Date of Birth
12 October 1921, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Date of Death
8 January 2010, Los Osos, California, USA (gall bladder infection)
Arthur Charles Farrington
Gloria Clokey (23 October 1976 - 19 August 1998) (her death)
Ruth Clokey (1948 - 1966) (divorced) 2 children
Works almost exclusively in clay animation.
Father of Ann Clokey and video producer Joe Clokey.
Adopted by Joseph Clokey, a musician, a composer and dean of music department at Pomona College in California, after being sent by his mother to a home for abandoned boys.
He and his then-wife Ruth Clokey created Gumby, which made its debut on The Howdy Doody Show in August 1956 while Clokey was studying under Slavko Vorkapich at USC. The Clokeys also created Davey and Goliath.