Actor Fess Parker, famous for playing American pioneer Davy Crockett in Walt Disney’s classic 1950s TV series, has died in California at the age of 85.
The Texas-born actor launched a craze for coonskin caps and buckskin shirts with his sturdy turn as the US icon.
Parker went on to play Daniel Boone, another real-life frontiersman, in a 1960s TV show before retiring.
Actor turned California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger paid tribute to him as “a true Hollywood legend”.
“Fess Parker has been a role model and idol of mine since I first saw him on the big screen,” he said in a statement.
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