Jack Palance

Actor + Boxer
Born Feb 18, 1919

Jack Palance was an American actor. During half a century of film and television appearances, Palance was nominated for three Academy Awards, all as Best Actor in a Supporting Role, winning in 1991 for his role in City Slickers.

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1919 Birth Born on February 18, 1919.


1944 25 Years Old Palance was honorably discharged from the Army Air Corps in 1944. … Read More
1947 28 Years Old In 1947, Palance made his Broadway debut.


1949 30 Years Old 1 More Event
He debuted on television in 1949, and this was followed a year later by his screen debut in the movie Panic in the Streets (1950). … Read More
1957 38 Years Old In 1957, Palance won an Emmy Award for best actor for his portrayal of Mountain McClintock in the Playhouse 90 production of Rod Serling's Requiem for a Heavyweight. … Read More


1966 47 Years Old Later, in 1966, he appeared in the television movie Alice Through the Looking Glass, directed by Alan Handley, in which he played the Jabberwock. … Read More


1969 50 Years Old In 1969, Palance recorded a country music album in Nashville, released on Warner Bros. … Read More
1975 56 Years Old Palance starred in the television series Bronk between 1975 and 1976 for MGM Television.


1980 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1980, Jack Palance narrated Canadian filmmaker Halya Kuchmij’s documentary The Strongest Man in the World, about Mike Swistun, a circus strongman who had been a student of Houdini’s.
1982 63 Years Old In 1982, Palance began hosting a television revival of Ripley's Believe It or Not! … Read More
1987 68 Years Old In May 1987, Palance married his second wife Elaine Rogers.
1992 73 Years Old Four decades after his film debut, Palance won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor on March 30, 1992 for his performance as cowboy Curly Washburn in the comedy City Slickers (1991). … Read More
1993 74 Years Old In 1993, during the opening of the Oscars, a spoof of that Oscar highlight featured Palance appearing to drag in an enormous Academy Award statuette with Crystal again hosting, riding on the rear end of it. … Read More
1996 77 Years Old Palance painted and sold landscape art, with a poem included on the back of each picture. He was also the author of The Forest of Love, a book of poems published in 1996 by Summerhouse Press. … Read More
2006 88 Years Old On November 10, 2006, Palance died of natural causes at age 87 at his daughter Holly's home in Montecito, California. … Read More
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