Paintings by late actor featured in art sale

Tickets available for Nov. 10 art sale and show hosted by Elaine Palance, widow of Jack Palance, with proceeds benefiting cancer research

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 26, 2012) — While many fondly remember Jack Palance for his acting career which spanned more than 50 years and was highlighted with his winning of an Oscar in 1992 for his role as Curly in “City Slickers,” few may recall he was a prolific artist who studied the craft in Europe.

Elaine Palance, widow of the actor who died in 2006 at age 87, has decided to share with the public paintings from her private collection on Saturday, Nov. 10, during “More Than Just a Cowboy: Exclusive Art Show & Sale Showcasing the Work of Jack Palance.”

The first-ever public show and sale will benefit the Cancer Center Council (CCC), whose mission is to support the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) through cancer education, community outreach, fundraising, patient assistance and volunteer services.

“The CTRC and the CCC are amazing groups of people. Cancer has touched every single one of us,” said Elaine Palance. “Jack’s son died at age 42 of cancer. Jack would be very happy his artwork is supporting cancer research. He was such a dedicated artist. When he got older, he acted less and painted more. This show would mean so much to him.”

The show is from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Clubs of Cordillera Ranch Clubhouse, 808 Highway 46 East, in Boerne. Advance tickets are on sale for $75 per person and can be purchased at or by calling 210-450-5571. Tickets at the door will be $85. The event will feature signature food stations and wine.

All tickets include a complimentary CD of Jack Palance reading his book of poetry titled “Forest of Love.” Guests also will receive a complimentary photo with life-size cutout of “Curly” and Jack’s actual Oscar and Emmy. Paintings and giclée prints will be available for sale. Attire is cowboy chic (optional).

A proud Pennsylvania native born to Ukrainian immigrant parents, his extraordinary athletic prowess was his ticket out of a coal mining area. He earned a football scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He later graduated from Stanford University with a degree in journalism and theater.

Palance was a professional heavyweight boxer known as Jack Brazzo. He later served as a B-24 pilot in the Army Air Corps and received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Palance appeared in more than 100 films throughout his career. “Shane,” “The Big Knife” and “City Slickers” are just a few of his best-known films.

MEDIA INFO: Elaine Palance, who now resides in Boerne, is available for interviews. Please call Catherine Duncan at 210-567-2570 to schedule an interview.
The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of the elite academic cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Cancer Center, and is one of only four in Texas. A leader in developing new drugs to treat cancer, the CTRC Institute for Drug Development (IDD) conducts one of the largest oncology Phase I clinical drug programs in the world, and participates in development of cancer drugs approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. For more information, visit

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