Sally Field in The Flying Nun (1967)

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In one of the stranger television concepts in history, Sally Field played the title role of The Flying Nun — 90-pound Sister Bertrille, who could use her starched cornette to take to the skies if the wind were just right. Her aviation abilities were used to solve any problems that arose at her convent, and of course to provide the laughs too. While it seemed like an idea that would quickly be relegated to the cutting room floor, the show ran for 82 episodes on ABC from 1967 through 1970, and has remained a cult classic to this day.

Flying Nun intro/opening credits video

Sally Field and her bad habit

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Autism as described in the 1960s: The child in the glass ball

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