'Rocky' Star Tony Burton -- Apollo Creed's Trainer Dead at 78
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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,...

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, who appeared in six Rocky films with Sylvester Stallone, dies at the age of 78.

Tony Burton, who appeared in six Rocky films with Sylvester Stallone, dies at the age of 78.

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Actor Tony Burton, Apollo's trainer in Rocky movies, dies at 78
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Still Of Sylvester Stallone Carl Weathers And Tony Burton In Rocky IV
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Tony Burton, Actor Who Trained Apollo Creed And Rocky Balboa In ‘Rocky’ Films, Has Died

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

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25/02/2016 - Tony Burton, o Duke da franquia 'Rocky', morre aos 78 anos

25/02/2016 - Tony Burton, o Duke da franquia 'Rocky', morre aos 78 anos

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

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

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Tony Burton and Sylvester Stallone (Getty Images) Tony Burton, actor from the Rocky franchise, died on Thursday at the age of 78, according to Michigan news website MLive. Burton, a Flint, Mich. native, was best known for playing Apollo Creed’s trainer Duke in the films. He won Flint Golden Gloves light heavyweight titles in 1955 and again in 1957, before fighting professionally briefly. He went on to start his acting career, which included roles in The Shining and Stir Crazy.

Tony Burton and Sylvester Stallone (Getty Images) Tony Burton, actor from the Rocky franchise, died on Thursday at the age of 78, according to Michigan news website MLive. Burton, a Flint, Mich. native, was best known for playing Apollo Creed’s trainer Duke in the films. He won Flint Golden Gloves light heavyweight titles in 1955 and again in 1957, before fighting professionally briefly. He went on to start his acting career, which included roles in The Shining and Stir Crazy.

Tony Burton, who played trainer Tony "Duke" Evers in the Rocky film franchise, died on February 25. He was 78.

Tony Burton, who played trainer Tony "Duke" Evers in the Rocky film franchise, died on February 25. He was 78.

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