Soupy Sales Speaks Out

With the recent passing of comedy great, Soupy Sales, Bob Abdou, a regular contributor to Ventriloquist Central, sent this information to us. It’s an article he published in his Barker magazine back in 2002, along with a couple of pictures.

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Here is a photo of me and Soupy at the Friar’s Club in Manhattan, NY. When he walked in the room, all 50 dinner guests stood up and clapped their hands for Soupy, this is just one great memory I had of our special friendship.

Soupy Sale Toys


Thanks, Bob, for sharing with us.




Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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2 Responses to Soupy Sales Speaks Out

  1. LeeDean says:

    Soupy Sales would have approved of Steve Martin’s The Great FLYdini bit on Johnny Carson Tonight Show

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