Jack Palance, they don't make character actors like Jack anymore - simply the best.

Jack Palance, they don't make character actors like Jack anymore - simply the best.

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Jack Palance - Nobody could play a hard boiled character like this man. He was a supporting actor in many films but he is probably best known for his role as the crusty old cowpoke in the City Slicker movies.

Jack Palance - Nobody could play a hard boiled character like this man. He was a supporting actor in many films but he is probably best known for his role as the crusty old cowpoke in the City Slicker movies.

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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.

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.

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"Shane" (1953) - Jack Palance as notorious Wyoming gunman 'Jack Wilson' - Based on novel by Jack Schaeffer - Directed by George Stevens - Paramount.

"Shane" (1953) - Jack Palance as notorious Wyoming gunman 'Jack Wilson' - Based on novel by Jack Schaeffer - Directed by George Stevens - Paramount.

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Jack Palance....US Army Air Corp. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II, and required facial reconstruction after the B-24 bomber he was flying crashed while patrolling the coast of California.

Jack Palance....US Army Air Corp. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II, and required facial reconstruction after the B-24 bomber he was flying crashed while patrolling the coast of California.

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