Saturday, April 17, 2010

Soupy Sales, 83, got his start on TV in Cincinnati and Cleveland

Soupy Sales, the no-holds-barred comedian who would do anything for a laugh and took his first pie in the face on a children's show in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1951, died Thursday, October 22, 2009, according to the Associated Press.

He got his start on TV in Ohio in Cincinnati and Cleveland.

AP reports that after Cleveland, Sales moved to Detroit and then in 1961 to Los Angeles, where his pie-throwing schtick became his trademark, and celebrities lined up to take one on the chin alongside Sales.

During the early 1960s, stars such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis and Shirley MacLaine received their just desserts side-by-side with the comedian on his television show.

"I'll probably be remembered for the pies, and that's all right," Sales said in a 1985 interview.

Video of Alice Cooper on the Soupy Sales show

Full obituary

This obituary was originally posted on on Oct. 23, 2009.

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