One thing you can say about Soupy Sales is that he likes a good creme pie.
It was that “pie in the face” gag, along with characters White Fang, Black Tooth and Pookie the Lion, that helped make Soupy Sales a TV icon in the 1950s and 60s.
Soupy, who was born Milton Supman, grew up on Huntington’s Southside and went to Marshall before heading off to make his name in showbiz.
Once his TV show ended, Soupy became a regular on the TV game show and variety show circuit in the late 60s and 70s.
In 1998, the Today Show’s Jim Brown sat down with Soupy to remember his 50 years in showbiz.
One day before his 79th birthday in January 2005, Hollywood honored Huntington’s funnyman with a star on the Walk of Fame.
Several years earlier, his “original” hometown honored Soupy by renaming the plaza outside the Huntington Civic Arena.