Thursday, March 18, 2010

R.I.P. Fess Parker

Fess Parker has died. He was 85. I was a huge fan of Daniel Boone when I was little. I've seen him in Them!, which can be viewed online.

SFScope: "His genre roles include: Harvey (1950), Them! (1954), and a cameo audio appearance (he's heard in the background, singing the Davy Crockett theme "King of the Wild Frontier") in Back to the Future..."
CNN: "Parker is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marcella, their son and daughter, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild who "spent a great deal of time with Fess in his final months and weeks," the statement said."
MSNBC: "His death comes on the 84th birthday of his wife of 50 years, Marcella. “She’s a wreck,” Anash said, adding Parker was coherent and speaking with family just minutes before his death."
USA Today
Monkey Mind

There's an interview covering his life online at youtube in 7 parts. part 1:

part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7

Theme song to the Davy Crockett show:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:03 AM

    Great tribute post to Fess Parker. Thanks.
    A Pal