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Actor, Soupy Sales, was born Milton Supman on Jan 8, 1926 in Franklinton, NC. Sales died at the age of 83 on Oct 22, 2009 in The Bronx, New York City .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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Classic Television Thursday #031 – The Show

By Michael on Apr 23, 2015 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Last time we looked at the classic panel game What’s My Line, and in the featured episode the “mystery guest” was , so I thought this week we’d take a look at Mr. Pie-in-in-the-Face himself, . Born Milton Supman, “Soupy” is actually taken fro... Read full article


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A prank was played on him by the studio crew during a live broadcast of one of his shows. Upon opening a prop door on his set, a nude dancer was gyrating in front of him as a recording of "The Stripper" was playing over the studio loudspeakers. While the woman was out of camera shot for the television feed, the studio monitors were rigged so Sales could see the nude dancer on them, giving the impression that she was being broadcast live on his children's show. Convinced that his career was over, yet still laughing with his crew, he asked that they cut to a commercial. Only then was he told that the nude dancer wasn't shown on the live feed. He later joked, "All I really wanted from her was her autograph." The clip from the show has circulated in several videotape collections of "bloopers" and out-takes.

Was a huge jazz fan and regularly introduced greats like Count Basie, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker to the stage of his Detroit-based, jazz-oriented "Soupy's On" program. Sales utilized his extensive jazz record collection throughout his television career as introductory or character theme music.

He and his older brothers all had nicknames. Soupy was "Soupman", and his brothers were "Hambone" and "Chickenbone".

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