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    Pie-splattered comedian Soupy Sales dies at 83

    DETROIT – Soupy Sales, the rubber-faced comedian whose anything-for-a-chuckle career was built on 20,000 pies to the face and 5,000 live TV appearances across a half-century of laughs, has died. He was 83.

    Sales died Thursday night at Calvary Hospice in the Bronx, New York, said his former manager and longtime friend, Dave Usher. Sales had many health problems and entered the hospice last week, Usher said.

    At the peak of his fame in the 1950s and '60s, Sales was one of the best-known faces in the nation, Usher said.

    "If President Eisenhower would have walked down the street, no one would have recognized him as much as Soupy," Usher said.

    Pie-splattered comedian Soupy Sales dies at 83 - Yahoo! News

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    Soupy,

    Rest in peace, you had a good life and made me laugh.

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    A little tid bit in the article
    "Sales was born Milton Supman on Jan. 8, 1926, in Franklinton, N.C., where his was the only Jewish family in town. His parents, owners of a dry-goods store, sold sheets to the Ku Klux Klan. The family later moved to Huntington, W.Va."

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    Re: Pie-splattered comedian Soupy Sales dies at 83

    Soupy was at the end of his television career when I was a kid, but he did have a heck of a funny show. It appealed to everyone and it was clean, good family fun. Don't see that any more.

    RIP Soupy --- your kind will not again, this way come.

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    Re: Pie-splattered comedian Soupy Sales dies at 83

    I remember seeing him on one of the game shows telling his terrible jokes.
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    Re: Pie-splattered comedian Soupy Sales dies at 83

    I watched Soupy every day after grade school in the 50's.

    He had a "pet" named White Fang that was never seen on camera except for it's "arm or front leg" appearing in the doorway. That "door way" held some pretty unique characters during the show's run including movie stars, comedians, local (Los Angeles) and national news makers. I remember an instance where someone held up a "one finger salute" in that "door way" which caused a major ruckus for the station and the network.

    RIP Soupy, You were always there for me as a kid.

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    Re: Pie-splattered comedian Soupy Sales dies at 83

    It's always sad when an icon dies even one like Soupy who some loved and others didn't really care much for. I was never a big fan of slap sick like his or the Three Stooges, but he had his moments and it was great to see big shots get a pie in the face.
    I would remind people that not being a fan does not mean didn't respect or admire for there fan base and fame.

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    Re: Pie-splattered comedian Soupy Sales dies at 83

    he was a great guy who entertained! RIP Milton Supman

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    Re: Pie-splattered comedian Soupy Sales dies at 83

    I don't recall his show too well, but I do remember him on Hollywood squares, Pretty funny guy....Man I feel old.


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    Re: Pie-splattered comedian Soupy Sales dies at 83

    They just showed a black and white clip on TV of Soupy with part of the "Rat Pack". Soupy nails Frank Sinatra with a cream pie while Sammy Davis jr., Dean Martin and Peter Lawford watched. Eventually everyone on the stage had a pie in the face. Hysterical, historical and memorable.

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    Re: Pie-splattered comedian Soupy Sales dies at 83

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain Jim View Post
    DETROIT – Soupy Sales, the rubber-faced comedian whose anything-for-a-chuckle career was built on 20,000 pies to the face and 5,000 live TV appearances across a half-century of laughs, has died. He was 83.

    Sales died Thursday night at Calvary Hospice in the Bronx, New York, said his former manager and longtime friend, Dave Usher. Sales had many health problems and entered the hospice last week, Usher said.

    At the peak of his fame in the 1950s and '60s, Sales was one of the best-known faces in the nation, Usher said.

    "If President Eisenhower would have walked down the street, no one would have recognized him as much as Soupy," Usher said.

    Pie-splattered comedian Soupy Sales dies at 83 - Yahoo! News

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    Soupy,

    Rest in peace, you had a good life and made me laugh.

    Thanks
    Jim

    EDIT
    A little tid bit in the article
    "Sales was born Milton Supman on Jan. 8, 1926, in Franklinton, N.C., where his was the only Jewish family in town. His parents, owners of a dry-goods store, sold sheets to the Ku Klux Klan. The family later moved to Huntington, W.Va."

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    Re: Pie-splattered comedian Soupy Sales dies at 83

    Quote Originally Posted by Sands View Post
    They just showed a black and white clip on TV of Soupy with part of the "Rat Pack". Soupy nails Frank Sinatra with a cream pie while Sammy Davis jr., Dean Martin and Peter Lawford watched. Eventually everyone on the stage had a pie in the face. Hysterical, historical and memorable.
    on his show wasn't his girlfriend just him in drag?? I can not remember her name.

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