Dolores Hart, O. By the early s an established leading lady, she "stunned Hollywood"  by announcing that she would forgo her life as an actress, leaving behind her career to enter the Abbey of Regina Laudis monastery in Connecticut , where she serves her monastic community. Born Dolores Hicks , she was the only child of actor Bert Hicks and Harriett Hicks, who separated when she was three years old, and ultimately divorced. She stated, "As a child I was precocious.
Mary Hart gets a fond farewell after three decades as Entertainment Tonight host
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Celebrity and entertainment coverage has changed markedly since she began anchoring the show in its first year in It was the first weekday syndicated show devoted solely to entertainment news when it began, and has remained at the top of the ratings as similar shows came along. And "ET" as it is fondly known, remains one of the top sources for celeb news among the many other shows, websites, magazines and news outlets now covering the subject. In a popular YouTube video, the beaming little ballerina dances an entire four-minute routine seemingly perfectly, matchin Nancy O'Dell will replace her. It makes me very emotional at times.
But according to TheWrap, Lara Spencer, host of The Insider, will be taking over, in a deal that has been in place for several months. Hart, who turns 60 next month, has been with the show since , helping it become the highest rated syndicated magazine show on U. Linda Bell Blue, who has been the Executive Producer of the show since , said: 'Mary is one of my closest friends and although I respect her decision I will miss her tremendously. New challenges: Mary Hart is leaving Entertainment Tonight.
But last night, almost three decades after she first got in front of the camera, Mary Hart filmed her final show. The year-old icon was given a spectacular send off as she retired by the network who brought back all four of her male co-stars from the past 30 years. It makes me very emotional at times. Special serenade: The presenter also got a surprise performance from Natalie Cole.