"Davy Crockett" Actor Fess Parker Dies at 85

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  1. ToughOmbre

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    Actor Fess Parker, who became every baby boomer's idol in the 1950s and launched a craze for coonskin caps as television's Davy Crockett, died Thursday of natural causes. He was 85.

    Sad day for me, Davy was one of my 1950s heroes (and still is). :(

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    I remember watching the reruns in the early 70s.:(
     
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    Me too... :|
     
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    Don't forget his bit in "The Dirty Dozen".

    RIP :salute:
     
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    Forgive me...I thought he had already left us....:oops:

    Have to say I did enjoy Daniel Boone.....RIP
     
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    Not only an actor, but a WWII vet too. He was in the US Navy in WWII.

    :salute:
     
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    I watched him while growing up, enjoyed the show.........RIP
     
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    Never watched the tv show, but for his service.....:salute:
     
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    I really enjoyed watching him in his tv spot as Daniel Boone and in the Disney movies as Davy Crockett. Use to have a toy flint lock musket and moccasin boots now that I think of it. Its sad when your childhood heros pass and we are left with what we have today. His generation really was the greatest generation and they will be sorely missed.:angel10::salute:
     
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    Chris, I think you mean "Hell Is for Heroes (1962) as Sgt. Pike.

    Don't think he was in "The Dirty Dozen".

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    You're right! Duh!!! I was thinking Clint Walker. But kinda the same - tall dude, squinty eyes, 'Parker'/ 'Walker'

    I'll go back to adjusting the TV antenna now...........:)
     
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    I loved his stuff when i was a kid.. sorry he's gone

    but why did he have to play both Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone?! That confused the hell outta me for years!

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    Yep, had the fake leather jacket with tassles. I always wanted a BB gun built like a flintlock. I don't think they ever made one.
     

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    Anything other than the TV antenna need adjusting Chris? :lol:

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    How many of you guys collected the Davy Crockett series of trading cards? I had 100s of them back in the day. They are worth a lot of money (depending on condition).

    I was buying and selling them on ebay until a few years ago. Sold the No.1 "orange back" for $100; original cost was one cent. And the green backs are going for more!

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    I remember watching these on TV (most likely re-runs). :salute:
     
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    Wow, had not idea he was a WWII veteren as well.

    :salute:
     
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    I didn't see him in Davy Crockett but I do remember him being in "Old Yeller."

    Old Yeller (1957)

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