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Poor Jack Palance
« on: November 10, 2006, 04:57:03 PM »
Jack Palance, the craggy-faced menace in "Shane," "Sudden Fear" and other films who turned to comedy at 70 with his Oscar-winning self-parody in "City Slickers," died Friday.

Palance died of natural causes at his home in Montecito, Calif., surrounded by family, said spokesman Dick Guttman. Palance was 85 according to Associated Press records, but his family gave his age as 87.

When Palance accepted his Oscar for best supporting actor he delighted viewers of the 1992
Academy Awards by dropping to the stage and performing one-armed push-ups to demonstrate his physical prowess.

"That's nothing, really," he said slyly. "As far as two-handed push-ups, you can do that all night, and it doesn't make a difference whether she's there or not."

That year's Oscar host,
Billy Crystal, turned the moment into a running joke, making increasingly outlandish remarks about Palance's accomplishments throughout the night's awards presentations.

It was a magic moment that epitomized the actor's 40 years in films. Always the iconoclast, Palance had scorned most of his film roles.

"Most of the stuff I do is garbage," he once told a reporter, adding that most of the directors he worked with were incompetent.

Movie audiences, however, were electrified by the actor's chiseled face and hulking presence, and a calm, low voice that made him all the more chilling.

I just put this up in respect to his contributions in Angels Revenge & Outlaw Of Gor. So long, Jack.

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Re: Poor Jack Palance
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2006, 05:08:31 PM »
RIP Jack

Man, was a damn fine actor
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Re: Poor Jack Palance
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2006, 05:52:46 PM »
Oh no, Not the guy who said. "Because your acting like a bitch in heat and not like a queen". But Really, R.I.P. Jack. Loved you City Slickers and Tango and Cash.