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Fess Parker dies at age 85

See larger For Fess Parker, a life in show biz left him mellow, happily married and enjoying time with new friends. He sang for us his favorite song, before dinner at his Fess Parker Inn in California.

Chris Curle Special to the Eagle

For Fess Parker, a life in show biz left him mellow, happily married and enjoying time with new friends. He sang for us his favorite song, before dinner at his Fess Parker Inn in California.

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  • Fess Parker as Davy Crockett in 1955. After his years of playing frontier heroes, Parker retired and bought land in Central California. Along the way, he donated his movie long rifle to the Alamo and his coonskin cap and buckskins to the Smithsonian.
  • For Fess Parker, a life in show biz left him mellow, happily married and enjoying time with new friends. He sang for us his favorite song, before dinner at his Fess Parker Inn in California.
  • Our memorable evening with actor Fess Parker and his wife Marcella included a great time around the piano at the Fess Parker Inn in California. Marcella Parker, left, Fess Parker with wine glass, Robin Curle, Chris Curle, Don Farmer and Stan Smith.
  • Fess Parker enjoyed meeting guests at his Wine Country Inn and Spas in Los Olivos CA.  We had a memorable evening there with him and his wife Marcella in 2004. Fess Parker died Thursday at 85 at the family home in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Fess Parker, the Davy Crockett star, died at age 85 on Thursday.

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