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The Singing Nun

The Singing Nun

Jeanine Deckers (17 October 1933 – 29 March 1985), known in English as The Singing Nun, was a Belgian Religious Sister, a member (as Sister Luc Gabriel) of the Dominican Order in Belgium. She became internationally famous in 1963 as Sœur Sourire (Sister Smile) when she scored a hit with the French-language song "Dominique". In the English-language world, she is credited on her records as "The Singing Nun".