Black Fang and White Fang are grunting in sorrow today. Soupy Sales, the '60s kids' show icon who would go on to appear on nearly all of those '70s semi-celebrity game shows you see on Game Show Network, died yesterday in a Bronx hospital. He was 83.
Though his shows were off the air long before I was born, I still somehow have fond, vague memories of his puppet friends and the innumerable pies he took to the face. Were reruns aired at some point in the '80s, or was I an amnesiac child time traveler? Either way, let's do "The Mouse" in his honor:
More rotten news from the weekend: actor Andy Whitfield, former star of Starz Channel's Spartacus: Blood and Sand, died Sunday in Sydney of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He was 39.
Whitfield was diagnosed with the disease in March of last year and, after treatment in New Zealand, had ... / Continue →
Cliff Robertson, a talented actor whose death we've already been forced to confront in Spider-Man and subsequent painful flashbacks, died Saturday at Stony Brook University Medical Center on Long Island. He was 88, having just celebrated a birthday on Friday.
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Bubba Smith, the football star and actor who time and time again played the part of super huge guy, died of natural causes Wednesday night while in his Los Angeles home. He was 66.
On the field, Smith played defensive lineman at Michigan State before being 1967's first overall... / Continue →