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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 23 March 1937Flint, Michigan, USA
Date of Death 25 February 2016Menifee, California, USA  (complications of pneumonia)
Birth NameAnthony Mabron Burton
Nickname Hollywood
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tony Burton, who is famous for playing the corner man in six "Rocky" movies, was himself, in real life, a professional heavyweight boxer. Boxing in such avenues as Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and Hollywood, California, the 6 feet 200 pound Burton knocked-out among others, Bob Smith and Denny Chaney. His most important match was an April 4, 1959 6th round knockout defeat at the hands of undefeated Lamar Clark at Palm Springs, California. Clark was the 10th rated heavyweight and had won 38 straight knockouts. Burton gave as good as he got for 5 rounds, but Clark's relentless mauling style finally wore him down.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: angelsunchained

Spouse (1)

Aurelain "Rae" Burton (1980 - 25 February 2016) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (4)

Along with Sylvester Stallone and Burt Young, he was the only other actor to have appeared in all six 'Rocky' movies.
Posted a 16-3 professional boxing record and held the Light-Heavyweight Championship of Arizona.
Played chess with Stanley Kubrick on the set of The Shining (1980).
Had four children: sons Jomo and Martin (1971-2014); and two daughters Juanita and Christal.

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