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Jack Palance
February 18, 1919 - November 10, 2006
Montecito, California

Pin my tail and call me a donkey, that really hepeld.


Posted by: Reignbeau - SCZHlbJeBepGNM, FL
Nov 16, 2011


You will be missed! Not much else to say but "You were one of a kind"!


Posted by: Tim - Salem, NH
Dec 30, 2006


Oh, those one handed push ups. He was an inspiration to many.

Peggy
Oregon


Posted by: Peggy - Lake Oswego, OR
Nov 14, 2006


I JOINED "THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON" IN AUGUST OF 1973. HIRED AS A TALENT COORDINATOR, MY JOB WAS TO CHAT WITH AND PREPARE THE NOTES FOR GUESTS APPEARING ON THE PROGRAM. MY VERY FIRST ASSIGNMENT AND INTERVIEW WAS WITH JACK PALANCE.
INITIALLY HE WAS HARD TO TALK TO BUT HE FINALLY WARMED UP AND IT WAS THEN I LEARNED THAT THIS GUY--WHO WE ALL KNEW MOSTLY AS A HARD-EDGED SCREEN VILLAIN--WAS IN FACT A CULTURED MAN WHO LIKED TO WRITE POETRY. THAT WAS THE "HOOK" I NEEDED! AFTER CONVINCING HIM TO SHARE ONE OF HIS POEMS ON THAT FIRST SHOW, HE EVENTUALLY BECAME A REGULAR AND THE HIGHLIGHT OF EVERY VISIT WAS WHEN HE READ ONE OF HIS WRITINGS FOR JOHNNY AND THE VIEWERS.
HE WAS A DECENT, NICE MAN AND I WILL MISS THE FACT THAT HE IS NO LONGER WITH US.


Posted by: Howard Papush - Los Angeles, CA
Nov 13, 2006


Jack has always been my hero, my one best actor. I will miss him sorely. His loss is a loss to the actor world and the world in general. There was no better.


Posted by: Jim Ramsden - Boise, ID
Nov 12, 2006


As a "Coal Cracker" I've always been proud to watch Jack in the movies and the Ripley's TV show with his daughter. I'm of Polish descent and my Father went to work in the mines when he was only 10 years old, first picking slate in the breakers then he lead mules in the gangways. He was on a first aid team and won a medal along with a $20.00 dollar gold piece(long missing). Back in Pop;s days they used carbide lamps which resulted in many explosions and fires. I am very proud of my heritage and men like "Jack" a "Hunkie" who made it in the movies.
Peace be with you Jack.
May God bless your family
Bob Scholeck


Posted by: Bob Scholeck - Orwigsburg, PA
Nov 12, 2006


Jack Palance was a very special actor who could play any role with conviction.
Its amazing how he could still act well into his 70's. He was very special and will be missed. Thank God he lead a full & happy life. My prayers go out to his family.
Ruby, Oregon


Posted by: Ruby McManus - Cave Junction, OR
Nov 12, 2006


I think the sound of his voice will always bring goosebumps to me. I first remember hiim in "Shane".
His talent will be sorely missed and I would like to thank his wife and family for sharing him with us, his adoring fans.
Rest well my friend, enjoy that round up in the sky.


Posted by: Shirley Naylor - Mc Connellsburg, PA
Nov 12, 2006


He didn't have leading-man good looks, but what a wonderful legacy he left - both in his work and in real life. Like so many, I was just drawn to this person. I was sad when I read that he had left us.


Posted by: Dee Payne - Rockton, IL
Nov 12, 2006


THE FIRST TIME I SAW JACK PALANCE WAS AS A YOUNG CHILD IN SIGN OF THE PAGAN.. HE FASCINATED ME!!....I IMMEDIATELY WANTED TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM AND FOLLOWED HIS CAREER THRU EVERY MOVIE HE MADE ESPECIALLY THE DAN CURTIS HORROR SERIES HE MADE.... HE WAS DARKLY SINISTER YET OVERWHELMINGLY SEXY.. YEARS LATER AS A GROUPIE IN THE 70'S AND 80'S IT AMUSED ME ONE NIGHT WHEN I GLANCED AROUND ME IN A NEW YORK ROCK CLUB AND NOTICED HOW MANY MEN LOOKED EXACTLY AS HIS CHARACTER IN SIGN OF THE PAGAN!! LONG HAIR, BARE CHESTS, TIGHT LEATHER PANTS...VERY STRANGE!! BUT A REAL TURN-ON!! JUDY.


Posted by: JUDY SENNING - Elmont, NY
Nov 11, 2006


To his love ones. He was a true actor, no matter what age he was at his time in life. Bottom line he was a great dad and husband. He aged well and God was good to him. It shows in a person's face and this was not him acting. God Bless
to all his love ones and friends.

Ms. Joey from Greenwood, In.


Posted by: Mary Keppler - Greenwood, IN
Nov 11, 2006


Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, he will be missed by all.


Posted by: Art and Sherry Crawford - Riverside, CA
Nov 11, 2006


I will truly miss Jack Palance. I have watched him in Westerns, Horror, and other movies. I have enjoyed them all. He will be missed. I would like to say that our prayers go out to his family. God bless

Pat


Posted by: Patricia Olsen - Salina, KS
Nov 11, 2006


A distinguished actor with integrity. He possessed the character in his movies that you loved to hate and hated not to love. He will be missed.


Posted by: BoBc Nashville - Nashville, TN
Nov 11, 2006


Jack Palace played the best 'bad guy' - with that intimidating glare. I always enjoy his movies for he is one of my favorite in the acting profession.


Posted by: Sugar Lump - Philadelphia, PA
Nov 11, 2006


I like you in Winters End


Posted by: jessie murphy - Coffeyville, KS
Nov 10, 2006


Not everybody remembers That jack palance once played Dracula. A memorable preformace for me.


Posted by: Paul Beattie - Hillsboro, OR
Nov 10, 2006


i loved you in SHANE

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Posted by: jacqueline geffke - New York, NY
Nov 10, 2006