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Fess Parker: TV's Frontier Hero
Fess Parker grew up in Texas, served in World War II, and later became TV's incredibly popular 'Davy Crockett' and 'Daniel Boone.' After his film and TV career, Parker became a successful businessman, hotel builder, and vintner. William R. Chemerka's authorized biography is a respectful tribute to an amazing man that features thoughtful recollections from Parker's family, ...more
Paperback, 409 pages
Published August 31st 2011 by BearManor Media
(first published August 25th 2011)
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Generally I am a bit hesitant to read biographies of celebrities, for fear that the person I admired and enjoyed on TV, stage, or screen turns out to be someone who beats up senior citizens, kicks cats, and hates all holidays. Thankfully, this biography revealed Fess Parker to be a genuinely nice guy, kind to the people he met in all walks of life, a wonderful family man, and first-rate businessman. I always loved him as Davy Crockett, in the movie The Great Locomotive Chase, and as Daniel Boone ...more