"The King of the Wild Frontier is gone.
The actor, whose classic roles also included the son-consoling dad in Old Yeller and another 'coonskin-cap-favoring frontiersman in NBC's Daniel Boone, had retired from showbiz in the 1970s and founded a hugely successful winery and resort in Santa Barbara.
He was 85."
I was about 7 and I just thought he was the nicest and tallest man I had ever met. My brother had an official "coonskin cap". It was one of the few TV show's that he and I agreed on.
Does anyone else remember this show?