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'Davy Crockett' Star Fess Parker Dies
TMZ ^ | 03/18/10

Posted on 03/18/2010 12:26:36 PM PDT by Borges

Fess Parker -- who played Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone -- has died of natural causes ... a rep confirms with TMZ.

Parker -- who also starred in "Old Yeller" -- owned the DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara and the Wine Country Inn & Spa in Los Olivos, CA.

Parker married Marcella Rinehart in 1960. They had two kids.

He was 85.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bornonamountaintop; danielboone; davycrockett; disney; fessparker; hollywood; killedhimabarr; obituary; whenhewasonly3
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1 posted on 03/18/2010 12:26:36 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Daniel Boone was a man, was a big man.....


2 posted on 03/18/2010 12:27:21 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Borges

RIP Mr. Parker.


3 posted on 03/18/2010 12:27:49 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Borges

With the rewriting of history now going on in the schools few children will ever know who Davy Crockett was. Sad. Sad also to lose a fine actor who portrayed him.


4 posted on 03/18/2010 12:28:36 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Borges
Sorry to hear this.

White House: Let's pass Healthcare in honor of Davy Crockett! /s

5 posted on 03/18/2010 12:28:38 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: Borges

Met him a few years ago at his winery in Santa Barbara... super nice fellow. May he rest in God’s peace....


6 posted on 03/18/2010 12:29:06 PM PDT by BigFinn
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To: Borges
Just damn. He gave us "boomer" kids many hours of great adventure.

7 posted on 03/18/2010 12:29:07 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Borges

Fess Parker....God, he was HOT in his day! :P
RIP....Condolences to his family.


8 posted on 03/18/2010 12:29:25 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: Borges
RIP.


9 posted on 03/18/2010 12:29:31 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (American exceptionalism - for liberals, it's like garlic to a vampire)
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To: pissant
He was "King of the wild frontier".

As a kid, I had the record and a coon skin cap.

10 posted on 03/18/2010 12:29:32 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Don Corleone

Old Yeller-that brings back memories.


11 posted on 03/18/2010 12:29:34 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Borges

Man, I thought he had died a long time ago.

RIP.


12 posted on 03/18/2010 12:29:55 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Borges
R.I.P
Bump
13 posted on 03/18/2010 12:30:25 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Borges

He was six feet, six inches tall.


14 posted on 03/18/2010 12:30:26 PM PDT by donna (SarahPAC has donated money to...(wait for it)...Lindsey Graham!)
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To: pissant

Davy, Davy Crockett...

King Of the wild frontier...


15 posted on 03/18/2010 12:30:32 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: Borges

RIP Mr. Parker.


16 posted on 03/18/2010 12:30:33 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: oh8eleven
Someone should change the text to read "Wolverines!"


17 posted on 03/18/2010 12:30:35 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Borges

18 posted on 03/18/2010 12:30:40 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen ("Listen up people, let me be perfectly clear..I inherited the unprecedented, the unexpected.")
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To: Borges

RIP Davy. You taught me how to be an American. God bless you for that.


19 posted on 03/18/2010 12:30:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How much did your congressmen's vote go for? Mine got two bits. Her going price.)
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To: Borges

That’s sad. I grew up watching all the Davy Crokett episodes. Rest in peace, Mr. Parker.


20 posted on 03/18/2010 12:30:58 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: pissant
Daniel Boone was a man, was a big man.....

With an eye like an eagle and as tall as a mountain was he.
Daniel Boone was a man. Yes a big man.
He was brave, he was fearless and as tough as a mighty oak tree.

From the coonskin cap on the top of ol Dan to the heel of his rawhide shoe
The rippin'est roarin'est fightin'est man the frontier ever knew.

Daniel Boone was a man. Yes a big man.
And he fought for America to make all Americans free.
What a Boone. What a wonder. What a dream comer truer was he.
21 posted on 03/18/2010 12:31:00 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem)
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To: Borges

RIP Mr. Parker.


22 posted on 03/18/2010 12:31:17 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Borges

A Great guy. R.I.P.

23 posted on 03/18/2010 12:31:37 PM PDT by mcmuffin
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To: Borges

Don’t forget the made for TV classic “Killdozer.”


24 posted on 03/18/2010 12:31:43 PM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: oh8eleven

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RIP


25 posted on 03/18/2010 12:31:49 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory; it is better to perish than to live a slave)
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To: Borges
May the angels hold you in the palms of their hands Fess.

You brought so much happiness to American patriots.

26 posted on 03/18/2010 12:32:00 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: Borges

RIP.


