A Pie in His Face: Soupy Sales, Detroit and the Jewish Connection
Born Milton Supman, Soupy Sales left Detroit in 1960 after seven years on WXYZ TV as one of the highest paid and beloved local celebrities in town. He integrated into his on-air personality the shticks of the most influential Jewish comedians from the early years of television.
Author Francis Shor will explore how his Jewish connections, television shows and public appearances in the Motor City made Soupy such a legendary figure. Book sales and signing following presentation.
About the Speaker:
Francis Shor received his PhD from the University of Minnesota and taught for 40 years at Wayne State University, before retiring in 2014. He is the author of one novel and five nonfiction books, including Soupy Sales and the Detroit Experience. He is an advisory board member of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights and on the board of the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism.
This event is sponsored by Jewish Historical Society of Michigan, The J’s Henry & Delia Meyers Library & Detroit Jewish Book Fair.