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Soeur Sourire (1933–1985)

Soeur Sourire ("Sister Smile") a.k.a. the Singing Nun, was born Jeanine Deckers on October 17, 1933, in Belgium. She attended art school as a young girl, while also developing her musical talents. Jeanine learned to sing and play, and write her own songs. She was not from a close-knit family, and even though Jeanine said she was not against ... See full bio »

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  American Horror Story (TV Series) (performer - 10 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (writer - 10 episodes, 2012 - 2013)
- Madness Ends (2013) ... (performer: "Dominique" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dominique" - uncredited)
- The Coat Hanger (2012) ... (performer: "Dominique" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dominique" - uncredited)
- Unholy Night (2012) ... (performer: "Dominique" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dominique" - uncredited)
- Dark Cousin (2012) ... (performer: "Dominique" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dominique" - uncredited)
- The Origins of Monstrosity (2012) ... (performer: "Dominique" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dominique" - uncredited)
 2004 Kam zmizel ten starý song (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jirina Fikejzová (2004) ... (music: "Dominiku /Dominique/")
 2003 Stealing Sinatra (performer: "Dominique" - as The performed by Nun) / (writer: "Dominique")
 1998 A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (writer: "Dominique" - as Soeur Luc Gabriel)
 1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Girls Town (1994) ... (writer: "Dominique")
 1993 For Love or Money (performer: "Dominique" - as The performed by Nun) / (writer: "Dominique")
 1992 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bart's Friend Falls in Love (1992) ... (writer: "Dominique")
 1990 Mermaids (performer: "Dominique") / (writer: "Dominique")
 1985 Heaven Help Us (performer: "Dominique" - as The performed by Nun) / (writer: "Dominique")
 1982 Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again (lyrics: "DOMINIQUE") / (music: "DOMINIQUE")
  Switch (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1977) (music - 1 episode, 1977)
- Two on the Run (1977) ... (lyrics: "Dominique") / (music: "Dominique")
 1966 The Singing Nun (lyrics: "A Pied Pier's Song (Petit Pierrot)") / (music: "A Pied Pier's Song (Petit Pierrot)") / (writer: "Dominique", "Sister Adele (Soeur Adèle)", "It's a Miracle (Une fleur)", "Raindrops", "Je voudrais", "Avec toi", "Alleluia")
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 1971 Samedi soir (TV Series)
- Episode dated 27 March 1971 (1971) ... Herself
 1970 Show-Report (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... Herself
 1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #17.14 (1964) ... Herself (as Sister Sourire)
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 2011 Anyone for Demis? How the World Invaded the Charts (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (as The Singing Nun)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "The Singing Nun", 1963 (Phillips) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sister Luc-Gabrielle | The Singing Nun | Sister Sourire

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A Belgian, her family fled to France at the beginning of World War II. Her father returned to Belgium as part of the Belgian resistance movement to fight the Nazis, and after the war the rest of the family returned there.


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