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Burt Young, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Paulie in the original "Rocky," and then played the role in five sequels, has passed away.  He was 83.

Young was a prolific character actor, with notable roles in films that included  “Back to School," "The Choirboys," “Once Upon a Time in America," “The Pope of Greenwich Village,” “Last Exit to Brooklyn,” "Transamerica," and "Mickey Blue Eyes," as well as a memorable episode of "The Sopranos."