18 March 2010
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fess parker was a few weeks shy of 76 years old when he sat down for this interviewcnn
Fess Parker, best known for playing Daniel Boone in a 1960s television series, died Thursday at his home near Santa Barbara, California, his publicist said. He was 85.
A native of Texas, Parker served in the U.S. Navy during World War II before graduating from the University of Texas-Austin in 1950.
He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1950s to pursue acting.
Walt Disney cast Parker in the lead role of "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier," co-starring Buddy Ebsen.
He followed that with several more Disney films, including "Davy Crockett and the River Boat Pirates," "The Great Locomotive Chase" and "Old Yeller."
His TV career took off in 1964 with the title role in NBC's "Daniel Boone," which aired for for six seasons. ~ read more
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