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Art Clokey

Art ClokeyAKA Arthur Farrington

Born: 12-Oct-1921
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 8-Jan-2010
Location of death: Los Osos, CA
Cause of death: Infection

Gender: Male
Religion: Buddhist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Cartoonist, Sculptor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Creator of Gumby

Military service: US Army (WWII)

Stop motion animator, primarily worked with clay. His early short Gumbasia led to the Gumby television show, which he produced with his wife. Gumby ran from 1957 to 1967; a revival occured in the 1980s, leading to a full-length movie in 1995. Suffering a midlife crisis in the late-1960s, Clokey left his family to engage with the blossoming counterculture. He entered therapy with Timothy Leary, who prescribed him LSD, and later gravitated toward Zen Buddhism. Gumby's companions Prickle and Goo were inspired by the writing of Alan Watts.

Father: (d. car accident)
Father: Joseph W. Clokey (composer, adoptive)
Wife: Ruth Parkander (m. 1948, div. 1966, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Ann Clokey (b. 1955, d. 1974)
Son: Joe Clokey
Wife: Gloria Clokey (m. 23-Oct-1976, d. 1998)

    High School: Webb School of California, Pomona, CA
    University: Pomona College
    University: University of Arizona
    University: Miami University of Ohio
    Theological: Hartford Seminary
    University: University of Southern California

    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Natural Resources Defense Council
    Left at Orphanage
    Converted to Buddhism formerly Episcopalian
    Risk Factors: LSD

    Gumby: The Movie (1-Dec-1995)

    Gumby: The Movie (1-Dec-1995) · Pokey, Prickle, Gumbo [VOICE]

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