Fess Parker, King of the Wild Frontier, dead at 85
Texas' native born son, Fess Parker, died today at age 85 (which just happened to be his wife's 84th birthday).
He was almost as iconic as the characters we remember him playing on TV: Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett to name just two. What Boomer didn't have a coonskin hat or two growing up, emulating Davy Crockett; or were we emulating Fess Parker playing Davy Crockett. Either way, they were terrific role models.
Fess Parker was one of the good guys. He will be missed!