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"Shane" (1953) - Jack Palance as notorious Wyoming gunman 'Jack Wilson' - Based on novel by Jack Schaeffer - Directed by George Stevens - Paramount.

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Actor, 2nd Lt Jack Palance US Army Air Corps (Served 1942-1944) Short Bio: Palance's rugged face, which took many beatings in the boxing ring, was disfigured when he bailed out of a burning B-24 Liberator bomber while on a training flight over southern Arizona, where he was a student pilot. Plastic surgeons repaired the damage as best they could, but he was left with a distinctive, somewhat gaunt, look. After much reconstructive surgery, he was discharged in 1944.

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Jack Palance (born Volodymyr Palahniuk; February 18, 1919 – November 10, 2006) was an American actor and singer. During half a century of film and television appearances, he was nominated for three Academy Awards, all for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, winning in 1991 for his role in City Slickers.

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