Thursday, March 18, 2010

"The King of the Wild Frontier has passed on"

Childhood hero, exemplary role model: we'll miss you, Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. (August 16, 1924 – March 18, 2010)

" I guess you could call me plain. I don't go in for show. There isn't anything I want too much except to be a good actor." -Fess Parker

"Be sure you’re right, then go ahead." -Davy Crockett, Fess Parker

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teacherninja said...

They played a snippet of the Davey
Crockett theme song today and I had a flashback of me playing the 45 on my turntable when I was a kid. I think I even had the coonskin cap!

diane said...

Fess Parker was a "big" man in every sense of the word.

When we visited his winery in California, my husband and I were as giddy as kids. I even bought a little coonskin wine bottle topper.

Another childhood hero strides off into the sunset.