Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Why did they throw a party when the rich man entered Heaven?

Remember the bedtime story Pa told to Jemima and Israel?  Why did they throw a party when the rich man entered Heaven?  And do you remember Israel's response, "I guess I'll stay poor."  Check it out in the Kentucke episode of the Daniel Boone TV show.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Two Boone Brothers?

During the filming of the pilot, there were Boone brothers planned for the show. Darby Hinton was scheduled to play Nathan Boone, along with his brother Israel-played by Bobby Horan. By the time the 1st episode-Kentucke was released, Bobby Horan played 'that Nathan Carr'.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Fess always played characters that were caring and sensible.

Thanks for always being caring and sensible via the characters you portrayed! ;-) Just two words we'd use to describe Fess. What two words would you use?


Jericho has the hopes of Boonesborough on his shoulders....or at least on the speed of his feet in 'The Tortoise and the Hare'. He wasn't sure who to trust.

Which reminds us that April Fool's Day is coming. What's the best prank you've ever been involved in? Prepare yourself. Trust no one and believe nothing on that day. ;-)

DID YOU KNOW: How much do you know about the real Rebecca Ann (Bryan) Boone?

Rebecca Ann (Bryan) Boone (January 9, 1739 – March 18, 1813) was an American pioneer and the wife of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone. No contemporary portrait of her exists, but people who knew her said that when she met her future husband she was nearly as tall as he and very attractive with black hair and dark eyes.

When she was ten, Rebecca moved with her Quaker grandparents Morgan and Martha (Strode) Bryan, to the Yadkin River valley in the backwoods of North Carolina. Meanwhile, the young Daniel Boone's family settled near the Bryans in North Carolina. Rebecca and Daniel began their courtship in 1753 and married three years later.
Rebecca married Daniel Boone in a triple wedding on August 14, 1756, in Yadkin River, North Carolina at the age of 17. She took in her new husband's two young orphan nephews, Jesse and Jonathan who lived with them in North Carolina until the family left for Kentucky in 1773.
Like her mother and mother-in-law before her, Rebecca had many children born two or three years apart. Over twenty-five years time, she delivered six sons and four daughters of her own:
  • 3 May 1757 - James (died 10 October 1773, Clinch Mountains, VA)
  • 25 January 1759 - Israel (died 19 August 1782, Blue Licks, KY)
  • 2 November 1760 - Susannah (died 19 October 1800)
  • 4 October 1762 - Jemima (died 30 August 1829, Montgomery County, MO)
  • 23 March 1766 - Levina (died 6 April 1802, Clark County, KY)
  • 26 May 1768 - Rebecca (died 14 July 1805, Clark County, KY)
  • 23 December 1769 - Daniel Morgan (died 13 July 1839, Jackson County, MO)
  • 23 May 1773 - Jesse Bryan (died 22 December 1820)
  • 20 June 1775 - William Bryan (died 1775)
  • 3 February 1781 - Nathaniel or Nathan (died 16 October 1856, Greene County, MO)
Because her children married young and also had many children, she often took care of grandchildren along with her own babies. When in her early forties, considered an old woman at the time, she adopted the six children of her widowed brother. Without formal education, Rebecca was reputed to be an experienced community midwife, the family doctor, leather tanner, sharpshooter and linen-maker – resourceful and independent in the isolated areas she and her large, combined family often found themselves.

Source: Wikipedia


In some cases, a rubber version of Tick Licker was used, depending upon the scene's conditions. In the special features of the Liberation DVDs, Darby talks about putting his hand on Pa's rifle to stop it from shaking during a scene in water. It seems the rifle Fess was holding was a prop made out of rubber. It's just one of the interesting things you learn about the show from interviews with the cast. ;-)

THE WISDOM OF MINGO: A fool would give his right arm to be ambidextrous.

Monday, March 19, 2018

FESS PARKER, A REAL TREASURE: When someone you love & admire becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

Ed Ames Biography - Last updated 3/19/2018

The Life and Times of Ed Ames

Ed Ames (born Edmund Dantes Urick; July 9, 1927) is an American popular singer and actor. He is known for his pop hits of the 1960s including "My Cup Runneth Over", "Who Will Answer?" and "When the Snow is on the Roses". He was also part of the popular 1950s singing group with his siblings, The Ames Brothers.

Early life and career

Ames was born in Malden, Massachusetts, to Jewish parents Sarah (Zaslavskaya) and David Urick (Eurich), who had immigrated from Ukraine. He was the youngest of nine children, five boys and four girls.

Ames grew up in a poor household. He attended the Boston Latin School and was educated in Classical and Opera music, as well as literature.

While still in high school, the brothers formed a quartet and often won competitions around the Boston area. Three of the brothers later formed the Amory Brothers quartet and went to New York City, where they were hired by bandleader Art Mooney. Playwright Abe Burrows helped the brothers along the way, suggesting the siblings change their group's name to the Ames Brothers.

The Ames Brothers were first signed on with Decca Records in 1947, but because of the Musician Union's ban in 1948, Decca only released three singles by the brothers and one backing Russ Morgan. As the ban was ending, they signed on with another label, Coral Records, a subsidiary of Decca. They had their first major hit in the 1950s with the double-sided "Rag Mop" and "Sentimental Me". The Brothers joined RCA Victor records and continued to have success throughout the 1950s with many hits like "It Only Hurts For a Little While", "You, You, You", and "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane". The brothers made regular appearances on network television variety programs, and in 1955 briefly had a15-minute show of their own.

Acting Career

In the early 1960s, the Ames Brothers disbanded, and Ed Ames, pursuing a career in acting, studied at the Herbert Berghof School. His first starring role was in an Off Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, going on to starring performances in The Fantasticks off-Broadway and Carnival!, which was on Broadway. He was in the national touring company of Carnival.

Ames' dark complexion and facial bone structure led to his being cast regularly as a Native American. He played Chief Bromden in the Broadway production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, opposite Kirk Douglas.

Talent scouts at 20th Century Fox saw Ames in the production and invited him to play the Cherokee tribesman, Mingo on the NBC television series, Daniel Boone, with Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, and Veronica Cartwright. His character's father was an English officer, the Fourth Earl of Dunmore, played in the show by the eminent actor Walter Pidgeon. In that show, Mingo was the Earl's eldest son and thus entitled to claim the title as the fifth Earl but decided in preference to remain part of the Cherokee nation. In an episode of Season One, Ames also portrayed Mingo's evil twin brother, Taramingo. Ames' main character was actually named Caramingo, but went by Mingo throughout the entire series.[7] Ames played a Mexican bandit on a 1962 The Rifleman episode and guest-starred as Kennedy in the 1963 episode "The Day of the Pawnees, Part 2" on ABC's The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, with Kurt Russell in the title role. He guest-starred in 1963 on Richard Egan's NBC modern western series, Redigo.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

While playing Mingo on television, Ames developed some skill in throwing a tomahawk. This led to one of the most memorable moments of his career, when he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on April 29, 1965. During the course of the show, Ames and Johnny Carson were discussing Ames' tomahawk throwing abilities. When Ames claimed that he could hit a target from across the room, Carson asked Ames if he could demonstrate this skill. Ames agreed, and a wood panel with a chalk outline of a cowboy was brought on to the stage. As the studio band played a bar of the Adventures of Pow Wow theme, Ames proceeded to throw the tomahawk, which hit the "cowboy" square in the groin with the handle pointing upward. This led to a very long burst of laughter from the audience, which has been called the longest sustained laugh by a live audience in television history. After a moment, Ames proceeded to walk toward the target to retrieve the tomahawk but Carson stopped him and allowed the situation to be appreciated for its humor. Carson ad-libbed: "I didn't even know you were Jewish!" and "Welcome to Frontier Bris." Ames then asked Carson if he would like to take a turn throwing, to which Carson replied: "I can't hurt him any more than you did." The clip became a favorite of Carson's own yearly highlight show and subsequent blooper television specials. Later in his career Ames became a fixture on the Kenley Players circuit, headlining in Shenandoah (1976, 1979, 1986), Fiddler on the Roof (1977), South Pacific (1980), Camelot (1981), and Man of La Mancha (1984).

Singing career

Ames recorded under the name "Eddie Ames" while still with the Ames Brothers, releasing the single "Bean Song (Which Way To Boston?)" in January, 1957.

During the 1960s, Ames returned to singing, this time as a solo artist. He released his first RCA Victor chart single, "Try to Remember", in 1965. The song barely made the charts. A bigger success came in 1967 with "My Cup Runneth Over". The song was both a Pop hit and an Adult Contemporary radio hit. He had less success on the Pop charts soon after, and only had Adult Contemporary hits with "Time, Time", "When the Snow Is on the Roses", and "Timeless Love", the latter written by Buffy Sainte-Marie. He did make the Pop Top Twenty one last time in his singing career with "Who Will Answer" in 1968. "Apologize" reached #47 in the Canadian RPM Magazine hot singles chart.

Ames's distinctive baritone is a regular radio presence during Christmas season, as well, thanks to his version of "Do You Hear What I Hear?" The song received its best-selling treatment from Bing Crosby in 1962, but Ames' version, recorded a few years later, is in frequent holiday rotation.[citation needed]

Ames sang the "Ballad of the War Wagon" in the John Wayne/Batjac Productions movie, The War Wagon in 1967.

Personal life

While maintaining his career, he attended UCLA, receiving his degree in theater and cinema arts in 1975. At the age of 47, Ames, saying "I am a secular Jew, but I feel strongly about Israel and the Jewish communities of Europe" became president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Zionist Organization of America. From 1968 until 1987, he also maintained partial ownership of the Phoenix Suns.

Additional Career Info

The Marshal (TV Series)                                                                                              1995
Vasalie Peshkov
Little Odessa (1995) ... Vasalie Peshkov (as Edmon Ames)
 1990Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Spence Coggan
One More for the Road (1990) ... Spence Coggan
 1988In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Sheriff Ed Thompson
Prisoners (1988) ... Sheriff Ed Thompson
 1985Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Johnny Shannon
Murder at the Oasis (1985) ... Johnny Shannon
 1979Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
Abraham's Sacrifice (1979) ... Lot
Sodom and Gomorrah (1979) ... Lot
 1974McCloud (TV Series)
Abel Hollister
The Colorado Cattle Caper (1974) ... Abel Hollister
 1974Kodiak (TV Series)
Chains of Ice (1974)
 1973The Starlost (TV Series)
Mr. Smith
Mr. Smith of Manchester (1973) ... Mr. Smith
 1964-1968Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Mingo / Taramingo
Thirty Pieces of Silver (1968) ... Mingo
Orlando, the Prophet (1968) ... Mingo
Hero's Welcome (1968) ... Mingo
The Flaming Rocks (1968) ... Mingo
The Imposter (1968) ... Mingo
 1967Cricket on the Hearth (TV Movie)
 1967The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Edward Belton
Cricket on the Hearth (1967) ... Edward Belton (voice)
 1967Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
 1963The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
The Day of the Pawnees: Part 2 (1963) ... Kennedy
 1963Redigo (TV Series)
John Talltree
Lady War-Bonnet (1963) ... John Talltree
 1962The Rifleman (TV Series)
Lee Coyle
Quiet Night, Deadly Night (1962) ... Lee Coyle
 1958Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Ames Brother
Music to Die By (1958) ... Ames Brother (uncredited)
 1957State Trooper (TV Series)
The Dancing Dowager (1957) ... Singer (as The Ames Brothers)

Source: Wikipedia and imdb

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Fess Parker Biography - Last updated 3/19/2018

The Life and Times of Fess Parker

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 the Walt Disney 1955–1956 TV miniseries and as Daniel Boone in a television series from 1964 to 1970. He was also known for being a winemaker and resort owner-operator.

Early years

Parker was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and raised on a farm in Tom Green County near San Angelo. His father, a tax assessor, had the same first name which had been given to him in honor of the educator and politician Simeon D. Fess. The middle name “Elisha” was chosen by the future actor himself, when he was a teenager (around 1937), because it sounded rhythmic and matched his middle initial.

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.


Parker began his show-business career in summer 1951 when he had a $32-a-week job as an extra in the play Mister Roberts, although he is credited with the voice of Leslie, the chauffeur, in the 1950 film Harvey. Within months, he was on location with a minor part in Untamed Frontier with Joseph Cotten and Shelley Winters.

Parker became a contract player with Warner Bros., appearing in small roles in several films such as Springfield Rifle (1952), Island in the Sky, The Bounty Hunter and Battle Cry. In 1954, he appeared as Grat Dalton in the Jim Davissyndicated Western anthology series Stories of the Century in the episode The Dalton Brothers.  The below picture shows many of his onscreen efforts.

According to Parker himself, when the Walt Disney Company was seeking an actor to play Davy Crockett, James Arness, later cast as Marshal Matt Dillon on CBS's Gunsmoke, was first considered for the title role. Parker had recently graduated to being a contract weekly actor, but listened to his agent and appeared in a Warner Bros. science fiction film about giant ants called Them!, which required only one day's work. He had a small scene as a pilot put into an insane asylum after claiming his plane had been downed by giant flying insects. Arness appeared in a larger role in the same film.

During the screening of this film, Walt Disney looked past Arness and discovered Parker. Disney was impressed by Parker's portrayal of a man who was unswerving in his belief in what he saw despite the forces of authority against him. Parker was asked to drop by the Disney Studio. When he did, he brought his guitar, met Disney, sang a song, and then said goodbye. Several weeks later, Parker was informed that he had been selected over Arness and several others for the role, including Buddy Ebsen, who eventually played Crockett's sidekick, George Russell.

Disney's three-episode version of Crockett depicted his exploits as a frontiersman, congressman, and tragic hero of the Alamo. The episodes have been called the first television miniseries, though the term had not yet been coined. Davy Crockett (1954–55) was a tremendous hit and led to a merchandising frenzy for coonskin caps and all things Crockett.

Parker became a contract star for Disney and appeared in The Great Locomotive Chase, Westward Ho, the Wagons!, Old Yeller, and The Light in the Forest. He complained that they were all basically the same role. Disney refused to loan Parker for roles outside that persona, such as Jeffrey Hunter's role opposite John Wayne in The Searchers and Marilyn Monroe's leading man in Bus Stop.

Fess Parker was nominated for best new personality Emmy in 1954, but lost to George Gobel.

After Walt Disney, Parker made guest appearances on many television programs, and composed and sang. He performed the occasional role of Tom Conrad, editor of the Diablo Courier in the syndicated western series, Annie Oakley (1954–1957), starring Gail Davis, Brad Johnson, and Jimmy Hawkins.

Parker was contracted to Paramount Pictures from 1958 to 1962. He appeared in a small assortment of Paramount movies, including a cameo as an unnamed frontiersman in Bob Hope's Western comedy Alias Jesse James and supporting roles in The Hangman (1959) with Robert Taylor, The Jayhawkers! (1959) with Jeff Chandler, and Hell Is for Heroes (1962) with Steve McQueen.

In 1962, he starred in the title role of the TV series Mr Smith Goes to Washington, portraying the same idealistic character that James Stewart had played in the 1939 film. Parker took to the stage in 1963, in a traveling production of Oklahoma! as Curly. The movie roles he sought were elusive. In 1966, Parker starred in the movie Smoky, directed by George Sherman where he played the role of Clint Barkley, who finds a black stallion named Smoky a wild stallion who eventually becomes a wonderful cutting horse and the best friend an old cowboy could ever want.
Parker's Daniel Boone television series portraying another historic figure of America's frontier days began filming in 1964. Over its six years (1964 to 1970) as one of the highest-rated shows of its time, Parker was not only the star of the series, but also the co-producer and director of five of its most popular episodes.  It first aired on the NBC network on Thursdays and, in its prime, was estimated to have over 30 million viewers!!!

