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'City Slickers,' 'Shane' Actor Dies at 87


LOS ANGELES (Nov. 10) - 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. He 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."

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

"Most of them shouldn't even be directing traffic," he said.

Movie audiences, though, were electrified by the actor's chiseled face, hulking presence and the calm, low voice that made his screen presence all the more intimidating.

His film debut came in 1950, playing a murderer named Blackie in "Panic in the Streets."

After a war picture, "Halls of Montezuma," he portrayed the ardent lover who stalks the terrified Joan Crawford in 1952's "Sudden Fear." The role earned him his first Academy Award nomination for supporting actor.

The following year brought his second nomination when he portrayed Jack Wilson, the swaggering gunslinger who bullies peace-loving Alan Ladd into a barroom duel in the Western classic "Shane."

That role cemented Palance's reputation as Hollywood's favorite menace, and he went on to appear in such films as "Arrowhead" (as a renegade Apache), "Man in the Attic" (as Jack the Ripper), "Sign of the Pagan" (as Attila the Hun) and "The Silver Chalice" (as a fictional challenger to Jesus).

Other prominent films included "Kiss of Fire," "The Big Knife," "I Died a Thousand Deaths," "Attack!" "The Lonely Man" and "House of Numbers."

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Re: Legendary actor JACK PALANCE ( city slickers ) passes away at age 87...

The pushups were an Oscar Legend (right up there with the streaker, Brando's "Indian" and Cuba's breakdancing).

Wonder if Billy Crystal will be on every Ent News Show today?

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The pushups were an Oscar Legend (right up there with the streaker, Brando's "Indian" and Cuba's breakdancing).

Wonder if Billy Crystal will be on every Ent News Show today?

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No he hasn't ...but i am sure there will be some sort of honor for him at the 2007 oscars
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Re: Oscar Winner JACK PALANCE ( city slickers ) passes away at age 87...

I can recall his role as Dracula! Still my fave!
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I can recall his role as Dracula! Still my fave!

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I never did like his overly-exaggerated, sort of grandiloquent talking style. That been said, I only have seen him in Batman and City Slickers.

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