Davy Crockett Star Dies

fess parker as davy crockett and daniel booneFess Parker, a baby-boomer idol in the 1950s who launched a craze for coonskin caps as television’s Davy Crockett, died Thursday of natural causes. He was 85.

A family spokesperson said Parker, who was also TV’s Daniel Boone and later a major California winemaker and developer, died at his Santa Ynez Valley home. His death came on the 84th birthday of his wife of 50 years, Marcella.

For a full story on this, visit the Globe and Mail’s Article.

Grandpa Richard remembers watching Fess on TV. I do not think that I ever owned a coon skin cap, but not sure. Perhaps my dad will remember.

Did you watch Parker’s TV shows? Please comment below if you did.

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3 Comments

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  2. Skin Cap says:

    DAVY CROCKETT was a great man, hats off to him, wish he is doing well in other world too.

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