This is her 100th birthday, and she remains very much alive.
Vera Lynn, 1941
Lynn sang the enormously popular British World War Two song We'll Meet Again. The hugely popular song, featuring Lynn's very strong voice, was featured again ironically in the 1960s in the film Dr. Strangelove in the final sequences. A remastered version once again hit the charts just a few years ago..
She also sang the very popular wartime song The White Cliff's of Dover.
She is the only person whose hit have spanned from the period of inception of charts to the present day.