By Avrel Seale, The Alcalde
Avrel Seale, The Alcalde Published: March 19, 2010
Fess Parker, a UT history alumnus best known for his roles as Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, died Thursday (March 18). He was 85. The following story, “Playing the Hero,” appeared in The Alcalde’s July/August 2003 issue.
Ben Estaville said on March 19, 2010 at 3:59 p.m. My Mom told me that at four years old that I played the Davy Crockett record so much that I nearly not only drove her crazy but, eventually wore out the record. I am finally starting to deal with my own mortality... what great childhood memories! Thanks, Mr. Parker.....
Larry said on March 19, 2010 at 2:35 p.m. I was born in 1950, so I was a big fan of Fess Parker. When Disney had a Davy Crockett episode on, me and my friends would sit with our coon skin caps and watch our hero fight bears and Indians (sorry not politically correct now). I enjoyed watching Mr. Parker in any show he was on. He was likable, and so charismatic on screen. Thanks for the great memories, Fess. You won't be forgotten.