27 posted on 03/18/2010 12:32:17 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: pissant

Am I the only one who can’t remember the actual theme...only the version we sang among friends (an extremely racist version)?


28 posted on 03/18/2010 12:32:30 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: pissant
But the bear was bigger
so he ran like.......
29 posted on 03/18/2010 12:32:40 PM PDT by jrg
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To: Borges

Aw... RIP. Many memories there.


30 posted on 03/18/2010 12:32:49 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: henkster

He has a small role in “Them” (giant ants).


31 posted on 03/18/2010 12:33:05 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Paine in the Neck

Yeah, but could he hit a guy in the crotch with a thomashawk like Mingo?


32 posted on 03/18/2010 12:33:18 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Borges

I can’t remember a single episode but that was a big show for me and I had a little coonskin cap. So did the other kids. Everyone ran around with cap pistols which are a no-no these days. Mothers pretty much tolerated cap guns though it got on their nerves. These days they get the boy put on Ritalin

RIP Fess. Davey Davey Crockett king of the wild frontier. Born on a mountaintop on Tennessee, greenest state in the land of the free (kinda patriotic message for the youngsters)


33 posted on 03/18/2010 12:33:40 PM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: Borges

Fess Parker provided me with many hours of pleasure watching his movies, his show, and dreaming of becoming a mountain man. Even as an adult I have thoroughly enjoyed his movies watching them again from time to time.

May the Lord God take Mr. Parker into his grace and hold him with all the love and compassion heaven holds.


34 posted on 03/18/2010 12:33:43 PM PDT by Wpin (I do not regret my admiration for W)
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To: Borges

Old Yeller still makes me cry.


35 posted on 03/18/2010 12:33:49 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: henkster
Fess Parker also had a bit part in the movie THEM. He played a guy named Alan Crotty, who'd been locked up in an institution in order to keep him quiet. He was a hoot in that movie :)
36 posted on 03/18/2010 12:34:03 PM PDT by mewzilla (No taxation without representation!)
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To: henkster

Wasnt Clint Walker in Killdozer? I am not sure


37 posted on 03/18/2010 12:34:07 PM PDT by 54skylark
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To: Revolting cat!

Traficant's gonna miss that man.

38 posted on 03/18/2010 12:34:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (President Obama doesnÂ’t care about American people. < /Kanye moment >)
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To: Borges

Well, he’s number 3 then...

Merlin Olsen
Peter Graves
Fess Parker

May God bless them all, they were from such a different time. One that today seems so long ago as to have been a dream and not real.


39 posted on 03/18/2010 12:35:22 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: dennisw

33 posts in 7 minutes.......

I guess Davey Crockett “resonated” with the boys (now old men) at least


40 posted on 03/18/2010 12:35:24 PM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: Borges

Sad, but another star from my youth. Luckily lived to a ripe age.


41 posted on 03/18/2010 12:35:26 PM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Randy Larsen; newfreep

“King of The River” also as I seem to recall. Mike Fink, was another character I believe.


42 posted on 03/18/2010 12:35:37 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Borges

He did incredibly well investing in land in the Santa Ynez Valley. Nice tasting room at his vineyard, although the wine wasn’t that hot compared to some others along Foxen Canyon Road. The wine glasses that you got to keep after the tasting were etched with little coonskin caps.


43 posted on 03/18/2010 12:35:41 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Borges

He was a good solid conservative, too. RIP.


44 posted on 03/18/2010 12:36:14 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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45 posted on 03/18/2010 12:36:20 PM PDT by mcmuffin
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To: Lurker

I remember how BIG it was to have a coonskin hat. (And a Zorro sword set after the 1958-59 Disney Zorro series aired.)


46 posted on 03/18/2010 12:36:31 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: 54skylark

By golly, you are right! It WAS Clint Walker. I got the two confused.

Fess, God Bless you. Not only were you a man’s man, you are off the hook for having “starred” in “Killdozer.”


47 posted on 03/18/2010 12:36:44 PM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Borges

The Disney channel would do well if it ran Daniel Boone reruns.

Better than the spoiled pre-teen type shows that make up their programming.

(yes, I know that’ll never happen)


48 posted on 03/18/2010 12:36:49 PM PDT by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: a fool in paradise
Thanks, I needed that. I liked Traficant too, what a character.
49 posted on 03/18/2010 12:36:54 PM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Borges

Bummer. Great guy. Somewhere tucked away I have an autographed photo of Mr. Parker.


50 posted on 03/18/2010 12:36:56 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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