Tony Burton

American actor (1937–2016)

Anthony "Tony" Burton (March 23, 1937 – February 25, 2016) was an American actor, boxer and comedian. He was born in Flint, Michigan. He was best known for his role as Tony "Duke" Evers in the Rocky series of movies. He was also known for his roles as Wells in Assault on Precinct 13 and as Larry Durkin The Shining.

Tony Burton
Anthony Burton

(1937-03-23)March 23, 1937
DiedFebruary 25, 2016(2016-02-25) (aged 78)
Cause of deathComplications from Pneumonia
Occupation(s)Actor, athlete, comedian
Years active1957–2007
Spouse(s)Aurelian Burton
Rae Burton
Children(3) 1 daughter, Juanita and 2 sons, Martin and Jomo

Burton died on February 25, 2016 at a hospital in Southern California. He died from complications of pneumonia. He was aged 78.[1]

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  1. Ortiz, Erik (February 26, 2016). "'Rocky' Actor, Former Boxer Tony Burton Dies at 78: Report". NBC News. Retrieved February 26, 2016.

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