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Vera Lynn
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    (March 20, 1917-June 18, 2020)
    Birth name is Vera Margaret Welch
    Recorded songs 'The General's Fast Asleep (1935),' 'Sincerely Yours (1940),' 'White Cliffs of Dover (1940),' 'Wishing (1941),' 'We'll Meet Again (1942),' 'You're in my Arms (1942),' 'If You Love Me (1952),' 'Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart (1952)' and 'My Son, My Son (1954)'
    Acted in 'We'll Meet Again (1943),' 'Rhythm Serenade (1943),' and 'One Exciting Night (1944)'
    She dropped out of school at 14 to work in a factory.
    After a year of factory work, she quit and started singing in clubs.
    She retired after World War II but then started working again in two years.
    She retired again after singing at Buckingham Palace the 50th V.E. Day celebration (1995).
    Despite her retirement, she appeared again at the 60th V.E. Day celebration as well (2005).
    Her acting career (and for the most part, her singing career) ended with World War II.
    Her TV series 'Vera Lynn' tanked (1969).
    She was called the 'Forces Sweetheart' during World War II.
    She was one of Britain's leading war-time entertainers.
    She would read off messages from loved ones of servicemen on her BBC radio show.
    She visited the Allied troops stationed in Burma.
    Her song 'Auf Wiedersehn Sweetheart' made her the first British singer to reach #1 in the charts in North America (1952).
    Her songs were uplifting.
    Her signature song 'We'll Meet Again' was used in the finale for 'Dr Strangelove' (1964).

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