Gumby animator dies at 88

Art Clokey, the creator of "Gumby," poses with a stuffed version of his creation to mark its 50th anniversary at an exhibit of Gumby artwork and paraphernalia at the Lynn House Gallery in Antioch, Calif., in this May 14, 2005 file photo. Clokey, whose bendable creation became a pop culture phenomenon through countless satires, toys and revivals, died Friday Jan. 8, 2010 at age 89. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

January 9, 2010 7:24:32 AM PST
Animator Art Clokey, whose bendable creation Gumby became a pop culture phenomenon through decades of toys, revivals and satires, died Friday. He was 88.

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