Friday, November 10, 2006

Oscar-winning actor Jack Palance dies

First, we lost the Great Ed Bradley of "60 Minutes" fame. Now, Jack Palance, the Oscar-winning actor, has passed on. The resume for Jack Palance read likes a recipe for how to be a great person. He started boxing under the name Jack Brazzo, worked in the coal mines as a child, and served in WWII.

The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - 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. ...continue article at Washington Post

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