Art Clokey

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Birthday
12, 1921
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jan 8, 2010 (88)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
12, 1921
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
Jan 8, 2010 (88)

About

Artist and and animator best known as the creator of the iconic stop-motion character Gumby.

Before Fame

With the help of his wife Ruth, he created Gumby and Pokey and the characters made their first appearance on the Howdy Doody show. They later received their own show called the Adventures of Gumby.

Trivia

He produced the claymation film Davey and Goliath sponsored by the Lutheran Church in America.

Family Life

He was born Arthur Charles Farrington in Detroit, Michigan. After his parents divorce and his father's death, he went to live with his mother in California, but ended up in an orphanage after rejection from his stepfather. He was adopted by composer Joseph W. Clokey.

Associated With

He is an artist best known for his iconic animated characters like Walt Disney.