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Jack Palance
Known aliases Volodymyr Palahniuk
Jack Palance (born Volodymyr Palahniuk) was an American actor.


Jack Palance was an American actor born on February 18, 1919, in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. Named Vladimir Ivanovich Palahniuk, the former boxer gained fame playing villainous characters in Hollywood. He earned Oscar nods for his roles in Sudden Fear (1952) and Shane (1953) as well as an Emmy for Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956). Palance’s next prominent role was as a TV host for Ripley’s Believe It or Not (1982). He appeared in the hit films Batman (1989) and City Slickers (1991), and the latter film won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Palance died on November 10, 2006, in Montecito, California.


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