Death of Fess Parker

August 16, 1924 - March 18, 2010
Santa Ynez, California | Age 85

`Davy Crockett' star dies at 85
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SANTA YNEZ, Calif. — Actor Fess Parker, who became every baby boomer's idol in the 1950s and launched a craze for coonskin caps as television's Davy Crockett, died Thursday of natural causes. He was 85.

Family spokeswoman Sao Anash said Parker, who was also TV's Daniel Boone and later a major California winemaker and developer, died at his Santa Ynez Valley home. His death comes on the 84th birthday of his wife of 50 years, Marcella.

"She's a wreck," Anash said, adding...

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