Burt Young is best known for his role as Polly in the franchise RockyHe died at the age of 83.
Young died on October 8 in Los Angeles; It was his daughter, Anne Moriah Stingeiser, who gave the information The New York Times, Wednesday. The cause of death was not released.
A native of Queens, New York, Burt Young, born Gerald Tommaso Di Luis, had a natural talent for portraying Italian-American characters on screen. Young has appeared in more than a hundred films and television shows from 1970 to 2019, in addition to his famous role as Rocky Balboa’s brother-in-law and loyal friend Polly Pennino, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1977.
Sylvester Stallone in mourning
The friendship between Rocky and Pauly has moved on from the big screen over the years, and Sylvester Stallone took to his Instagram account on Wednesday to pay tribute to his colleague.
“To my dear friend, Burt Young, you were an incredible man and artist and will be greatly missed… RIP,” the 77-year-old actor shared alongside a photo of the two on the set of a movie. Cont Rocky.
A boxer before becoming an actor
In his youth, Burt Young could have given Rocky Balboa a run for his money. After winning his 14 professional fights, Young turned to film, where he met Lee Strasberg, a renowned teacher of screen acting.
His boxing career was not completely ruled out; In fact, Young even crossed swords with the legendary Muhammad Ali in a charity fight, a few years after the first episode was published. Rocky.
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