Last Updated on October 19, 2023, 2:17 pm
A Famous actor, Burt Young, best remembered for his veteran character and Oscar-nominated as Rocky Balboa’s best friend Paulie Pennino in the Rocky movies, passed away unexpectedly on October 8, 2023, in Los Angeles at the age of 83. However, the exact cause of his passing has not been released.
His manager and daughter, Anne Morea Steingieser, released his death news to the media on Wednesday. Young played Stallone’s friend in the first Rocky movie in 1976. After the fighter married his sister in Rocky II, he became Rocky’s brother-in-law.
Young was nominated for an Oscar for best-supporting actor in 1977 for his performance in Rocky and future brother-in-law, played by Sylvester Stallone.
About Burt Young
Burt’s real name was Gerald Tommaso DeLouise; he was born on April 30, 1940, in Queens, New York. He served in the United States Marine Corps in the 1950s before pursuing acting and developing a career playing tough characters in TV shows and films.
His first acknowledged performance was in the 1970 film Carnival Of Blood, playing the character Gimpy. He was also in The Sopranos. After that, Burt went on to star in various productions, but he rose to prominence when he played Paulie in six Rocky films.
Burt was also a painter; some of his work was shown briefly in the 2006 film Rocky Balboa. His most well-known film, Rocky, was a box office success and garnered 10 Oscar nominations in total, winning three, including Best Picture, although he was absent from the 2015 spin-off Creed.
Young could walk away from the camera and work on stage shows over his career. He is most known for writing two theater plays, SOS and Endings, and a historical novel.
Burt Young, the actor best known for his Oscar-nominated performance as Sylvester Stallone’s sidekick in “Rocky,” has reportedly died. He was 83-years-old 🙏 pic.twitter.com/uVcjesd1Tu
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) October 19, 2023
Burt Young’s Net Worth
The net worth of American actor, writer, and painter Burt Young is approximately $2 million. Since 1970, Burt Young has been a part of the entertainment and artistic industries. Following his acting career, Young became a painter and displayed his paintings at international exhibitions.
Both audiences and journalists admired Burt Young for his faultless on-screen performances. Since 1970, he has been involved in the entertainment sector, and according to CelebrityNetWorth, his efforts have contributed to his $4 million net worth.
In Amityville II: The Possession, the second film in the Amityville Horror series, Burt Young played Anthony Montelli. Although the movie made over $12 million, it received generally negative reviews from critics.
During her lengthy and prosperous career in Hollywood, Burt starred in more than 160 movies and television shows. He earned the amount with his admirable acting skills and abilities and gained enough to give his family a lavish life.
Thoughts and Condolences to his family, friends, and community in this trying time, his legacy will always endure in the industry. Prayers for him: Rest in Peace, Burt Young.
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