At the age of 83, Burt Young, best remembered for playing Sylvester Stallone’s brother-in-law Paulie in the first six Rocky films, passed away.
Lynda Bensky, the late actor’s manager who was nominated for an Oscar, confirmed the news in a statement to People Magazine.
“Actor Bert had a wide range of emotions.” He has the ability to both shock and make you cry,” she remarked. However, the poignancy of his soul the true pathos I felt. That is the source of it.
According to his daughter Anne Morea Steingieser, Young passed away in Los Angeles on October 8, as reported by the New York Times on Wednesday.
Over the course of his career, Young starred in over 160 movies and television shows. He became a reliable character actor who could play tough guys in mobs or working men just trying to make it.
For his role in Rocky, he the only actor cast, who didn’t have to audition. Stallone saw him on the MGM lot and told the former U.S. Marine that he had to be in the movie, Young recalled in The Sweet Science interview in 2009.