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King Of The Wild Frontier
'Disneyland's' Davy Crockett Is A Texas-Born Actor Who Sometimes Wears A Tie

Anyone in Hollywood tabbed with the unlikely name of Fess Parker is bound to go in one of two directions—stardom, or back to hog-tending. There cant be any middle ground. "The hawg," Parker noted recently, in a West Texas drawl, "is a pretty intelligent animal. And a little baby pig can be mighty cute. I'd sorta like someday to get aholt of one and tie a red ribbon around its neck and dress it up in a nice babyblue sweater and lead it real quiet-like through the lobby of the Beverly Hills Hotel." Obviously, the one to latch onto a man like  this had to be Walt Disney and Parker is Disneys first and only live actor under the standard Hollywood sevenyear contract.

While Parker has emerged as something of a phenomenon in the title role of "Davy Crockett—King of the Wild Frontier" in the recent Disneyland three-parter, (now being repeated on the air) he actually had been kicking around Hollywood for five years before this TV role kicked him up the royal stairs to stardom.




Source type Magazine
Volume 3.18
Language en
Document type Feature
Media type text
Page count 3
Pages pp. 5-7


Id 5497
Availability Free
Inserted 2020-10-29