The horror genre has been good to a lot of actors over the years, going so far as to launch quite a few careers. Horror fans are amongst the most passionate out there, and we always champion our own even if they spent just a movie or two dabbling with what we love best.
According to Yahoo! News actor Fess Parker, who was best known to fans as television’s “Davy Crockett” and “Daniel Boone”, has passed away due to natural causes at the age of 85 in his Santa Ynez Valley home.
It was Parker’s scene as a terrified witness in the horror classic “Them!” that caught the attention of Walt Disney when he was looking for a “Davy Crockett” star. He chose Parker over another “Them!” actor, James Arness — who became a TV superstar in the long-running “Gunsmoke.
We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to send out our deepest condolences to Fess’ friends, family, and constituents. Godspeed, good sir!
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