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Rocky Actor Burt Young Passes Away

Burt Young starred in 6 Rocky films.

Burt Young, the seasoned actor known for his remarkable contributions to film and television, has passed away. He was 83. Born in Queens, New York, Young’s career took flight in the early 1970s. That is when he garnered widespread acclaim for portraying Paulie Pennino in the iconic “Rocky” film series. He starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in 6 of the films. Young’s gritty and authentic portrayal of the lovable yet flawed character earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Throughout his career, Burt Young has displayed his versatility as an actor. He seamlessly transitioned between roles in both dramatic and comedic films. He has appeared in a wide range of movies, including “The Pope of Greenwich Village,” “Chinatown,” and “Back to School.” Young’s distinctive presence and unmistakable gravelly voice have made him a recognizable figure in the industry, and his work continues to be celebrated by fans and fellow actors alike. His lasting legacy in cinema is a testament to his talent and dedication to the craft, making Burt Young a beloved figure in the entertainment world.

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Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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