We had such fun on this blog site last year during the Christmas season! Every couple of days we posted vintage public service announcements by celebrity friends of The Salvation Army. Here’s a link to each of the PSAs with a fun fact about the stars. Can you guess who’s in each spot?
Her career spanned an awe-inspiring 70 years and she is one of only a dozen people to receive an Emmy, a Tony, a Grammy and and Oscar! This entertainment legend is one of more than a dozen notable people who lent their time and talent to film short television spots to promote The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle.
In 2007, TV Guide named him the second most popular TV father, after Cliff Huxtable (played by another actor featured in a Salvation Army old-school Christmas ad). A long-time animal lover, one of his four-legged friends appears with him in his Red Kettle ad, posted below. Can you guess who it is?
She starred as Elizabeth Bennett in an early film adaptation of Jane Austen’s masterpiece Pride and Prejudice but won an Oscar for her 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.
He grew up shooting hoops at a Salvation Army youth center and returned the favor later in life by appearing in a Christmas kettle TV spot. He joined dozens of other notable Americans who filmed brief TV ads during the 50s to the 80s to support The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign.
His signature song was “Thanks for the Memories,” and boy did he give Americans some wonderful moments to remember. Famous for his gentle humor and love of golf, the comedian in today’s vintage ad was one of a number of well-known people who gladly recorded short television spots to encourage the public to support The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign.