Isn't he just adorable?
Sunday, September 10, 2017
DID YOU KNOW
Fess Parker was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and raised on a farm in Tom Green County 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.
Discharged in 1946, he enrolled at Hardin–Simmons University on the GI Bill. After an automobile collision, he was stabbed in the neck by the other driver during an argument. He was an active member of the H-SU Players Club and transferred to the University of Texas in 1947 as a history major and continued to be active in drama. Parker graduated from UT in 1950 with a degree in history. He had been initiated into the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Having one year remaining on his GI Bill, he studied drama at the University of Southern California, where he studied for a master's degree in theater history.
The purpose of this post is to track Fan Page & Blog issues, to answer questions and keep our Fess Friends up-to-date on our efforts. If you have an issue or questions, comment here. Hope you find it useful.
- 09/09/2017 Added functionality to feed Blog posts to twitter.com/FessParkerFans
WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON
- 09/08/2017 Added Email subscription feature. Emails should be sent daily from 5AM-7AM EST
- 09/08/2017 Uploading materials that were posted on Facebook over the last 9 years
OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS (Input is welcome as we get started on these)
1) Q: How can Fess Friends share materials with each other?
A: Currently, we'd suggest materials be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can review
the appropriateness & then post to the Blog. This should ensure we maintain the integrity of
posts & follow all legal issues concerning copyright info. We'll keep looking for better ways
on this one.
2) Q: How do we contact collectors should we want to buy/sell items?
A: We have avoided using the Fan Page to buy/sell anything, but collectors can contact each other
directly OR use sites like ebay to share further info. Our intent here is to stay 'money free' on
this site and not to cause issues with copyright holders. Input is welcome on this