Jack Palance

1919 - 2006

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Jack Palance ( PAL-əns; born Volodymyr Palahniuk (Ukrainian: Володимир Палагню́к); February 18, 1919 – November 10, 2006) was an American actor. Known for playing tough guys and villains, he was nominated for three Academy Awards, all for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, receiving nominations for his roles in Sudden Fear (1952) and Shane (1953), and winning the Oscar almost 40 years later for his role in City Slickers (1991). Born in Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania, the son of Ukrainian immigrants, Palance served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He went on to briefly attend Stanford University before pursuing a career in the theatre. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Palance has received more than 3,708,292 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Jack Palance is the 420th most popular actor (down from 374th in 2019), the 801st most popular biography from United States (down from 760th in 2019) and the 220th most popular American Actor.

Jack Palance is most famous for his role in Shane, where he played a villainous cowboy.

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  • 51

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  • 4.62

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Among actors, Jack Palance ranks 420 out of 10,030Before him are Penélope Cruz, Robert Wagner, Gena Rowlands, James Earl Jones, Lee Marvin, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. After him are Desmond Llewelyn, Kevin Kline, Javier Bardem, Joan Collins, Hugh Jackman, and Renée Zellweger.

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Among people born in 1919, Jack Palance ranks 26Before him are Gerhard Barkhorn, Leon Festinger, Siad Barre, Matilde Camus, Lino Ventura, and Lex Barker. After him are Iris Murdoch, Walter Scheel, Pierre Trudeau, Dino De Laurentiis, James Lovelock, and Andreas Papandreou. Among people deceased in 2006, Jack Palance ranks 32Before him are Choi Kyu-hah, John Kenneth Galbraith, Nam June Paik, Johannes Rau, Lennart Meri, and Muriel Spark. After him are Steve Irwin, Telmo Zarra, P. W. Botha, Markus Wolf, Melvin Schwartz, and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Palance ranks 801 out of 15,968Before him are Robert Wagner (1930), George Cukor (1899), Linda Lovelace (1949), Gena Rowlands (1930), James Earl Jones (1931), and Lee Marvin (1924). After him are Kim Kardashian (1980), William Friedkin (1935), Joseph Campbell (1904), Kevin Kline (1947), Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (1918), and Maya Angelou (1928).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jack Palance ranks 220Before him are Raquel Welch (1940), Tobin Bell (1942), Robert Wagner (1930), Gena Rowlands (1930), James Earl Jones (1931), and Lee Marvin (1924). After him are Kevin Kline (1947), Renée Zellweger (1969), Mel Ferrer (1917), Gary Sinise (1955), Jean Harlow (1911), and Loie Fuller (1862).

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