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Bill Howard, longtime Oklahoma City TV personality, dies at 77

The longtime Oklahoma City TV personality was best known for his witty performance as Ho Ho the Clown’s sidekick.

BY BRANDY MCDONNELL Published: January 10, 2013
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Former local television personality Bill Howard died Wednesday in Oklahoma City. He was 77.

Although his television career spanned 37 years, Howard was best known for playing Pokey the Puppet, the sock-puppet sidekick of Ho Ho the Clown on KOCO-5’s long-running children’s program.

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