Showbiz legend Soupy Sales, the pie-in-the-face comic who was one of the early superstars of television, died Thursday. He was 83.
Sales died at Calvary Hospice in the Bronx, New York, the AP reported, citing former manager and longtime friend, Dave Usher, as its source. The comic had been in the hospice since last week.
“I’ll probably be remembered for the pies, and that’s all right,” the AP quoted Sales as remarking back in 1985.
The New York Times obit of Sales is here. Below, watch a video tribute to Sales which includes more than a few pie shots.