Funeral services set for Sally Starr

Posted: January 29, 2013

Funeral services for acclaimed children's TV host Sally Starr are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 4, in Berlin, N.J.

Starr, 90, who introduced millions of children in the Philadelphia area to Popeye, Clutch Cargo and the Three Stooges from 1954 to 1971, died Sunday, two days after her 90th birthday, at the Berlin convalescent home where she lived.

The family will receive friends and fans from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the Constantino Funeral Home, 231 W. White Horse Pike, Berlin, N.J.

A funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. Burial will be private.

Wearing fringed cowgirl outfits with a white hat and boots, Miss Starr drew youngsters every afternoon to Popeye Theater. At the peak of her popularity, as many as 1.5 million children tuned in daily.

Miss Starr most recently hosted a country music show on Vineland's Cruisin' WVLT-FM (92.1) but quit in April 2011 due to ill health.

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