Parker became interested in opening a Davy Crockett-themed amusement park. In the late 1960s, he optioned land in northern Kentucky at the confluence of Interstates 71 and 75, with the intention of building Frontier World. However, when the Taft Broadcasting Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, began building Kings Island Amusement Park in nearby Mason, Ohio, less than a 2-hour drive from Parker's site, financing for Parker's venture dried up.

Turning down the title role of McCloud, Parker retired from acting at the age of 49 after a sitcom pilot called 'The Fess Parker Show' was broadcast on March 28, 1974, but was not subsequently picked up by the network.


In 1991, he was named a Disney Legend.  In 2003, Parker received the Texas Cultural Trust's "Texas Medal of Arts Award", established only the year before.  For his work with Disney, Parker was honored in December 2004 with his own tribute window on a façade in the Frontierland section of Disneyland.

The Fess Parker Winery is located in Los Olivos, California.  After his acting career, Parker devoted much of his time to operating his Fess Parker Family Winery and Vineyards in Los Olivos, California. The winery is owned and operated by Parker's family, and has produced several different types of award-winning wines. Parker's son, Eli, is President and Director of Winemaking and Vineyard Operations, while daughter, Ashley, is Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

The Parker operation includes over 1,500 acres (610 ha) of vineyards, and a tasting room and visitor center along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. In addition to wine, the winery is known for selling coonskin caps and bottle toppers inspired by Parker's Crockett and Boone characters, and for its appearance under another name in the movie Sideways.

In reminiscence of his acting days, Parker's wine labels have a logo of a golden coonskin cap. The Fess Parker Winery is one of the wineries along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.

In 1985, Parker briefly flirted with running for the US Senate as a Republican for the seat of incumbent Democrat Alan Cranston. He considered himself a conservative in the mold of Ronald Reagan.


Parker married Marcella (Marcy) Belle Rinehart on January 18, 1960. They had two children, Fess Elisha Parker III and Ashley Allen Rinehart, along with 11 grandchildren and a great-grandson.  Parker passed away of natural causes on March 18, 2010, at his home in Santa Ynez, California, near the Fess Parker Winery.  His legend lives on in the millions of fans who adore him through this and other sites.  

There's a great book about Fess Parker that you can purchase at or other size like Amazon.  Check it out!

