Vera Margaret LYNN

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1917-03-20
Education Brampton Rd Sch East Ham
Publications N/A
Recreations gardening, painting, needlework, knitting
Clubs N/A
Style Dame Vera Lynn, DBE, LLD, MMUS
Career singer; with Ambrose Orch 1937-40, subsequently went solo, starred Applesauce (London Palladium) 1941, own radio show Sincerely Yours 1941-47; voted most popular singer Daily Express competition 1939, Forces' sweetheart WWII, toured Egypt, India, Burma 1944 (Burma Star 1985); subsequently: Tallulah Bankhead's Big Show (USA), London Laughs (Adelphi London), cabaret in Las Vegas, own TV show Vera Lynn Sings (BBC); numerous appearances over Europe, SA, Aust, NZ and Canada, 8 Command Performances, records incl Auf Wiedersehen (over 12 million copies sold), first British artist to top American Charts; pres: Aust Variety Ladies' Assoc, RAFA, Y-Care Int Fund for Africa, London Taxi Drivers' Benevolent Fund, Young Concert Artists' Assoc, Local Women's Br Legion; first woman pres Printers' Charitable Corp; vice-pres: Song Writers' Guild, Age Concern (memb Fund Raising Ctee); chm: Breast Cancer Tst Fund, Gilbert & Sullivan Tst Fund; vice-chm Stars Orgn for Spastics, life govr ICRF; Ivor Novello Award 1973, Show Business Personality Award Grand Order of Water Rats 1973, Music Publishers' Award and Songwriters of GB Award 1974 and 1975, Woman of the World Award 1987, int ambass Variety Club Int 1987 (Humanitarian Award 1985), BBC Woman of the Year 1994, Spirit of the 20th Century Award 2000, Lillian Keil Award for Outstanding Service to the Allied Cause by a Woman in WWII 2006, Nordoff Robbins Icon of the Century Award 2010; fndr Dame Vera Lynn Sch for Parents and Handicapped Children 1992, Master of Music City of London Univ 1992-; Freeman Cities of: London, Winnipeg, Melbourne, Cornerbrook, Nashville; Hon LLD Meml Univ Newfoundland; fell Univ of E London 1990; Cdr of Orange Nassau (Holland) 1976, OStJ 1998, Dutch War Veteran Medal 2010
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