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Fess Parker - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett

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Published on May 20, 2011

Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. (August 16, 1924 -- March 18, 2010) was an 6'6" American film and television actor best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in Walt Disney 1955-56 TV mini-series and as TV's Daniel Boone from 1964-70.

Davy Crockett is a five part serial which aired on ABC in one-hour episodes on the Disneyland series, the series stars Fess Parker as Davy Crockett and Buddy Ebsen as George Russel.

The first three episodes of the serial were edited together as the 1955 theatrical film Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier. This series and film are known for the catchy theme song, "The Ballad of Davy Crockett". It was filmed in color at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the Mountain Farm Museum adjacent to the visitor center at Oconaluftee near Qualla Reservation's entrance and Janns Conejo Ranch, California.

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