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Art Clokey, Gumby creator, dies at age 88
Art Clokey, the creator “Gumby” died last Friday at the age of 88.
Clokey, 88, invented the whimsical green clay character Gumby in the early 1950s that debuted on the “The Howdy Doody Show” and went on to become the star of his own successful television show, “The Adventures of Gumby.”
Bendable creation Gumby and Pokey, his horse friend, became popular figures in the 1960s, and still remain favorites among many kids, adults and collectors around the world.