Afterword | Remembering Fess Parker | Los Angeles Times

Afterword | Remembering Fess Parker | Los Angeles Times

Fess Parker became a hero to millions of young TV viewers when he debuted as frontiersman Davy Crockett on Walt Disney’s ABC series "Disneyland" in 1954. His death Thursday at age 85 spurred many fond memories. Statements provided by the Walt Disney Co. "Fess Parker had an enormous impact on a whole generation of kids," said film critic and author Leonard Maltin. "It’s almost impossible to overstate how popular ‘Davy Crockett’ was, and it made him an overnight star. The nicest part about meeting him in later years was discovering that he was just as genuine and likable as he...

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