Mary Tyler Moore died yesterday at age 80 after a long battle with diabetes. The media has been filled with stories and pictures about her roles as Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show in the 60s and Mary Richards in The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 70s.
But Elvis fans also remember her as Sister Michelle Gallagher in a movie she made between the TV show runs. It was Elvis’ last movie, Change of Habit, that premiered in November 1969.
She did not wear the nun’s habit for most of the movie as she worked as a nurse with Elvis’ character Dr. John Carpenter.
It wasn’t all work for the two.
In fact, things got almost chummy, but this was one Elvis movie romance that did not end with him getting the girl at the end.
Sister Michelle was firm in not straying from her vows.
But the chemistry between Elvis and Mary was strong and and kept things interesting.
Good bye, Mary Tyler Moore. We’ll miss you. Say hi to Elvis for us.
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