Category Archives: Vera Lynn, British singer, age 100, World War 2, Blitz, London

Beloved Brit Singer Hits Big 100 On St. Patty’s Day

Hey, any other really old seniors out there remember young Vera Lynn? She’s known for crooning popular World War 2 songs way back when, including White Cliffs of Dover and We’ll Meet Again. My fave of all time is her fantastic singing of the super-patriotic, Land of Hope and Glory.

In 1940 and 1941, German bombers raided London and other British cities. They caused heavy damage and thousands of casualties. Vera Lynn’s stirring performances in stadiums and British military camps did much to help raise spirits during those dark days of the Blitz.

Vera Lynn joins other still active 100-year-old celebs Olivia de Haviland and Kirk Douglas. Betty White and Doris Day are youthful 95-year-olds. From this nonagenarian: Happy 100th St. Patrick’s Day Birthday, Vera Lynn!