Art Clokey

1921 - 2010

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Arthur "Art" Clokey (born Arthur Charles Farrington; October 12, 1921 – January 8, 2010) was an American pioneer in the popularization of stop-motion clay animation, best known as the creator of the character Gumby and the original voice of Gumby's sidekick, Pokey. Clokey's career began in 1953 with a film experiment called Gumbasia, which was influenced by his professor, Slavko Vorkapich, at the University of Southern California. Clokey and his wife Ruth subsequently came up with the clay character Gumby and his horse Pokey, who first appeared in the Howdy Doody Show and later got their own series The Adventures of Gumby, from which they became a familiar presence on American television. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Art Clokey has received more than 227,356 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Art Clokey is the 1,240th most popular film director (down from 999th in 2019), the 9,207th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,129th in 2019) and the 358th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Art Clokey ranks 1,240 out of 1,580Before him are Samuel Maoz, Chad Stahelski, Phyllida Lloyd, Brad Wright, Piotr Szulkin, and Peter Chelsom. After him are John Singleton, Gene Saks, Paul McGuigan, Chris Buck, Leigh Whannell, and Adrian Biddle.

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Among people born in 1921, Art Clokey ranks 334Before him are Ann Savage, Farley Mowat, Gordon Thomas, Gilbert Stork, Johnny Otis, and François Picard. After him are Gene Saks, Susan Peters, Marilyn Maxwell, John Aston Sr., Erwin Hahn, and Ron Greenwood. Among people deceased in 2010, Art Clokey ranks 331Before him are Ted Stevens, Vicki Draves, Jimmy Dean, Zbigniew Gut, Mitch Miller, and Dorothy Provine. After him are Lionel Cox, Doris Eaton Travis, Joseph Kruskal, Jerzy Szmajdziński, Isabelle Caro, and Nan Martin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Art Clokey ranks 9,207 out of 15,968Before him are Vincent Kartheiser (1979), Horatio Parker (1863), Dorothy Provine (1935), Clarence Gilyard (1955), Rebecca Schaeffer (1967), and Darby Stanchfield (1971). After him are Siobhan Fallon Hogan (1961), Bebel Gilberto (1966), Sherry Stringfield (1967), John Singleton (1968), Bree Olson (1986), and Orlando Jones (1968).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Art Clokey ranks 358Before him are Brett Ratner (1969), William Daniels (1901), Brad Anderson (1964), Ward Kimball (1914), Alan Taylor (1959), and Chad Stahelski (1968). After him are John Singleton (1968), Gene Saks (1921), Chris Buck (1958), Edward Lachman (1948), James Frawley (1936), and Robert Riskin (1897).