FESS PARKER WITH ANOTHER OF MY ALL-TIME HEROES @ 20 March 2010 01:08 PM
This is me with Fess Parker and my dad, Harold Ehrbar. It was taken several years ago at Disney's Contemporary Resort during the Disneyana Convention.
Dad loved westerns, action movies and it was a great thrill for both of us to meet the great Mr. Parker. A few years later, I was able to interview the Disney Legend for Mouse Tracks and he was candid, cordial and delighted especially to discuss his singing career. Music was a big part of his life and he even welcomed me to his home for the weekly sing-alongs he held when I was in the area. Sadly, I was never in the area and will always regret it.
Tim Hollis and I are grateful for his participation in the book and the fact that we were able to document a rarely examined aspect of his life and career.
The three of us in this picture all shared a love of music. I was delighted to be able to provide a copy of the book for Mr. Parker, but Dad passed before it was published. Still he is with me every day and even appears in most of my dreams, usually in a supporting role. But that was Dad, always supporting. He was that kind of hero.
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