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Jack Palance

Jack is the author of The Forest of Love, a book of poems, published October 1, 1996, by Summerhouse Press.
 
Jack paints and sells landscape art, with a poem included on the back of each picture.
 
Jack is the brother of Ivan Palance.
 
Jack Palance: The only two things you can truly depend upon are gravity and greed.
 
Jack Palance: (on tabloid stories) I'm amazed people read this crap about us - about me most of all.
 
Jack appeared in a TV commercial for Arby's in 1998.
 
Jack appeared in a TV commercial for Taco Bell in 1995.
 
Jack appeared in a TV commercial for Ford pickup trucks in 1996.
 
Jack played "Hell's Angel" in Roger Waters' stage presentation of The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking in 1984.
 
Jack released an album of country-western songs, several of which he wrote himself in 1970 called Palance.
 
In 1954, Jack was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for: Shane (1953).
 
In 1953, Jack was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for: Sudden Fear (1952).
 
In 1992, Jack won an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for: City Slickers (1991).
 
In 2001, Jack won the Video Premiere Award for Best Supporting Actor for: Prancer Returns (2001).
 
In 1957, Jack won an Emmy for Best Single Performance by an Actor for the Playhouse 90 (1956) episode "Requiem for a Heavyweight."
 
In 1993, Jack won the Golden Boot Award.
 
In 1992, Jack won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for: City Slickers (1991).
 
In 1998, Jack won the Lifetime Achievement Award at WorldFest Flagstaff.
 
Jack made his film debut in the movie Panic In The Streets in 1950.
 
Jack has only been married once. To Virginia Baker (1949 - 1966) (divorced). They had 3 children together.
 
Jack is the former father-in-law of Roger Spottiswoode.
 
Jack is the Father-in-law of Michael Wilding Jr. .
 
Jack is from a Ukrainian background.
 
Jack is the Father of Brooke Palance.
 
Jack is the Father of Holly Palance.
 
Jack has never watched any of his own movies.
 
Jack reportedly underwent plastic surgery (a facial reconstruction) for severe injuries after his B-17 bomber crashed landed in England in 1943 during World War II. According to a 1985 TV Guide interview with Palance, the story is only a rumor.
 
Jack attended the University of North Carolina.
 
Jack speaks six languages; Ukrainian, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French and English.
 
Jack once fell asleep in his square during a taping of The Hollywood Squares (1966).
 
Jack's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is in front of the display window of Fredericks of Hollywood, a seller of intimate apparel.
 
Jack was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1992.
 
Jack graduated from Stanford University in 1949 with an AB in Drama.
 
During the early phases of pre-production for Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), 20th Century Fox studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck suggested Jack for the role of the robot Gort. The role was eventually filled by a much taller non-actor.
 
During Jack's struggling days, he worked as a short order cook, waiter, soda jerk, lifeguard at Jones Beach, and a photographer's model.
 
Jack's son Cody was born in December of 1955.
 
Jack is the son of a coal miner.
 
Jack was forced to decline the role of General Chang in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, due to scheduling conflicts over his work on City Slickers.
 
Palance was originally scheduled to play the psychotic Archer Maggott in the 1967 war drama The Dirty Dozen. He pulled out at the last minute and was replaced by Telly Savalas.
 

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