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Soupy Sales

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Biography

Sales on Lunch With Soupy in 1960

Source: Wikipedia

Soupy Sales (January 8, 1926 – October 22, 2009) was an American comedian, actor, radio-TV personality and host, and jazz aficionado. He was best known for his local and network children's television show, Lunch with Soupy Sales; a series of comedy sketches frequently ending with Sales receiving a pie in the face, which became his trademark.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Milton Supman
  • Born: January 8, 1926 Franklinton, North Carolina, USA
  • Died: October 22, 2009 (aged 83) Bronx, New York, United States
  • Medium: Television, radio, film
  • Years active: 1949–2009
  • Genres: Slapstick, word play, improvisation
  • Influences: Marx Brothers Harry Ritz
  • Influenced: Howard Stern Saturday Night Live Pee-wee Herman Andy Kaufman
  • Spouse: Barbara Fox (1950-1979, divorced) Trudy Carson (1980-2009, his death)
  • Parent(s): Irving Supman (1890-1931) Selma "Sadie" Berman (1897-1970)
  • Notable works and roles: Lunch with Soupy Sales

Read more about Soupy Sales at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Soupy Sales, Flinger of Pies and Punch Lines, Dies at 83
NY Times TV, 2009-10-24 01:48:17
Soupy Sales rehearsing for his Broadway debut in "Come Live With Me" in 1966.

Soupy Sales Meant Pie and Laughs
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2009-10-24 01:00:07
Soupy Sales Was Known For Pie in the Face, Big Unseen Dogs and Other TV Silliness

Soupy Sales meant pie, dogs, silliness and laughs (AP)
Yahoo Entertainment, 2009-10-23 20:40:32
AP - If you never thought a pie in the face was funny, you just didn't get Soupy Sales.

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