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WWII-era glamour girl appeared in this vintage Salvation Army TV spot

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Mr. Darcy proposes to Elizabeth Bennett

She starred as Elizabeth Bennett in an early film adaptation of Jane Austen’s masterpiece Pride and Prejudice but won an Oscar for her starring work in Mrs. Miniver.

A major box office draw in the 40s, she filmed this brief television ad for The Salvation Army in the 1970s, featured below.

She’s one of many celebrities who donated some of their star power to promote our Christmas red kettle campaign.

Can you guess who she is? Click on the white arrow in the video player to find out!

Click on the links below to watch other vintage TV spots, brought to you by the talented staff or our MultiMedia Ministries team!
:: Julius Erving
:: Bob Hope
:: Burl Ives
:: Bill Cosby
:: Michael Landon
:: Milton Berle

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