Vera Lynn Age, Husband, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Vera Lynn

Full NameDame Vera Margaret Lynn
NicknameThe Forces' Sweetheart
ProfessionActress, Singer, Songwriter
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 170 cm
in meters - 1.70 m
in feet inches - 5’ 7”
Eye ColorLight Blue
Hair ColorGray
Personal Life
Date of Birth March 20, 1917
Age (as in 2017)100 Years
Birth PlaceEast Ham, Essex, England
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
SignatureVena Lynn Signature
HometownEast Ham, Essex, England
SchoolNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutAlbum- Sincerely Yours (1949)
Sincerely Yours 1949
Singles- "You Can't Be True, Dear" (1948)
You Cant Be True Dear
FamilyFather- Bertram Samuel Welch
Mother- Annie Welch
Brother- Roger Welch
Vera Lynn's Brother Roger Welch
Sister- None
ReligionNot Known
AddressDame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity
Unit 1
The Courtyard
Holmsted Farm
Staplefield Road
West Sussex
RH17 5JF
HobbyPainting with Watercolors
Favorite Things
Favorite DrinkLemonade with a dash of Red wine
Favorite Cosmetic BrandCoverGirl cosmetics
Boyfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusWidowed
Husband/SpouseHarry Lewis, Clarinetist and Saxophonist (1941-1998)
Dame Vera Lynn  With Husband Harry Lewis
Marriage Year1941
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Virginia Penelope Anne Lewis
Vera Lynn With Her Daughter Virginia Penelope Anne Lewis
Money Factor
Net Worth$145 million

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Vera Lynn

  • Does Vera Lynn smoke?: No
  • Does Vera Lynn drink alcohol?: No Vera Lynn Drinking
  • 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. Vera Lynn Singing In Bert Ambrose Orchestra
  • 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.”
  • At the age of 92, she penned down her memoirs- “Dame Verra Lynn, Some Sunny Day.” Vera Lynns Book
  • In 2005, she made a surprise appearance at 60th V.E Day show in London. Vera Lynn At 60th V.E Day Show
  • 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. We'll Meet Again
  • She received “Queen’s honor” for her eight decades of service, in a ceremony at her home. Dame Vera Lynn Received Queens honor

  • On becoming a centenarian, she released her new album titled “Vera Lynn 100” to celebrate her 100th birthday. Vera Lynn 100
  • 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.

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