Comedian Soupy Sales, who according to Variety appeared live on television over 5,000 times during his career, has died at the age of 83.
During the 1950s and 1960s he hosted a children’s show titled Lunch with Soupy Sales; at various times it aired locally and nationally. He was also a regular fixture on game shows like What’s My Line? and The Hollywood Squares. An incident in 1965 in which Sales asked his young audience to send in “green pieces of paper” led to a brief suspension (read about it at Snopes.com).