Additional Career Info

The Fess Parker Show (TV Short)                                                                               1974
Fess Hamilton
 1972Climb an Angry Mountain (TV Movie)
Sheriff Elisha Cooper
 1964-1970Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Daniel Boone
Israel and Love (1970) ... Daniel Boone
How to Become a Goddess (1970) ... Daniel Boone
Bringing Up Josh (1970) ... Daniel Boone
The Homecoming (1970) ... Daniel Boone
Noblesse Oblige (1970) ... Daniel Boone
Clint Barkley
 1964Burke's Law (TV Series)
Herman Sitwell
Who Killed WHO IV? (1964) ... Herman Sitwell
 1964Destry (TV Series)
Clarence Jones
Destry Had a Little Lamb (1964) ... Clarence Jones
 1963The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Sheriff Ben Wister
Nothing Ever Happens in Linvale (1963) ... Sheriff Ben Wister
 1962-1963Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Series)
Sen. Eugene Smith / Senator Eugene Smith
The Lobbyist (1963) ... Senator Eugene Smith
High Society (1963) ... Sen. Eugene Smith
To Be or Not to Be (1963) ... Sen. Eugene Smith
Kid from Brooklyn (1963) ... Sen. Eugene Smith
Citizen Bellows (1963) ... Sen. Eugene Smith
 1962Hell Is for Heroes
Sgt. Pike
 1954-1962Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Reverend Joel Todd / Curt Morrison
Miracle at Whiskey Gulch (1962) ... Reverend Joel Todd
The Kickapoo Run (1954) ... Curt Morrison
 1960General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Jonathan West
Aftermath (1960) ... Jonathan West
 1959The Jayhawkers!
Cam Bleeker
 1959Alias Jesse James
Davy Crockett (uncredited)
 1959The Hangman
Sheriff Buck Weston
 1958Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
The Hasty Hanging (1958)
 1958The Light in the Forest
Del Hardy
 1958Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Pvt. Linus Powell
Turn Left at Mount Everest (1958) ... Pvt. Linus Powell
 1957Old Yeller
Jim Coates
 1956Westward Ho, the Wagons!
John 'Doc' Grayson
 1954-1956Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Davy Crockett / John 'Doc' Grayson
Along the Oregon Trail (1956) ... John 'Doc' Grayson
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1955) ... Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett's Keelboat Race (1955) ... Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett at the Alamo (1955) ... Davy Crockett
 1956The Great Locomotive Chase
James J. Andrews
 1955City Detective (TV Series)
Hearts and Flowers (1955) ... Tony
 1955Battle Cry
Pvt. Speedy
 1954The Bounty Hunter
Wild Cowboy at Finale (uncredited)
 1954My Little Margie (TV Series)
The All American
The All American (1954) ... The All American
Alan Crotty
 1954Annie Oakley (TV Series)
Len Clinton - The Texas Sandman / Tom Conrad - Newspaper Publisher
Annie and the Texas Sandman (1954) ... Len Clinton - The Texas Sandman
Annie and the Mystery Woman (1954) ... Tom Conrad - Newspaper Publisher
 1954Dragonfly Squadron
Texas Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1954Stories of the Century (TV Series)
Grat Dalton
The Dalton Gang (1954) ... Grat Dalton
 1954Dragnet (TV Series)
Officer Harkness
The Big Winchester (1954) ... Officer Harkness
 1953Island in the Sky
Fitch's Co-Pilot (uncredited)
 1953Take Me to Town
Long John (uncredited)
 1953Man on a Tightrope
Checkpoint Soldier (uncredited)
 1952Springfield Rifle
Jim Randolph (uncredited)
 1952Untamed Frontier
Clem McCloud
 1952No Room for the Groom
Cousin Ben (uncredited)
Leslie - Chauffeur (voice, uncredited)

Sound Track

Mr. Robot (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)                                                               2016
eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z (2016) ... (performer: "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" - uncredited)
 1985The Disney Family Album (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen (1985) ... (performer: "The Ballad of Davy Crockett", "Old Betsy" (uncredited))
 1985Back to the Future (performer: "THE BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT" (1954)) 
 1964-1970Daniel Boone (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes)
Perilous Passage (1970) ... (performer: "Sing Song Kitty" - uncredited)
A Place of 1000 Spirits (1965) ... (performer: "The Paw-Paw Patch" - uncredited)
The Family Fluellen (1964) ... (performer: "The Cuckoo Waltz" - uncredited)
Tekawitha McLeod (1964) ... (performer: "Sing Song Kitty", "I Bought Me a Cat")
Ken-Tuck-E (1964) ... (performer: "Fare Thee Well" - uncredited)
 1965The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
Episode #3.4 (1965) ... (performer: "Doodlin'")
 1956Westward Ho, the Wagons! (lyrics: "I'm Lonely My Darlin'") / (performer: "The Ballad of John Colter", "Wringle Wrangle") 
 1956The Great Locomotive Chase (performer: "Dixie", "Tenting On The Old Camp Ground", "Pappy Was A Railroad Man", "Roll Jordan Roll", "A Rebel I Will I Be Until I Died")
 1955Dateline: Disneyland (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Bang! Went Old Betsy") 
Source: Wikipedia and other Internet sites.  Check back periodically as we'll be updating this information, as well as adding other biographies.

