Fess Parker, Iconic Davy Crockett, Dead at 85

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Fess Parker, better known as Davy Crockett from the hugely popular Disney television show of the 1950s,

Fess Parker

He died today of natural causes at age 85. He made his debut as a $32 a week extra in "Mister Roberts." The actor, whose roles ranged from Daniel Boone to Grat Dalton, became a contract player for Warner Bros. back in the 1950s, which jump started his career.

He would go on to play iconic characters such as David Crockett and Daniel Boone. After "Daniel Boone" ended a six year run in 1970, Parker retired from show business and went into real estate, and eventually started a very successful winery and resort in Santa Barbara.

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