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'Gumby' animator dies at age 89


LOS OSOS, CA (WKOW) -- 'Gumby' animator Art Clokey died on Friday in Los Osos, California at the age of 89.

Clokey first created 'Gumby' for a student project entitled "Gumbasia" at the University of Southern California. That in turn led to Clokey making shorts for the "Howdy Doody Show" as well as several other series.

Clokey had said he based 'Gumby's' distinctive swooping head on the hairdo of his father, who died when Clokey was nine.


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