Sales was born Milton Supman on Jan. 8, 1926, in Franklinton, N.C., where his was the only Jewish family in town. His parents, owners of a dry-goods store, sold sheets to the Ku Klux Klan. The family later moved to Huntington, W.Va.
Since the world has a few less laughs now than it did yesterday, I present one of the more famous (if not bizarre) sketches from the Soupy Sales Show...Soupy meets Alice Cooper.
Requiem Aeternum, there big guy (1926-2009)