SO LONG TO THE KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER!
“Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee…” – every kid had the words to the Davy Crockett theme song memorized back in the 50’s. And every kid insisted on having a Davy Crockett imitation coonskin hat – of course, the ones with rich parents had fringed jackets too. Every kid wanted to BE Davy Crockett. THAT’S how important Fess Parker was in his heyday. The Disney series was a huge hit and spawned the sale of vast quantities of Crockett related products, from puzzles to lunch boxes. The impressive 6’5” star of the show, Fess Parker, just rode off into the sunset at the age of 85.