Entertainment Duke from the Rocky Movies - R.I.P.

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    STICK AND MOVE!!!
     
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    "Apollo............let it gooooooooo......let it goooooooo!"
     
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    I remember him as Dick Hallorann's home boy in The Shining

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    He was married to Elizabeth Taylor who play Florida on Good Times.
     
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    he has a name
     
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    He must have gotten his overweight 70s actresses mixed up. (Easy mistake if you're colorblind.)
     
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    I wonder if Sly will acknowledge him when he wins the Oscar?
     
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    Hopefully, Sylvester Stallone will mention him when he accepts his Best Supporting Actor Oscar on Sunday

    Rocky' Actor, Former Boxer Tony Burton Dies at 78: Report
    by ERIK ORTIZ
    Tony Burton, who played Apollo Creed's inspirational boxing trainer in the "Rocky" franchise after his own glory days as a young prizefighter, died Thursday, his sister told MLive.com. He was 78.

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    Actors Tony Burton and Sylvester Stallone pose at the premiere of MGM's "Rocky Balboa" after party held at the Hollywood and Highland Ballroom on Dec. 13, 2006, in Hollywood. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images
    Burton never received an official diagnosis, but he had been in and out of the hospital, younger sister Loretta "Peaches" Kelley told the website.

    The Flint, Michigan, native was living in California. His declining health, however, kept him from seeing last year's "Rocky" spinoff, "Creed," in which he did not appear — although his character, Duke, is mentioned.

    "There's a scene in the restaurant of that movie where his picture is on the wall," Kelley said. "We didn't talk about ('Rocky') a lot. I mean we were excited, but other people were more excited. Whenever he would come home (to Flint) other people would just come over."

    Burton was only one of four actors, including "Rocky" star Sylvester Stallone, to appear in all six movies in the franchise.

    Tweets from Carl Weathers, who played Apollo Creed, and from MGM Studios, which distributed "Creed," confirmed Burton's death.

    "Sad news. RIP Tony Burton. His intensity and talent helped make the Rocky movies successful," Weathers wrote.

    Burton, a graduate of Flint Northern High School in 1955, played football and baseball before turning his attention to the ring. Six feet tall and strapping, he won two Flint Golden Gloves light heavyweight titles in 1955 and 1957, then fought professionally for two more years before turning his attention to a new career: acting.

    He had roles in 1980's "The Shining," in which he played a garage owner, and in the 1986 comedy "Armed and Dangerous."

     
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    #deadboxerblacklivesmatter...
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    RIP funny man
     
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    The towel has been thrown. :rip:
     
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    John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13
     
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    I love his performance in Rocky V (which never happened, but you know if it did) when he got off the plane and smiled. And then uhhh