Vera Lynn Age, Husband, Family, Biography, Facts & More
Some Lesser Known Facts About Vera Lynn
- Does Vera Lynn smoke?: No
- At the age of 7, her interest developed in singing and she started performing publicly.
- Vera adopted her maternal grandmother’s maiden name as her stage name when she was eleven.
- At 14, she left her school and started working in a factory, but later, she decided to sing in clubs to earn her living.
- In 1935, she did her first radio broadcast with the Joe Loss Orchestra.
- She met her love of life, Harry Lewis in the Bert Ambrose Orchestra who was a musician there and she was a singer.
- Her solo recording was released in 1936 on Crown label, titled “Up the Wooden Hill to Bedfordshire.”
- During World War II, she had a popular radio show, and she sang songs at that time as “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “We’ll Meet Again.”
- She was ranked no.1 in a poll where soldiers were asked about their favorite entertainer.
- She is popularly known as “The Forces Sweetheart.”
- On September 13, 2009, her evergreen hit collection- “We’ll Meet Again” topped the UK album chart by making her the oldest artist ever to do so.
- On becoming a centenarian, she released her new album titled “Vera Lynn 100” to celebrate her 100th birthday.
- She became the first-ever centenarian to have an album released.
- Vera is a very generous person as she is always ready to help others and she also serves as President of the “Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children” with Cerebral Palsy, a charity she founded in 2001.
- Despite being such a wonderful singer and songwriter, she has no interest left in singing. Instead, she loves to paint now.