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God's Gift of Music: "Dominique" - Debbie Reynolds & Mary Ford


Video from Paul Siddall


"In 1963, one of the major hit songs was written and sang by a nun. Dominique topped the charts! The nun was invited on the Ed Sullivan show and later her story was made into a movie starring Debbie Reynolds." from video introduction.


Do you remember when this was popular? I do, I was 7 years old at the time! - Andy


The Singing Nun “Dominique” 1963 - Sister Jeannine Deckers

Video from Garik Avetisov


"Jeanne Deckers (17 October 1933 – 29 March 1985), aka Jeannine Deckers, better known as Sœur Sourire ("Sister Smile", often credited as The Singing Nun in English-speaking countries), was a Belgian singer-songwriter and initially a member of the Dominican Order in Belgium as Sister Luc-Gabrielle. She acquired world fame in 1963 with the release of the French-language song "Dominique", which topped the U.S. Billboard and other charts." from video introduction.


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