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Jack Palance

Jack Palance
Photo: CBS Television / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

February 18, 1919


November 10, 2006


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



6 ft 3¼ in | 191 cm


194 kg | 88 lbs

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Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Jack Palance was born in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, United States, on February 18, 1919, was an American actor.

Young Jack Palance began his professional acting career on Broadway, in a play "The Big Two" (1947) in role as Russian soldier.

He made his big screen debut in noir film Panic in the Streets (1950) in role as 'Blackie'.

He got his television debut in supernatural series Lights Out (1950) in episode "The Man Who Couldn't Remember".

Jack's breakthrough performance came as Stanley Kowalski (Replacement) in a play "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1947).

Jack Palance Height and Weight

How tall was Jack Palance and what was his weight? Jack Palance's height was 6' 3¼" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 191 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 194 іn pоunds or 88 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in films:

Sudden Fear (1952) noir thriller as Lester Blaine

Shane (1953) Western as Jack Wilson

He won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as 'Curly' Washburn in Western comedy film City Slickers (1991).

He won the DVD Exclusive Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Old Man Richards in family fantasy movie Prancer Returns (2001).

He was nominated for the Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries for his role as Paul 'Poppy' Davitch in drama film Back When We Were Grownups (2004).

Panic in the Streets (1950) noir thriller with Richard Widmark and Richard Widmark

The Big Knife (1955) melodrama opposite Jack Palance and Ida Lupino

Attack (1956) war action with Eddie Albert and Lee Marvin

Contempt (1963) drama opposite Brigitte Bardot and Fritz Lang

The Mercenary (1968) spaghetti western with Franco Nero and Tony Musante

Companeros (1970) Western buddy comedy opposite Franco Nero and Tomas Milian

Dracula (1974) gothic horror with Joe Dallesandro and Udo Kier

Alone in the Dark (1982) slasher with Martin Landau and Donald Pleasence

Bagdad Cafe (1987) comedy opposite Marianne Sägebrecht and C C H Pounder

Tango & Cash (1989) buddy cop action comedy with Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994) Western comedy opposite Billy Crystal and Jon Lovitz

He voiced Sir Rothbart in animated musical fantasy film The Swan Princess (1994).

Best TV Shows

He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Single Performance by an Actor for his role as Harlan 'Mountain' McClintock in CBS anthology drama series Playhouse 90 (1956) in episode "Requiem for a Heavyweight".

He played Circus Manager Johnny Slate in ABC drama series The Greatest Show on Earth (1963).

He portrayed Lieutenant Alex 'Bronk' Bronkov in CBS drama series Bronk (1975-1976).


Attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Graduated from Stanford University in Stanford, California (1949), with Bachelor's degree in Drama.

Had Ukrainian, Polish and Estonian ancestry.

He was one of six children.

He was professional boxer under the name "Jack Brazzo".

He served in the Army Air Force during World War II as a bomber pilot.

He received the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.

He was also an avid painter and poet.

He was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1992).

Jack died on November 10, 2006, Montecito, California, United States, at the age of 87.


He was married to:

Elaine Rogers(1987-2006)

Virginia Baker (1949-1968), they had two daughters Holly, Brooke and one son, Cody


He dated Allison Hayes (1954) and Mamie Van Doren (1953).

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