Additional Credits

Pioneers of Television (TV Series documentary)                                                          2011
Himself / Daniel Boone from Daniel Boone
Westerns (2011) ... Himself / Daniel Boone from Daniel Boone
 2007James May's Road Trip (TV Series documentary)
Santa Barbara County (2007) ... Himself
 2006Directed by Norman Foster (Video documentary short)
 2005CBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series)
Episode dated 27 February 2005 (2005) ... Himself
 2004Alamo Mania (TV Movie documentary)
 2002'Old Yeller': Remembering a Classic (Video documentary short)
 2001A Conversation with Fess Parker (Video documentary short)
 2001Disney Through the Decades (Video documentary short)
Himself - Host of the 1950s
 2000The Interviews: An Oral History of Television (TV Series)
Fess Parker (2000) ... Himself
 2000The De la Peña Diary (Video documentary)
 1985The Disney Family Album (TV Series documentary)
Himself / Davy Crockett
Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen (1985) ... Himself / Davy Crockett
 1985All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan (TV Special)
 1973Hollywood's Talking (TV Series)
Episode #1.1 (1973) ... Himself
 1969-1972The Dean Martin Show (TV Series)
Episode #8.3 (1972) ... Himself
Episode #5.4 (1969) ... Himself
 1971The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World (TV Movie documentary)
 1971The Golddiggers (TV Series)
Himself - Guest Host
Episode dated 21 September 1971 (1971) ... Himself - Guest Host
 1971The Andy Williams Show (TV Series)
Episode #2.24 (1971) ... Himself
 1969Della (TV Series)
Episode #1.127 (1969) ... Himself
 1969Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters (TV Series)
Episode #1.7 (1969) ... Himself
 1969The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Episode #3.253 (1969) ... Himself
Episode #3.182 (1969) ... Himself
 1964-1969Today (TV Series)
Episode dated 25 August 1969 (1969) ... Himself
Episode dated 14 September 1964 (1964) ... Himself
 1968The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series)
Episode #1.7 (1968) ... Himself
 1968The Jonathan Winters Show (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
Episode #1.5 (1968) ... Himself - Guest
 1966The London Palladium Show (TV Series)
Episode #2.6 (1966) ... Himself
 1965The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series)
Episode #3.4 (1965) ... Himself
 1964-1965What's This Song? (TV Series)
Himself - Guest / Himself
Episode dated 1 January 1965 (1965) ... Himself - Guest
Episode dated 28 December 1964 (1964) ... Himself
 1964The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Episode #3.188 (1964) ... Himself
 1961Here's Hollywood (TV Series)
Episode #2.24 (1961) ... Himself
 1959Startime (TV Series)
Merman on Broadway (1959) ... Himself
 1956-1959The Juke Box Jury (TV Series)
Episode dated 12 June 1959 (1959) ... Himself
Episode dated 6 March 1959 (1959) ... Himself
Episode dated 23 November 1956 (1956) ... Himself
 1959The 31st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Audience Member
 1954-1957Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Himself / James J Andrews
The Fourth Anniversary Show (1957) ... Himself
Behind the Scenes with Fess Parker (1956) ... Himself / James J Andrews
The Disneyland Story (1954) ... Himself
 1956-1957The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Episode #10.18 (1957) ... Himself
Episode #9.24 (1956) ... Himself
 1956Disneyland, U.S.A. (Documentary short)
Himself - as Davy Crockett
 1956The George Gobel Show (TV Series)
Episode #3.3 (1956) ... Himself
 1956The Tin Pan Alley Show (TV Series)
Episode #1.3 (1956) ... Himself
 1956The 28th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Audience Member
 1955Dateline: Disneyland (TV Special documentary)

Additional Archive Footage

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special)                                          2011
Himself - In Memoriam
 2010The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Memorial Tribute
 2005Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years (Documentary short)
Himself / Davy Crockett (uncredited)
 1994Biography (TV Series documentary)
Davy Crockett in 'Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier'
Davy Crockett: American Frontier Legend (1994) ... Davy Crockett in 'Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier'
 1986Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (Video short)
Davy Crockett
 1961-1980Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Jim Coates / Del Hardy / James J. Andrews / ...
Old Yeller: Part 2 (1980) ... Jim Coates
Old Yeller: Part 1 (1980) ... Jim Coates
Andrews' Raiders: Escape to Nowhere (1961) ... James J. Andrews