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Also Known As: Fess Elisha Parker Jr. Died: March 18, 2010
Born: August 16, 1924 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Fort Worth, Texas, USA Profession: actor, singer, resort owner, real estate developer, wine maker

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With his lanky frame, humble demeanor and ruggedly boyish face, actor Fess Parker was for many Americans the personification of pioneer myths, thanks to his famous film and television portrayals of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. Originally a dependable contract player for Warner Bros., Parker was discovered by Disney Studios and starred in the three-part miniseries, "Davy Crockett" (ABC, 1954-55), which became a huge hit with children. Two film roles as the rugged frontiersman followed in 1955-56 before playing the title role in the iconic series, "Daniel Boone" (NBC, 1964-1970), which forever cemented Parker's Hollywood legacy.

With his lanky frame, humble demeanor and ruggedly boyish face, actor Fess Parker was for many Americans the personification of pioneer myths, thanks to his famous film and television portrayals of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. Originally a dependable contract player for Warner Bros., Parker was discovered by Disney Studios and starred in the three-part miniseries, "Davy Crockett" (ABC, 1954-55), which became a huge hit with children. Two film roles as the rugged frontiersman followed in 1955-56 before playing the title role in the iconic series, "Daniel Boone" (NBC, 1964-1970), which forever cemented Parker's Hollywood legacy.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Climb An Angry Mountain (1972) Sheriff Elisha Cooper
2.
 Smoky (1966) Clint
3.
 Hell Is for Heroes (1962) Sergeant Pike
4.
 The Hangman (1959) Buck Weston
5.
 The Jayhawkers! (1959) Cam Bleeker
6.
7.
 Old Yeller (1958) Jim Coates
8.
 The Light in the Forest (1958) Del Hardy
9.
 Westward Ho the Wagons! (1956) John "Doc" Grayson
10.
 Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956) Davy Crockett
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Served in the U.S. Marine Corps at the end of World War II
1950:
Credited as the voice of Leslie, the chauffeur, in the film "Harvey"
1951:
Made stage debut in the national company of "Mister Roberts"
1952:
Made feature film debut in "Untamed Frontier"
1952:
Had a small role in the western, "Springfield Rifle," starring Gary Cooper
1954:
Discovered by Walt Disney while acting in the B movie, "Them!"
1954:
Played the title role in a series of Disney programs, "The Adventures of Davy Crockett" (ABC)
1956:
Starred as John 'Doc' Grayson in film, "Westward Ho the Wagons!"
1956:
Reprised film role of Doc Grayson' in the TV version, aired as part of "Walt Disney" on ABC
1957:
Played the father in the Disney classic, "Old Yeller"
1962:
Starred in the TV version of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (ABC)
1964:
Played the title role in the NBC series, "Daniel Boone"
1972:
Made TV-movie debut in "Climb an Angry Mountain"
1974:
Final film or TV appearance was the unaired pilot of "The Fess Parker Show"
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -
University of Texas: Austin , Texas - 1960

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