Jack Palance
Actor, boxer
Jack Palance
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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Penn State Football: Joe Paterno…He's One in Two Million - State College News
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(Jack Palance was a mere youngster at 73 when he did those push-ups at the Oscars, and America thought he was immortal.) This from a guy who spent two days in the hospital -- a hospital he and his wife gave a million bucks to a few years ago,
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Linda Darnell Movie Schedule: FALLEN ANGEL, HANGOVER SQUARE, DAY-TIME WIFE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Robert Mitchum, Linda Darnell, Jack Palance. C-82 mins. 4:00 PM BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE (1952) A kidnapped beauty gets caught between feuding pirates. Dir: Raoul Walsh. Cast: Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, William Bendix. C-99 mins
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JOAN COLLINS BEATEN “BLACK AND BLUE” - The National Enquirer
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"Dynasty" beauty JOAN COLLINS reveals the night she was beaten black and blue by movie tough guy JACK PALANCE and then was roughed up and spanked by ROBERT MITCHUM! In her steamy new-tell all “The World
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Warner Archive to Release the '8 Movies Collection' on DVD Tomorrow - TVShowsOnDVD.com
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Guest stars caught up in the globetrotting intrigue include Joan Crawford, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, Leslie Nielsen, Jack Palance, Eleanor Parker, Telly Savalas, Rip Torn and more. This past Friday we alerted you that the Man from UNCLE spin-off series
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A poll: Should Billy Crystal host the Oscars again? - The Seattle Times (blog)
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(My favorite Crystal moments: "Jack Palance is the father of all of these kids," and his annual "It's a Wonderful Night For Oscar" song medley.) Crystal himself has been dropping hints this year that he'd be interested in doing the gig again -- and
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The Justice League of America 1950s Fancast Part Three - Comic Book Movie
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I have Richard Burton for Superman/Bizzaro, Jack Palance for Bruce Wayne/Batman, Elizabeth Taylor for Wonder Woman, Charlton Heston for Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick, Paul Newman for Golden Age Green Lantern Alan Scott, Kirk Douglas for Aquaman,
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'Monsters Inc.' prequel: Billy Crystal gets schooled by Pixar » - Los Angeles Times
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Crystal was on stage Friday night at a 20th anniversary screening of “City Slickers,” where he was joined on stage by surprise guest Daniel Stern for a sparkling night of humor and emotion — both spoke warmly of Jack Palance and Bruno Kirby,
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MOVIE REVIEW | 'THE MOUTH OF THE WOLF'; A Study of Time, Love And Decay in Genoa
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''The places we walk through are an excavation of memory -- forbidden remembrances of a lost world,'' muses the unseen occasional narrator of Pietro Marcello's impressionistic, extravagantly poetic documentary ''The Mouth of the Wolf.'' In this melancholy rumination on time, love and decay, which opens a one-week engagement at the Museum of Modern
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A Bloody Good Time 07.14.11: The History Of New Line Cinema, Part One - 411mania.com
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Alone in the Dark featured a cast of Jack Palance, Donald Pleasance and Martin Landau. It was about mental patients escaping from an asylum and killing people. That film was directed by 1982 by Jack Scholder, who would go onto later direct one of the
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Jean-Luc Godard: his best films - The Guardian (blog)
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The director roped in Jack Palance, Brigitte Bardot and Austrian film-maker Fritz Lang (playing himself) for his majestic movie about movies. Art vies with commerce as the industry executives gather to discuss Greek tragedy and Dante's Inferno in the
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Shane revisited - BusinessWorld Online
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I replayed the scene where gunman Jack Palance is in the town bar and drinks like the tough guy that he portrays. In that scene, Palance drinks his hard liquor with his “pinky” (little finger) up. Thus, we understand that the sadistic killer has
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HETRICK: Finding the "one thing" on the Stratford stages - Indianapolis Business Journal
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There, he meets up with Curly, a tough, philosophical cowboy played by Jack Palance. Alone on a cattle drive one day, Curly gives Mitch some advice. “Do you know what the secret of life is?” says Curly, holding up one finger. “This
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Narrow search by Category: - WilliametteLive.com
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Rebecca Maitland, Reed Opera House, 189 Liberty St. NE, Salem, Runs until 07/06 Classic Film: Shane (George Stevens, 1953) with Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur and Jack Palance. A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family,
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'Beginners' could bring Christopher Plummer an overdue Oscar - Los Angeles Times
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Voters love to reward veterans in that supporting category such as past champs Alan Arkin ("Little Miss Sunshine") and Jack Palance ("City Slickers"). Voters also like to hail straight actors who play gay such as winners in the lead actor race Sean
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Silver's Key Technical Showdown - Resource Investor
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(Voice of Jack Palance: “The day ain't over yet.”) A land developer, professional numismatist, self-taught bullion trader and investor since 1980, Gene Arensberg analyzes technical and fundamental developments in the precious metals markets
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10 Incredibly Unlikely (But Nonetheless Awesome) Endings to the Whitey Bulger Saga - The Phoenix (blog)
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After seeing the photo of Bulger shirtless in a cowboy costume, Vivid Video and Larry Flynt Publications enter a bidding war to secure the wiseguy to play the Jack Palance role in a pornographic adaptation of City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curley's
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jack Palance
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  • 2006
    Age 87
    On November 10, 2006, Palance died of natural causes at age 87 at his daughter Holly's home in Montecito, California.
    More Details Hide Details His remains were cremated, with his ashes retained by family and friends. Palance has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard. In 1992, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. According to writer Mark Evanier, comic book creator Jack Kirby modeled his character Darkseid on the actor.
