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Fess Parker, who played Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on TV, dies at 85

March 18, 2010 | 12:47 pm

Fess Fess Parker, whose star-making portrayal of frontiersman Davy Crockett on television in the mid-1950s made him a hero to millions of young baby boomers and spurred a nationwide run on coonskin caps before he went on to become a hotel developer and noted Santa Ynez winery owner, has died. He was 85. Read the obituary here:

Photo: Fess Parker as Davy Crockett in Walt Disney's "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier." Credit: Los Angeles Times