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Soupy Sales Obituary

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

OBITUARY

Soupy Sales dies at 83; slapstick comic had hit TV show in 1960s

 

Soupy Sales

George Washington (KABC-TV Channel 7In this undated photo, Soupy Sales does his best George Washington act for a KABC-TV Channel 7 show in Los Angeles broadcast around Washington’s birthday.

 

The comedian acquired a cult-like following among adults with a show ostensibly meant for children. His signature routine, which he elevated to an art form, was pie-throwing.

 

By Elaine Woo
Los Angeles Times
October 23, 2009

 

Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature, has died. He was 83.

 

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