RIP, Fess Parker

The world lost another class act today with the passing of Fess Parker (85), who died earlier today of natural causes. Parker first made his mark as Disney’s Davy Crockett before going on to portray Daniel Boone on the long-running 1960s eponymous television series on NBC. After retiring from acting, he went on to great success as a hotelier and winemaker.

He was a gracious and gentle giant of a man, and he will be missed by many. Click HERE to read a lengthy obituary from Dennis McLellan of the Los Angeles Times.

Here are links to some other “Parker” posts found here on “Get it. Got it. Good.”

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~ by Craig Hodgkins on March 18, 2010.

2 Responses to “RIP, Fess Parker”

  1. Fess Parker has passed away,my hero and friend.The King Is Dead Long Live The King!

  2. When I was bookkeeper to a travel agency in the last 90s and early 00s, we often received hotel commissions for booking “Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. Finally I wrote a letter to the actor c/o his resort, saying I grew up watching Daniel Boone and asking him to autograph a Davy Crockett LP cover I sent. Graciously and promptly, he did so. That’s as close as I got to meeting him, but I’ll always be grateful.

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