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Tony Burton

Boxer/actor

Born - 23 March 1937, Flint, Michigan, USA
Died - 25 February 2016

Big Afro-American boxer who began an acting career when his pugilistic days were over. Although he never rose to the heights of the similarly-built Michael Clarke Duncan, the genial Burton did corner a niche of screen fame by playing Duke, the cornerman to both Apollo Creed and Rocky Balboa in the 'Rocky' movies. Also an enthusiastic chess player, Burton made his film debut in The Black Godfather (1974). Later credits include Trackdown (1976), Rocky (1976), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), Heroes (1977), Blackjack (1978), Rocky II (1979), The Shining (1980), Inside Moves (1981), Rocky III (1982), Armed and Dangerous (1986), Side Out (1989), Rocky V (1990), Hook (1991), Mission of Justice (1992), Fatal Choice (1995), Flipping (1997), Knockout (2000), Shade (2003), Rocky Balboa (2006) and Hack! (2007), his last.