Last I Knew, He Was At The Alamo
The Walt Disney Company president/CEO said, on the passing of Fess Parker: “Like many kids growing up in the 50’s, Davy Crockett was my first hero, and I had the coonskin cap to prove it. Fess Parker’s unforgettable, exciting and admirable performance as this American icon has remained with me all these years, as it has for his millions of fans around the world. Fess is truly a Disney Legend, as is the heroic character he portrayed, and while he will certainly be missed, he will never be forgotten.”
Someone named Roger, on a web message board, said: “I was one of those kids too. My coonskin cap was as much a part of me as everyday life itself. Davy (Fess, too) was my first hero. I still know all the words to that song.”
Well, just don’t sing them. A friend of mine just did the other day and I had a hard time getting him to stop. I heard it often enough when the show was on tv. Liked Davy, liked Fess, hated the song.
Paul, same message board, said, “A true gentleman in real life. We need more actors and role models like Parker and Davey Crockett.”