The 76 million members of the post-World War II generation that caused a run on coonskin caps
in the 1950s and fostered the counterculture of the 1960s and '70s are about to create a bulge in the over-65 population.
FESS PARKER, who launched a craze for coonskin caps
while playing famous American pioneers Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, has died of natural causes.
And how dare they wear coonskin caps
and leather breeches to the President's house
And what better hunter to model it on than Fess Parker's Davy Crockett, who drove a whole generation to don coonskin caps
One of his original coonskin caps
now resides in the nation's capital at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
TV screens that year showed Gene Autry still riding the range, Lucille Ball as the star of "I Love Lucy," and Parker as "Davy Crockett," a show so popular it spurred sales of 100 million coonskin caps
found Davy Crockett coonskin caps
, deerskin coin purses
Mickey Mouse ears and Davy Crockett coonskin caps
for children in the 1950s, caps for major league baseball teams and children's snowsuits and winter jackets in the '70s.
At the height of the Crockett craze, 5,000 coonskin caps
a day were sold.
You had to have one,'' Parker, 79, said of the coonskin caps
that boomed in popularity with American kids after Walt Disney aired three episodes featuring the frontiersman, from 1954 to 1955, on a popular ABC show titled ``Disneyland.
As a child, Douglass was fascinated with Davy Crockett and coonskin caps
the obligatory Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone coonskin caps