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Fess Parker (FILE) Fess Parker, Star Of 'Davy Crockett' And 'Daniel Boone' Dies At 85
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Fess Parker Pictures and Bio

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Fess Parker was an American actor, best known for his work portraying frontiersman Davy Crockett. He passed away on March 18, 2010.He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of farmers. He fought with the U.S. Navy and the Marines in World War II, shipping out to the South Pacific shortly before the war ended. After attending college, he became a contract player with Warner Brothers, apeparing in such movies as Springfield Rifle, Island in the Sky, and Battle Cry. However, it was as the lead...Read Full Story

Fess Parker Dead at 85

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Fess Parker, an actor best known for portraying Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on television in the 1950s and '60s, has passed away. According to NYTimes.com, he died of natural causes at his home in Santa Ynez this morning at the age of 85. Parker became famous for his role as frontiersman Davy Crockett in the '50s, and Davy Crockett products blew up among school-age children, along with the theme song "The Ballad of Davy Crockett." After his acting career, Parker turned to wine-making...Read Full Story