WWII Sweetheart Vera Lynn Tops British Charts

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on August 10, 2013
Vera Lynn

Who is singing “We’ll Meet Again” at the end of the movie “Dr. Strangelove” as an atom bomb is exploding?
—R.L. Chiccitt, Pittsburgh, Pa.

That is British singer, songwriter and actress Vera Lynn, 96, who performed concerts for troops in Burma, India and Egypt during World War II, earning her the nickname “The Forces’ Sweetheart.” In addition to that tune, her other hits include “The White Cliffs of Dover,” “There’ll Always Be an England,” “My Son, My Son” and “Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart,” which in 1952 became the first song recorded by a foreign artist to hit No. 1 on the U.S. “Billboard” charts. In 2009 at age 92, she became the oldest living artist to top the British albums chart.