Actor From Legendary 'Rocky' Movie Dead At 83


Burt Young, the actor best known for playing Paulie in the "Rocky" movie franchise, has died. 

Young, who played Rocky's close friend in the movie series, passed away on Oct. 8 in Los Angeles.

Burt Young, a muscular actor from Queens who built a successful career as a Hollywood tough guy in movies like "Chinatown," "Once Upon a Time in America," and, most notably, 

"Rocky," for which he received an Academy Award nomination, passed away on October 8 in Los Angeles. They stated, "He was 83.

"His death was confirmed by his daughter, Anne Morea Steingieser."

Along with the "Rocky" franchise, Young starred in many films by filmmaker Sam Peckinpah, including "The Killer Elite" and "Convoy."

“Both were mavericks and outlaws, with a deep respect for art,” his daughter said in a phone interview. “They understood each other because of the intensity and honesty Peckinpah demanded. He had no tolerance for lack of authenticity.”