Friday, October 23, 2009


A legendary comedian who got his start here in Cincinnati has died.

Soupy Sales (real name Milton Supman) died overnight at age 83, according to the AP.

Sales' career began in Cincinnati, where he was a radio DJ. His TV career started at WKRC-TV 12/Cincinnati. He later moved on to Cleveland, then Detroit, where his career really took off with his show on WXYZ-TV/Detroit, called "Lunch Time with Soupy Sales". In 1959, that show went national on ABC, and the next year it moved to Los Angeles, then New York in 1964.

He later went on to take part in numerous game shows in the 1970s and '80s, and released an album in the late 60's titled "A Bag of Soup".

Sales will forever be remembered as one of the great comedians of his time.

Funeral arrangements are pending, and it is unclear if there will be any public memorials...

1 comment:

Samantha K said...

Soupy Sales took so many pies to the face over so many years; truly, he was a man dedicated to his trade -- he'll be missed