Friday, March 19, 2010

RIP Fess Parker

Well, I never did have a coonskin cap, but I wore my fringed suede jacket today in honour of the passing of the Davey Crockett / Daniel Boone of my youth.

Fess Parker, hand-picked for the role of Crockett by Walt Disney himself, was one of those constants in the lives of many of us of a certain age. While I can't say I've been missing those old programmes, I'm pretty sure I'd stop and watch them if I were to come across an episode in my dial perusing.

RIP, Fess Parker, king of the wild frontier.