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Tony Burton, 78, who played Apollo Creed's inspirational boxing trainer in the "Rocky" franchise after his own glory days as a young prizefighter, died on Feb. 25, 2016

Anthony "Tony" Burton was an American actor, comedian, boxer, and football player. He was known for his role as Tony "Duke" Evers in the Rocky franchise. He is the only actor, other than Sylvester Stallone to appear in every film of that franchise. Wikipedia Born: Mar 23, 1937, Flint, Michigan, United States Died: Feb 25, 2016, Menifee, Ca, US Height: 1.83 m Spouse: Rae Burton (m. ?–2016) Children: Christal Burton, Jomo Burton, Martin Burton, Juanita Burton

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Tony Burton, 78, who played Apollo Creed's inspirational boxing trainer in the "Rocky" franchise after his own glory days as a young prizefighter, died on Feb. 25, 2016.

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Sylvester Stallone remembers 'Rocky' costar Tony Burton

Rocky actor Tony Burton appeared in six of the seven movies, training against and alongside the titular boxer. After Burton died at 78 on Thursday,...

Tony Burton, Actor Who Trained Apollo Creed And Rocky Balboa In ‘Rocky’ Films, Has Died

'Rocky' Star Tony Burton Dies at 78

'Rocky' star Tony Burton died at the age of 78 on Thursday, Feb. 25 — find out more

Tony Burton -- Starred in every Rocky movie.

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