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Fess Parker. (1924-2010) Died of natural causes. He was a film & TV actor, wine maker and a resort owner-operator. He was best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in Disney's "Daniel Boone".

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Fess Parker, Actor, Wine Maker, Dead At 85

FESS PARKER 1924 - 2010 (Fess Parker was one of my favorite actors growing up) - Fess Parker became a national icon as "Davy Crockett" and "Daniel Boone" on some of early television's most popular shows. He later became a successful developer and owner of a winery. Here are 2 videos of Parker talking about his life and career. -http://www.fessparker.com/fess_parker.htm

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Fess Parker, March 18,2010 age 85: Nobody looked better in fringed buckskin than Fess Parker, who played the rugged outdoorsman in the film "Old Yeller" and in the TV series "Davy Crockett," "Death Valley Days" and his star-making role in "Daniel Boone." After he retired from acting, Parker founded a well-regarded winery, Fess Parker Winery, in Los Olivos, Calif., which offers not only wine by the bottle or case, but coonskin hats in honor of the roles Parker made his name playing.

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Disney's Davy Crockett made me LOVE History! Even though much LICENSE was taken with reality, it made me love it!

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Daniel Boone: 1960's tv show starring Fess Parker. Not historically accurate but fun to watch, especially since Daniel Boone is one of my ancestors!

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