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PostSubject: RIP Art Clokey Dammit!   Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:48 pm

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Art Clokey

Art ClokeyAKA Arthur Farrington

Born: 12-Oct-1921
Birthplace: Detroit, MI

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Gumby

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)

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

Adopted
Left at Orphanage
Converted to Buddhism formerly Episcopalian
Risk Factors: LSD

FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
Gumby: The Movie (1-Dec-1995)

FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
Gumby: The Movie (1-Dec-1995) [VOICE]
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