Well, that is true. What I meant to say was that the actor who played Davy Crockett is dead. Fess Parker died at age 85 today. It was his wife’s birthday. They had been married for 50 years. Parker also played Daniel Boone, but Davy Crockett was the idol of every kid in America in the 50s.
Parker appeared on Disney Hour as well as in the film Davy Crockett. He was a tall man, 6 foot 6 inches tall and every young male wanted to be Davy Crocket. Even the girls wore coon skin caps. There were lunch boxes, figurines, buckskin shirts, rifles, and of course there was the song, the Ballad of Davy Crockett:
Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, greenest state in the land of the free. Raised in the woods so he knew every tree, kilt him a barr when he was only three…(be impressed, that was from memory.)
Nancy Reagan has expressed her condolences over the death of Fess Parker and has stated that he was certainly a good friend to her and Ronnie. RIP Fess Parker. You certain rocked the world of a lot of little baby boomers.