Laudis. She is now the mother prioress at the Benedictine monastery in Bethlehem, Conn.. She was interviewed by newspapers and television stations Saturday.
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    JOHN D. SIMMONS - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Mother Dolores Hart, the Hollywood actress who became a Catholic nun, was in Charlotte on Saturday Sept. 14, 2013 to speak and sign books at the Diocese of CharlotteÕs 9th annual Eucharistic Congress. In ÒLoving You,Ó a 1957 movie, she kissed Elvis Presley Ð the KingÕs first on-screen smooch. Nine movies later, in 1963, she left behind her acting career Ð and a fiancŽ Ð to enter the Abbey of Regina Laudis. She is now the mother prioress at the Benedictine monastery in Bethlehem, Conn.. She signs an autograph in her new book " The Ear of the Heart: An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows".
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    Dolores Hart with Don Robinson: Nate Cutler, Globe Photos
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    Bert and Harriett Hicks with their daughter, then Dolores Hicks later Mother Dolores Hart. Dolores Hart Collection
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    Dolores Hart portrayed a nun in a movie before becoming one. Assisi-Investiture: Globe Photos
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    1970 (consecration) of Dolores Hart: Courtesy of Valerie Imbleau
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