This check was signed by Jack Palance. Jack Palance was an American film actor. During half a century of film and television appearances he was nominated for three Academy Awards all as Best Actor in a Supporting Role winning in 1991 for his role in City Slickers. Palance's acting break came as Marlon Brando's understudy in A Streetcar Named Desire and he eventually replaced Brando on stage as Stanley Kowalski. In 1947 Palance made his Broadway debut and this was followed three years later by his screen debut in the movie Panic in the Streets (1950). The very same year he was featured in Halls of Montezuma about the U.S. Marines in World War II where he was credited as Walter (Jack) Palance. Palance was quickly recognized for his skill as a character actor receiving an Oscar nomination for only his third film role as Lester Blaine in Sudden Fear.