God Is the Bigger Elvis

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Actress-Turned-Nun Dolores Hart Shares Her Story in HBO's God Is the Bigger Elvis

She was one of the most promising young stars of the 1950s and '60s, sharing the screen with Montgomery Clift, Anthony Quinn and twice with Elvis Presley. But Dolores Hart gave it all up for a much greater role with the ultimate leading man.

The HBO documentary God Is the Bigger Elvis (airing tonight at 8/7c) chronicles Hart's sudden segue at age 24 in 1963 from Hollywood darling to cloistered Benedictine nun, a decision that stunned friends, fans and...  Read Full Article

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Actress-Turned-Nun Dolores Hart Shares Her Story in HBO's God Is the Bigger Elvis

She was one of the most promising young stars of the 1950s and '60s, sharing the screen with Montgomery Clift, Anthony Quinn and twice with Elvis Presley. But Dolores Hart gave it all up for a much greater role with the ultimate leading man.

The HBO documentary God Is the Bigger Elvis (airing tonight at 8/7c) chronicles Hart's sudden segue at age 24 in 1963 from Hollywood darling to cloistered Benedictine nun, a decision that stunned friends, fans and... read more

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Premise: Oscar-nominated documentary short profiling Dolores Hart, a former Hollywood starlet who made her film debut opposite Elvis Presley in "Loving You" (1957), but quit acting to become a Benedictine nun. Produced and directed by Rebecca Cammisa, whose mother is a former nun.

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