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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    RIP Sally Star. Another star of the 50’s leaves us…She was an icon in Philadelphia for decades and a very diverse entertainer.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Starr_%28TV_hostess%29

  2. Gary Williams

    Gary Williams GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Good bye Sally. You were a major part of my childhood. By the way how many people remember Willie the Worm and his annual trip to the North Pole to see Santa.

  3. Slywlf

    Slywlf said, about 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    Thanks – I was as clueless as the guy on the bus. RIP Sally – apparently ya done good!

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 2 years ago

    Sally was a class act until the end, and was active until just last year. She still had her own radio show and was still making appearances. She died just two days after her 90th birthday.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 2 years ago

    @Slywlf

    Sally always wore a cowgirl outfit (even into her late 80s) and was treasured by kids throughout the Philadelphia area. Her show featured Popeye cartoons and Three Stooges shorts. She even appeared as “Belle Starr” in the last feature-length film made by the Three Stooges at Columbia Pictures, the 1965 western comedy, “The Outlaws IS Coming!”

  6. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 2 years ago

    We haven’t had a loss on the level of Sally’s loss in Philadelphia since we lost Harry Kalas on April 13, 2009.
    Unfortunately, it looks like we’re not going to have W. Carter Merbreier (Captain Noah) very much longer, judging by the interview he gave on WPVI (6abc) the other day.

  7. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 2 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Well, there’s still Gene London.

  8. Boise Ed

    Boise Ed GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    So, the cartoon is saying that locals are blasé about Sally Starr but the tourist is torn up???

  9. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, about 2 years ago

    Must have been before my time.

  10. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Fairportfan2

    “Mr Dutch in Spartanburg
    .
    Monty and Mr Doohickey in Greenville
    .
    Mr Bill in Asheville”
    []
    Don’t forget Fred Kirby in Charlotte and Boone

  11. paullp

    paullp GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Boise Ed,

    You are misreading the cartoon. The woman is speaking to the man next to her. He is pointing to the crying woman with the newspaper that has the headline “Our Gal Sal” and obviously wondering what is going on.

  12. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, about 2 years ago

    @earthworm

    NPG needed.

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