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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 Palance was born Volodymyr Palahniuk on February 18, 1919 in the Lattimer Mines section of Hazle Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, to Anna (Gramiak) and Ivan Palahniuk, an anthracite coal miner. … Read More


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 for best actor for his portrayal of Mountain McClintock in the Playhouse 90 production of Rod Serling's Requiem for a Heavyweight.


1963 44 Years Old Jean-Luc Godard persuaded Palance to take on the role of Hollywood producer Jeremy Prokosch in the 1963 nouvelle vague movie Le Mépris with Brigitte Bardot and Michel Piccoli. … Read More
1966 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Later, in 1966, he appeared in the movie Alice Through the Looking Glass directed by Alan Handley in which he played the Jabberwock.


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.


1982 - 1992 4 More Events
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
2001 82 Years Old In 2001, Palance returned to the recording studio as a special guest on friend Laurie Z's Heart of the Holidays album to narrate the famous classic poem "The Night Before Christmas."
2002 83 Years Old In 2002, he starred in the television movie Living with the Dead opposite Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and Diane Ladd.
2003 84 Years Old On New Year's Day 2003, Palance's first wife Virginia Baker, (July 7, 1922 – January 1, 2003) was struck and killed by a car in Los Angeles. … Read More
2004 85 Years Old In 2004, he starred in another television production, Back When We Were Grownups opposite Blythe Danner; Palance played Poppy. … 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 in Santa Barbara County. … Read More
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