Notable deaths of 2010
Art ClokeyJan. 8
Clokey, an animator whose bendable creation Gumby became a pop culture phenomenon through decades of toys, revivals and satires, died at 88.
Gumby grew out of a student project Clokey produced at the University of Southern California in the early 1950s called "Gumbasia."
That led to his making shorts featuring Gumby and his horse friend Pokey for the "Howdy Doody Show" and several series through the years.
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