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Legendary actor, Jack Palance, was born Volodymyr Palanyuk on Feb 18, 1919 in Lattimer Mines, PA. Palance died at the age of 87 on Nov 10, 2006 in Montecito, CA and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.



Jack Palance was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actor for City Slickers (as Curly) in 1991.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1952Best Supporting ActorSudden Fear (1952)Lester BlaineNominated
1953Best Supporting ActorShane (1953)WilsonNominated
1991Best Supporting ActorCity Slickers (1991)CurlyWon

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. In addition, Palance was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum .

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Jack Palance Quotes:

Lily Bonner: Is there anything I can do?
Slade: We must each live with ourselves.

Slade: Sometimes I walk close by the river. The river is like liquid night flowing peacefully out to infinity.

Jesus Raza: How do you come to this dirty business.
Bill Dolworth: The usual. Money.
Jesus Raza: Everything is as usual. I need guns and bullets, as usual. The war goes badly, as usual. Only you, you are not as usual.

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Jack Palance Facts
Turned down Telly Savalas's role in The Dirty Dozen (1967) because he believed the film had too much unnecessary violence.

Despite all of his film work, Palance will forever be remembered for turning an Oscar acceptance speech into an uproarious display of his physical agility. While accepting his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for City Slickers (1991) at the 64th Annual Academy Awards (1992) he commented on the casting directors thinking they can make a younger guy look older, while they wouldn't know that an old guy did this at nights: he then flopped down on the floor and began doing a series of one-handed push-ups, stood up, spoke calmly further, even adding a slightly risqué joke. Afterwards when he was asked about the stunt he simply said, "I didn't know what the hell else to do". A year later when he provided the voice of Rothbart in the The Swan Princess (1994), his character is featured doing one-handed push-ups.

Was forced to decline the role of Gen. Chang in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) due to scheduling conflicts over his work on City Slickers (1991). He went on to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for City Slickers (1991). Christopher Plummer was eventually cast as Chang.

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