Saturday, November 11, 2006

Vladimir Palaniuk RIP

You know him as Jack Palance.
But he was Ukrainian. He passed away yesterday.

Born Vladimir Palahnuik to Ukranian immigrants, he called himself Walter Jack Palance to keep from being teased. As a young man, he was a professional boxer, which explains his rippled nose. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II, and required facial reconstruction after the B-24 bomber he was flying crashed while patrolling the coast of California.

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