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.
Jack Palance... Just seeing his face lights up mine! A classic western Hollywood icon. But what I will always remember is his one armed push ups at the Academy Awards right after winning his Oscar for his role as Curly in City Slickers (one of my favorite movies) "I heard he slit a guy from neck to nuts...he's behind me isn't he?"