Daniel Boone (and Davy Crockett in rerun) were two of my husband's favorite shows when he was a little boy.
In fact, when I told him last night that Fess Parker had passed away, he said he had just been thinking about the actor this very week and had planned to look him up on the computer over weekend to see if he was still alive.
I remember him well, from the TV series. As I recall, he got a raw deal from the producers, who had him on a salary and a "percentage" of the profits. With imaginative accounting, and the use of subsidary companies, there never were any profits.
Shame to treat a nice guy like that, but that;s big business I guess.