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In this undated image released by Disney, Fess Parker is shown Davy Crockett in Disney's, "Davy Crockett." Family spokeswoman Sao Anash says Parker died Thursday, March 18, 2010, of natural causes at his Santa Ynez home near the Fess Parker Winery. He was 85. (AP Photo/Disney)

Actor Fess Parker, TV's 'Davy Crockett,' dies at 85

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fess Parker, a baby-boomer idol in the 1950s who launched a craze for coonskin caps as television's Davy Crockett, died Thursday of natural causes. He was 85.


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