DOLORES HART CHECKED OUT OF HOLLYWOOD AND INTO A CONVENT
Dolores Hart shocked Hollywood when she abruptly walked away from her acting career in 1963 and became a nun! She’s probably most famous for her movies with Elvis Presley and our favorite “Where the Boys Are.” All these years she’s been cloistered in a convent in Bethlehem, Conn, but the 40 nuns living quarters are desperately in need of refurbishing so she is trying to help them raise money. (Surprisingly, she is still a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and she receives copies of all nominated movies to watch in her cell, and she votes for winners.) Since the abbey needs 4 million dollars for renovation Mother Dolores, 73, has even appeared at an autograph convention where she sold autographs and photos to raise money. She is the order’s main hope for fundraising, so we may be seeing more of her.