Burt Young, NY-born actor Oscar-nominated for role in 'Rocky' films, dies at 83

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Burt Young, the New York-born actor best known for his role as Paulie in the popular 'Rocky' movies, has died at the age of 83.

Young's manager Lynda Bensky confirmed the actor's death.

"Burt was an actor of tremendous emotional range. He could make you cry and he could scare you to death. But the real pathos that I experienced was the poignancy of his soul. That's where it came from," Bensky said in a statement.

Young was Oscar-nominated for his role in 'Rocky,' playing Rocky Balboa's brother-in-law and best friend throughout the franchise.

Young was born and raised in Corona, Queens, in 1940.

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