Dolores Hart, a nun who kissed Elvis, to walk Oscars red carpet

Dolores Hart, a nun who kissed Elvis, to walk Oscars red carpet

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Feb 24, 2012 at 4:43 PM PST
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Dolores Hart ,the blushing starlet of 19, gave her first screen kiss to Elvis Presley in 1957’s "Loving You”.

She starred in nine more movies within six years, and then gave it all up to become a nun on Sunday, she returns to Hollywood to attend the Academy Awards, where a new film about her is up for best documentary short.

She acted alongside legends of the silver screen, including Anthony Quinn, Robert Wagner and Montgomery Clift and was the top-billed star of MGM's highest grossing film of 1962, Where the Boys Are.

"My ears start getting purple and even his ears started getting purple," Hart said on the ABC show "20/20" in 2002, when asked about kissing Presley.

An Oscar-nominated documentary short, “God Is the Bigger Elvis,” chronicles her unusual life story, from the glitz of Tinseltown to a cloistered convent in Connecticut.God Is The Bigger Elvis, airs April 5 on HBO.

She is a mother prioress and spiritual guide to 38 other nuns (and she is the only nun who is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences).

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