Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fess Parker has died

Like many others, I had a coonskin cap in honor of Parker's Davy Crockett when I was seven:

After Davy Crockett he portrayed Daniel Boone, the same character with a different name (Sorry, actual history!). Today he died, at the age of 85. Parker sang the Davy Crockett theme, above, and also this farewell. RIP:

"The fellers like it, too!"
The fellers include Hans Conreid and Robert Shaw!
Buddy Ebsen sings!

1 comment:

charley foster said...

I was definitely a fan and spent many hours playing Dan'l Boone outside with stick guns. Also 'Rat Patrol' on bicycles (if you recall that show. I was always Hitch - the guy with the bubble gum and the Rebel hat).