Job Actor * Winemaker * Resort owner-operator
Years active 1950-2007
Top Roles Sheriff Buck Weston, Davy Crockett, Voice of Leslie the Chauffeur, Pvt. Speedy, Fitch's Co
Top GenresWestern, Drama, War, Comedy, Family, Action
Top TopicsDisney, Book-Based, Civil War
Top Collaborators (Producer), , , (Director)
Shares birthday with Ann Blyth, Mae Clarke, Glenn Strange  see more..

Fess Parker Overview:

Actor, Fess Parker, was born Fess Elisha Parker Jr. on Aug 16, 1924 in Fort Worth, TX. Parker died at the age of 85 on Mar 18, 2010 in Santa Ynez, CA .

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On October 22, 1991, Parker received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

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Fess Parker Quotes:

Chief Red Stick: Why you no kill me?
Davy Crockett: Maybe because of another law. We have trouble living up to it, but it ain't bad for red man or white man: thou shall not kill.


[the train is about to pull into Big Shanty]
James J. Andrews: Have a good breakfast, Mr. Fuller. And don't you worry about any deserters, I'll *take care* of your train.


[as the raiders are climbing into the boxcar, Andrews notices that a Confederate soldier is watching them]
James J. Andrews: Come on, boys. When it's orders from Beauregard, we can't keep the General waiting.
[Confederate soldier walks away]


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Interviewed about the beginnings of his career and his "Davy Crockett" experiences in the book "Wild Wild Westerners" by Tom Weaver (BearManor, 2012).

Wanted to be cast opposite Marilyn Monroe in "Bus Stop" but could not overcome Walt Disney's disapproval.

At the time he was famous in France for his Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone roles, French distributors found they had to rename him - on posters, in TV programmers...etc. - for the French audience/ Public, into "Fier" Parker. One must know that "fesse(s)", in French, means "buttocks, bottom", whereas "fier" means "proud" ; a more becoming name for someone embodying American "Heroes"...

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