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Well my friends if you remember this... you can say you've seen greatness (yes, I really mean it...every kid of my generation knows this dude). Picked this up from the L.A. Times:
Art Clokey, the creator of the whimsical clay figure Gumby, died in his sleep Friday at his home in Los Osos, Calif., after battling repeated bladder infections, his son Joseph said. He was 88.
Clokey and his wife, Ruth, invented Gumby in the early 1950s at their Covina home shortly after Art had finished film school at USC. After a successful debut on "The Howdy Doody Show," Gumby soon became the star of its own hit television show, "The Adventures of Gumby," the first to use clay animation on television.
You may not have known his name, but I'll bet you recognize him.