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Jack Palance

February 18, 1919 - November 10, 2006 | Hazle Township, Pennsylvania | #Actor #OscarWinner #Westerns


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Jack Palance was an American actor known for his distinctive voice, gaunt appearance, and performances that often portrayed villainous characters. Palance's acting career spanned over six decades, during which he became synonymous with roles in Westerns and adventure films. His portrayal of tough, gritty characters earned him critical acclaim and a loyal fan following.


Palance's breakthrough role came with his performance in "Sudden Fear" (1952), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He solidified his status as a Hollywood icon with roles in "Shane" (1953) and "City Slickers" (1991), the latter winning him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. His acceptance speech, featuring one-handed push-ups, became one of the most memorable moments in Oscar history.


Aside from his film career, Palance also made significant contributions to television, starring in the series "Bronk" in the mid-1970s and appearing in various TV movies and miniseries. His distinctive presence and deep, resonant voice left an indelible mark on every role he played.


Jack Palance passed away on November 10, 2006 surrounded by his loving family.


Top Movies and/or TV Shows:

1. "Sudden Fear" (1952)

2. "Shane" (1953)

3. "City Slickers" (1991)


Jack Palance's legacy as an actor is characterized by his versatile performances and the intensity he brought to his characters, making him a beloved figure in film and television.


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