Fess Parker

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Quotes (2)

  • Parker: (regarding the similarities of his Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone characters) I think I was the only actor ever in the witness protection program.

  • Parker: 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.

Trivia (25)

  • Parker and Daniel Boone leading lady Patricia Blair both hailed from Fort Worth, TX.

  • Co-starred with Peter Lorre in the 1958 Playhouse 90 drama Turn Left at Mt. Everest.

  • Parker was nominated for an Emmy in 1955 as Best New Personality.

  • Fess was reportedly jealous of Daniel Boone co-star Ed Ames due to the fact that Ames received more fan mail than him.

  • In the early 60's Parker made guest appearances on Burke's Law and Alfred Hitchcock.

  • Unlike Davy Crockett, the real Daniel Boone never wore a coonskin cap. Boone wore an ordinary felt hat. Fess donned the coonskin again for his second frontier series at the insistence of producers.

  • Parker sang "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" at Disneyland the day the amusement park opened on July 17, 1955. He sang the song again at the park's 50th anniversary in 2005.

  • Parker and his wife have 11 grandchildren.

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