*JACK PALANCE .. Few people know that veteran movie actor Jack Palance was a professional heavyweight boxer in the early 1940s. Fighting under the name Jack Brazzo, Palance a product of Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania, won his first 15 fights, 12 by knockout before losing a 4th round decision to future heavyweight contender Joe Baksi on Dec. 17, 1940. With the outbreak of World War II, Jack Palance's boxing career ended and his military career began. Wounded in combat, he received the Purple…
Jack Palance - he was of Hungarian descent, and one of his most memorable roles (to me) was "Sign of The Pagan" about Attila The Hun. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
THE PROFESSIONALS (1965) - The wife (Claudia Cardinale) of an American businessman is kidnapped & taken into Mexico by bandit leader (Jack Palance) & his gang - Produced & Directed by Richard Brooks - Columbia Pictures - Publicity Still.
Actor, 2nd Lt Jack Palance US Army Air Corps (Served 1942-1944) Short Bio: Palance's rugged face, which took many beatings in the boxing ring, was disfigured when he bailed out of a burning B-24 Liberator bomber while on a training flight over southern Arizona, where he was a student pilot. Plastic surgeons repaired the damage as best they could, but he was left with a distinctive, somewhat gaunt, look. After much reconstructive surgery, he was discharged in 1944.