Fess Parker, who went from playing Davy Crockett in a series of Walt Disney TV shows in the mid 1950s to playing Daniel Boone on an NBC TV series from 1964 to 1970, and then became a successful vintner in California’s Santa Ynez Valley, died yesterday at age 85.
- KC's View:
- Let’s not forget Old Yeller, which has moved more than few of us to tears.
One of the stories I read noted that when his Davy Crockett portrayal was at its height, there were more than 5,000 coonskin hats being sold each day. Which is extraordinary.