Fess Parker, TV’s ‘Davy Crockett,’ dies
LOS ANGELES – Actor Fess Parker, who became every baby boomer’s idol in the 1950s and launched a craze for coonskin caps as television’s Davy Crockett, died today of natural causes. He was 85.
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Fess Parker, who played Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, dies from natural causes at 85
Fess Parker, whose heroic television portrayal of Davy Crockett sparked an enduring mythology and one of the first Baby Boomer marketing frenzies, died Thursday in California of natural causes. He was 85.
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Last Night’s Television – Fat Man In A White Hat, BBC4; Richard Hammond’s Invisible Worlds, BBC1
The power of the television camera to slow down time won’t come as much of a surprise to anyone who’s ever watched Lark Rise to Candleford or Cops with Cameras. There are programmes out there that can make you feel as if you’re swimming through treacle. But Richard Hammond’s Invisible Worlds is built around a more literal kind of retardation – the ability of high-speed cameras to reveal events …
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