Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn (born March 20, 1917) is a British singer whose career flourished during World War II, when she was nicknamed "The Forces Sweetheart".

She was born Vera Margaret Welch (Lynn was her grandmother's maiden name), in East Ham, London. She began singing at the age of seven. Her first radio broadcast, with the Joe Loss Orchestra, was made in 1935. She married clarinettist and saxophonist Harry Lewis in 1939. In 1940 she began her own radio series, Sincerely Yours.

Her "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" became the first record by a UK artist to top the US charts, and she appeared regularly on Tallulah Bankhead's US radio programme The Big Show.

She was awarded the OBE in 1969, and became a Dame of the British Empire in 1975.

Table of contents
1 Recordings
2 Films
3 References

Recordings

Films

  • We'll Meet Again (1942)
  • Rhythm Serenade (1943)
  • One Exciting Night (1944)

References

  • Vera Lynn, Vocal Refrain, 1975, W.H. Allen, London.
  • R. Cross, We'll Meet Again

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