Burt Young: The Oscar-Nominated Actor Who Played Paulie in Rocky

Burt Young was an American actor, author, and painter who was famous for his role as Paulie Pennino in the Rocky films. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in the first Rocky film in 1976. He also appeared in many other movies and TV shows, such as Chinatown, The Pope of Greenwich Village, and The Sopranos.

Early Life and Career

Rocky Fame and Oscar Nomination

Other Films and TV Shows

Personal Life and Death

  • Burt Young married Gloria DeLouise in 1961 and they had a daughter named Anne. Gloria died in 1974.
  • He remarried Leidy Figueroa, a Peruvian woman who met him while visiting another inmate at the prison where he was filming. They had a son named Dushyant.
  • He was also a talented painter and exhibited his artwork in galleries around the world.
  • He died on October 8, 2023, in Los Angeles at the age of 83. His daughter said that he had been ill for some time.