What is the story behind the song Dominique?
What happened to The Singing Nun Dominique?
In April 1985, Deckers and her companion Annie Berchet were found dead in a flat at Waure near Brussels. Both had taken an overdose of barbiturates. The tragedy happened after the Belgian authorities demanded the tax from the monies earned during her fleeting 15 minutes of fame.
Who sang Dominique in The Singing Nun?
Back in late 1963, a Belgian nun known only as Soeur Sourire, or Sister Smile, topped America's pop music charts with the relentlessly cheerful tune "Dominique," from an album that sold 1.5 million copies.
Is Dominique male or female?
Dominique is a unisex French name of Latin origin that means "of the Lord".
What does Dominique mean?
Dominique in American English
(ˌdɑməˈnik) noun. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “of the Lord”
How much money did The Singing Nun make?
The songstress who earned well over $100,000 for her Dominican convent at Fichermont as well as a gold record, also faces serious tax problems. "The (Belgian equivalent of the) Internal Revenue will sell my apartment . . . In the end perhaps I'll go to jail. That would not be funny."Apr 16, 1978
Did Debbie Reynolds do her own singing in The Singing Nun movie?
Debbie Reynolds performs the songs of The Singing Nun well and the musical numbers are well staged.
Did The Singing Nun go to Africa?
In 1966, Deckers and Pelcher went to Africa to do social work and became lifelong companions. In 1968, Deckers further distanced herself from her religious life.Oct 21, 2013