The Singing Nun, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

The Singing Nun

Nun, singer, musician

Date of Birth: 17-Oct-1933

Place of Birth: Laeken, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium

Date of Death: 29-Mar-1985

Profession: singer, nun, singer-songwriter, guitarist, Christians Jehovah’s Witnesses

Nationality: Belgium

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About The Singing Nun

  • Jeanne-Paule Marie "Jeannine" Deckers (17 October 1933 – 29 March 1985), better known as Sœur Sourire (French for "Sister Smile") and often credited as The Singing Nun in English-speaking countries, was a Belgian singer-songwriter and a member of the Dominican Order in Belgium as Sister Luc Gabriel.
  • She acquired widespread fame in 1963 with the release of the Belgian French song "Dominique", which topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and other charts.
  • Owing to confusion over the terms of the recording contract, she was reduced to poverty, and also experienced a crisis of faith, quitting the order, though still remaining a Catholic.
  • She died by suicide with her lifelong friend Annie Pécher.

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