Art Clokey, Creator of Gumby, Dies

The 88-year-old who created the clay figure and his sidekick Pokey suffered repeated bladder infections

Last Updated: July 30, 2010 @ 7:07 PM

Art Clokey, the creator of the iconic cartoonish clay figure Gumby, died in his sleep on Friday at his home in Los Osos, California, at age 88, after battling repeated bladder infections, his son told Reuters.

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."

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