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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
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Actor Fess Parker dead at 85

Actor Fess Parker dead at 85

LOS ANGELES, March 18 (UPI) -- Fess Parker, a U.S. actor famous for his roles in adventure movies and TV shows, has died of natural causes, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday. He was 85.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007.
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Disney World drops CD machines

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Chalk up another loss of a bygone era as Walt Disney World closes an obscure attraction that burned old Disney music from a gentler time on to CDs. The Orlando Sentinel reported Saturday that tucked away in the corners of Walt Disney World were "Wonderlan

'Daniel Boone' DVDs feature Fess Parker

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Fess Parker, 82, a 1960s U.S. role model for kids, will be recalled with "Daniel Boone" show reruns on TV Land as well as the release of his series on DVD.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2006 with 137 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2005 with 137 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for August 15-21, 2005.
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Feature: How to be like Walt

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Orlando Magic Vice President Pat Williams has written another book in his "How to Be Like" series, this one an examination of the late entertainment legend Walt
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 16, the 229th day of 2004 with 137 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2003 with 137 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include Fess Parker, who was born in 1927 (age 75). He played the title character in the "Davy Crockett" TV series and recorded the first of 1955's four hit versions of "The Ballad of Davy Crockett." American Breed's Gary Loizzo
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2002 with 137 to follow.
By United Press International
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Fess Parker
Actor Fess Parker at the 22nd Annual Golden Boot Awards in Los Angeles on August 7, 2004. The Golden Boot Awards were established in 1982 to recognize performers, stunt people, producers and directors who have furthered the tradition of the Western on film and television. (UPI Photo/Francis Specker)
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Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. (August 16, 1924 – March 18, 2010) was an 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. He was also known as a wine maker and resort owner-operator.

The Fess Parker Winery is one of the wineries along the famous Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.

Fess Parker was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up on a farm near San Angelo. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the latter part of World War II, hoping to become a pilot. He was turned down because he was too tall at 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m). He then tried to become a radioman gunner, but he was found too big to fit comfortably into the rear cockpit. He was finally transferred to the Marine Corps as a radio operator and shipped out for the South Pacific shortly before the atom bomb ended the war.

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