|Jack Palance Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3½ in|
|Date of Birth||February 18, 1919|
|Date of Death||November 10, 2006|
Jack Palance was an American actor and voice artist who gained popularity for playing tough guys and villains. He appeared in various movies such as City Slickers, Panic in the Streets, Shane, Halls of Montezuma, Sudden Fear, Second Chance, City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold, Flight to Tangier, Arrowhead, Man in the Attic, Sign of the Pagan, The Silver Chalice, I Died a Thousand Times, Attack, Kiss of Fire, The Big Knife, The Lonely Man, Ten Seconds to Hell, The Man Inside, Beyond All Limits, Sword of the Conqueror, Once a Thief, The Last Judgment, Night Train to Milan, Torture Garden, They Came to Rob Las Vegas, Marquis de Sade: Justine, Legion of the Damned, It Can Be Done Amigo, Sting of the West, Angels’ Brigade, and Treasure Island.
Jack, Jack Palance, Jack Brazzo, Walter Palance, Walter J. Palance, Walter Jack Palance
He was born on February 18, 1919.
On November 10, 2006, Jack Palance died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 87 in Montecito, California, United States.
Lattimer Mines, Hazle Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
Jack Palance attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a football scholarship but left after 2 years as he was disgusted by the commercialization of the sport.
Actor, Voice Artist
- Father – Ivan Palahniuk (An anthracite coal miner)
- Mother – Anna (née Gramiak)
- Siblings – Jack had 5 siblings.
- Others – Sanarko Gramiak (Maternal Grandfather), Justina Buczynksi (Maternal Grandmother), Tarquin Wilding (Grandson) (Actor), Lily Spottiswoode (Granddaughter) (Producer, Actor), Spencer Spottiswoode (Grandson)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $10 Million at the time of his death.
6 ft 3½ in or 192 cm
97.5 kg or 215 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jack Palance had dated –
- Virginia Baker (1949-1968) – He got married to Virginia (née Baker) in 1949 and they had 3 children – daughters Holly Palance (b. August 5, 1950) and Brooke Palance (b. February 9, 1952) and a son named Cody Palance (December 1955-July 15, 1998). Jack and Virginia divorced in 1968.
- Gloria Grahame (1952) – Jack Palance had an affair with actor and singer Gloria Grahame in January 1952.
- Mamie Van Doren (1953)
- Allison Hayes (1954) – RUMOR
- Elaine Rogers (1987-2006) – In May 1987, he married his 2nd wife Elaine Rogers and they remained together until his death in 2006.
Race / Ethnicity
Jack Palance was of Ukrainian and Polish descent.
- Towering height
- Deep rumbly authoritative voice
- Often played villains
Palance was cast in TV commercials for –
- Avis Rent-A-Car (1973)
- Time-Life Books “Old West” series (1975-1985)
- Canada Dry Ginger Ale (1977)
- Atari video game system (voiceover) (early ’80s)
- Mennen’s Skin Bracer Aftershave
- Taco Bell (1995)
- Wavy Lays (shown during the Super Bowl) (with Elijah Wood) (1995)
- Ford pickup trucks (1996)
- Arby’s roast beef restaurants (1998)
Jack Palance Facts
- His parents were Ukrainian immigrants.
- He pronounced his last name “PAL-unse” not “pah-LAHNSE”.
- During his youth years, Jack Palance worked in coal mines before becoming a professional boxer (under the name Jack Brazzo) in the late 1930s.
- He lost to his opponent, future heavyweight contender Joe Baksi, in a Pier-6 brawl rough fight in Jack’s only recorded match as a boxer. He later recounted: “Then I thought, ‘You must be nuts to get your head beat in for $200.’ The theater seemed a lot more appealing.”
- Jack Palance was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1992.
- He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard.
- Before making it as an actor, he worked various jobs such as a short order cook, waiter, soda jerk, lifeguard at Jones Beach, and a photographer’s model.
Featured Image by 20th Century Fox / eBay / Public Domain
Peak height was 6’4″. His height dropped
His weight was 207 pounds (94 kg)
His eye color was hazel
His weight was 98 kg (216 pounds)
It was 6’3 1/4″ (191 cm) his peak height was about (193 cm)