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    RIP: King of the Wild Frontier: Fess Parker

    http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/18/fess-p...atural-causes/

    'Davy Crockett' Star Fess Parker Dies

    Posted Mar 18th 2010 2:56PM by TMZ Staff
    Fess Parker -- who played Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone -- has died of natural causes ... a rep confirms with TMZ.



    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/18/fess-p...#ixzz0iYuei6Z4

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    Re: RIP: King of the Wild Frontier: Fess Parker

    The Davy Crockett movies are great. RIP Fess.
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    Re: RIP: King of the Wild Frontier: Fess Parker

    They happen in 6's now, great.

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    Re: RIP: King of the Wild Frontier: Fess Parker

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    They happen in 6's now, great.
    Sheesh, it's obviously two "3"'s, Dom.
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    Re: RIP: King of the Wild Frontier: Fess Parker

    Man, I loved these movies growing up. Being named David, the first nickname bestowed upon me in school was "Davy Crockett", and the other kids would sing "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" whenever I came around. Great memories. Loved Davy Crockett and the River Pirates.
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    Re: RIP: King of the Wild Frontier: Fess Parker

    Probably not as well know, but he makes some fantastic wine. Fess Parker Riesling is one of my favorites.

    RIP Mr Parker

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    Darn. I love that guy.

    The Theme song to the "Davy Crockett Show" was the first Television Theme song to reach Billboard's Top-40, and, of course, it was #1 for several weeks. There wasn't a kid in the world in the mid-50's who didn't have a coon-skin cap or a coon-skin tail. (Or, at least their brother had one.)

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    Re: RIP: King of the Wild Frontier: Fess Parker

    RIP, Mr. Parker.


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    Re: RIP: King of the Wild Frontier: Fess Parker

    While I have seen the "Davy Crockett" films Fess Parker made in the 1950s, they were originally filmed slightly before my time. My first view of Parker was as "Daniel Boone" in the 1960s TV show. As a kid I always loved the bit in the credits where he threw a tomahawk right through a tree.
    R.I.P.

    Incidentally, Daniel Boone died in 1820 at age 85. Fess Parker was 85.
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    Re: RIP: King of the Wild Frontier: Fess Parker

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    Darn. I love that guy.

    The Theme song to the "Davy Crockett Show" was the first Television Theme song to reach Billboard's Top-40, and, of course, it was #1 for several weeks. There wasn't a kid in the world in the mid-50's who didn't have a coon-skin cap or a coon-skin tail. (Or, at least their brother had one.)

    Yep. My brother had one of those coonskin caps. I tried to wear it once and he beat me up.

    RIP Fess.

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    Re: RIP: King of the Wild Frontier: Fess Parker

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    While I have seen the "Davy Crockett" films Fess Parker made in the 1950s, they were originally filmed slightly before my time. My first view of Parker was as "Daniel Boone" in the 1960s TV show. As a kid I always loved the bit in the credits where he threw a tomahawk right through a tree.
    I simply loved that show growing up. Never missed it. I bought a 5 DVD set of the show last year.

    You'll be missed Fess, but thanks for the good times and memories.
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    Re: RIP: King of the Wild Frontier: Fess Parker

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    While I have seen the "Davy Crockett" films Fess Parker made in the 1950s, they were originally filmed slightly before my time. My first view of Parker was as "Daniel Boone" in the 1960s TV show. As a kid I always loved the bit in the credits where he threw a tomahawk right through a tree.
    R.I.P.

    Incidentally, Daniel Boone died in 1820 at age 85. Fess Parker was 85.
    Ditto. Parker was also the dad in the classic Disney "Old Yeller' movie
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    Re: RIP: King of the Wild Frontier: Fess Parker

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post

    Incidentally, Daniel Boone died in 1820 at age 85. Fess Parker was 85.
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