Fifty-two years ago, the television show The Flying Nun premiered on ABC.
The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbors.
Created by: Max Wylie, Harry Ackerman
Based on: The Fifteenth Pelican by Tere Rios
Developed by: Bernard Slade
Starring: Sally Field, Madeleine Sherwood, Marge Redmond, Shelley Morrison, Alejandro Rey, Linda Dangcil, Vito Scotti
Theme music composer: Dominic Frontiere
Opening theme: “Who Needs Wings to Fly?”
Composers: Dominic Frontiere, Warren Barker, Gerald Fried, Harry Geller, Hugo Montenegro, Will Schaefer
No. of seasons: 3
No. of episodes: 82
Original network: ABC
Original release: September 7, 1967 – September 18, 1970
The large headgear on 90-pound novice Sister Bertrille, of the convent San Tanco in Puerto Rico, enables her to fly in any stiff breeze. Her gift enables her to aid others, whether they wish it or not.