  • 1996
    Age 77
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He was a supporter of the Republican Party. Palance acknowledged a lifelong attachment to his Pennsylvania heritage and visited there when able. Shortly before his death, he sold his farm in Butler Township and put his personal art collection up for auction.
  • 1993
    Age 74
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Halfway across the stage, Palance dropped to the ground as if exhausted, but then performed several one-armed push-ups before regaining his feet and dragging the giant Oscar the rest of the way across the stage. Palance lived for several years around Tehachapi, California.
  • 1992
    Age 73
    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).
    More Details Hide Details Stepping onstage to accept the award, the 6' 4" (1.93 m) actor looked down at 5' 7" (1.70 m) Oscar host Billy Crystal (who was also his co-star in the movie), and joked, mimicking one of his lines from the film, "Billy Crystal... I crap bigger than him." He then dropped to the floor and demonstrated his ability, at age 73, to perform one-handed push-ups. Years later, Crystal appeared on Inside the Actors Studio and fondly recalled that, after the Oscar ceremony, Palance approached him during the reception: "He stopped me and put his arms out and went, 'Billy Crystal, who thought it would be you?' It was his really funny way of saying thank you to a little New York Jewy guy who got him the Oscars."
  • 1987
    Age 68
    In May 1987, Palance married his second wife Elaine Rogers.
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  • 1982
    Age 63
    In 1982, Palance began hosting a television revival of Ripley's Believe It or Not!
    More Details Hide Details The weekly series ran from 1982 to 1986 on the American ABC network. The series also starred three different co-hosts from season to season, including Palance's daughter Holly Palance, actress Catherine Shirriff and singer Marie Osmond. Ripley's Believe It or Not! was in rerun syndication on the Sci-fi Channel (UK) and Sci-fi Channel (US) during the 1990s. Palance's success on Ripley's Believe It or Not! resulted in a demand for his services. He made memorable appearances in Young Guns (1988), Tango & Cash (1989) and Tim Burton's Batman (1989). He also performed on Roger Waters' first solo album release The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (1984). Palance, at the time chairman of the Hollywood Trident Foundation, walked out of a Russian Film Festival in Hollywood in 2004. After being introduced, Palance said, "I feel like I walked into the wrong room by mistake. I think that Russian film is interesting, but I have nothing to do with Russia or Russian film. My parents were born in Ukraine: I'm Ukrainian. I'm not Russian. So, excuse me, but I don't belong here. It's best if we leave." Palance was awarded the title of "People's Artist" by Vladimir Putin, president of Russia; however, Palance refused the title.
  • 1980
    Age 61
    Palance attended the premiere of the film on June 6, 1980 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
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    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.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1975
    Age 56
    Palance starred in the television series Bronk between 1975 and 1976 for MGM Television.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1969
    Age 50
    In 1969, Palance recorded a country music album in Nashville, released on Warner Bros.
    More Details Hide Details Records. It featured Palance's self-penned song "The Meanest Guy That Ever Lived". The album was re-released on CD in 2003 by the Water label (Water 119).
  • 1966
    Age 47
    Later, in 1966, he appeared in the television movie Alice Through the Looking Glass, directed by Alan Handley, in which he played the Jabberwock.
    More Details Hide Details He had a featured role opposite Lee Marvin and Burt Lancaster in the Western adventure The Professionals (1966).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1957
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Jean-Luc Godard persuaded Palance to take on the role of Hollywood producer Jeremy Prokosch in the nouvelle vague movie Le Mépris (1963). Although the main dialogue was in French, Palance spoke mostly English.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1949
    Age 30
    Palance was married to his first wife Virginia Baker from 1949 to 1968. They had three children: Holly (born 1950), Brooke (born 1952), and Cody (1955–1998). On New Year's Day 2003, Baker was struck and killed by a car in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details Palance's daughter Brooke married Michael Wilding, son of Michael Wilding Sr. (1912–1979) and Elizabeth Taylor; they have three children. Cody Palance, an actor himself, appeared alongside his father in the film Young Guns.
    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).
    More Details Hide Details The same year he was featured in Halls of Montezuma about the United States Marines in World War II, where he was credited as "Walter (Jack) Palance". Palance was quickly recognized for his skill as a character actor, receiving an Oscar nomination for his third film role as Lester Blaine in Sudden Fear. The following year, Palance was nominated for an Oscar for his role as the hired gunfighter Jack Wilson in Shane. Several Western roles followed, but he also played varied roles such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dracula and Attila the Hun. Three years before Palance played the role, comic book artist Gene Colan based his interpretation of Dracula for the acclaimed series The Tomb of Dracula on Palance, explaining, "He had that cadaverous look, a serpentine look on his face. I knew that Jack Palance would do the perfect Dracula."
  • 1947
    Age 28
    In 1947, Palance made his Broadway debut.
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  • 1944
    Age 25
    Palance was honorably discharged from the Army Air Corps in 1944.
    More Details Hide Details After the war, he attended Stanford University, leaving one credit shy of graduating to pursue a career in the theatre During his university years, he worked as a short order cook, waiter, soda jerk, lifeguard at Jones Beach State Park, and photographer's model. His last name was actually a derivative of his original name. In an episode of What's My Line?, he described how no one could pronounce his last name and it was suggested he be called Palanski. From that he decided to just use Palance instead. Palance's acting break came as Marlon Brando's understudy in A Streetcar Named Desire, and he eventually replaced Brando on stage as Stanley Kowalski.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1919
    Age 0
    Born on February 18, 1919.
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