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July 14, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, was found dead Friday at his home in the 8100 block of Mulholland Terrace in Studio City. He was 36. The body of the younger Stallone, also an actor and producer-director, was found by his housekeeper, said his lawyer, George Braunstein. The cause of death was under investigation. Police called to the scene about 2:15 p.m. said they found no signs of foul play. "We don't have any of the details," Braunstein said. "He wasn't depressed.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Sage Stallone, son of actor Sylvester Stallone, was found dead Friday at his home in the 8100 block of Mulholland Terrace in Studio City. He was 36. The body of the younger Stallone, also an actor and producer-director, was found by his housekeeper, said his lawyer, George Braunstein. The cause of death was under investigation. Police called to the scene about 2:15 p.m. said they found no signs of foul play. "We don't have any of the details," Braunstein said. "He wasn't depressed.
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November 27, 1985 | SCOTT OSTLER
Dear Answer Man . . . Have you seen the latest Rocky movie? Can you tell me about it? To tell you the truth, I haven't seen a Rocky film since he broke up with Bullwinkle. Actually I'm a little leery of going to a Rocky movie, what with all the recent scientific evidence that absorbing repeated Sylvester Stallone movies can cause progressive brain damage. Some critics say the new movie, "Rocky IV", is a lot like Rambo.
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November 5, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
Lou Filippo, a boxing hall of famer from Downey who became a referee and ring judge, memorably counting out Sylvester Stallone's champion rival Apollo Creed in the film "Rocky II," died Monday at Downey Regional Medical Center after suffering a stroke. He was 83. Filippo was a distinguished amateur fighter who fought in more than 250 bouts before turning pro. His fighting career ended in 1957 with a no-contest outcome and a technical knockout loss against Hall of Famer Carlos Ortiz, a bout stopped because of Filippo's cuts -- bleeding plagued his 23-9-3 pro career.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2007 | From Playbill.com
Rocky Balboa sings. Playbill reports that a musical version of the 1976 Sylvester Stallone hit film "Rocky" is being developed for stage with book by Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan ("Annie," "The Producers," "Young Frankenstein"). "It was made to be a musical," Meehan says on the magazine's website. "It's got all the elements."
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May 12, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Sylvester Stallone is reviving the "Rocky" franchise, and now the city of Philadelphia is doing the same with its "Rocky" statue. Stallone gave the city an 8-foot-6, half-ton statue of himself from the "Rocky III" film in 1982. It was displayed for a few months at the top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps made famous in the original film. It moved around after that and most recently has been in storage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
Lou Filippo, a boxing hall of famer from Downey who became a referee and ring judge, memorably counting out Sylvester Stallone's champion rival Apollo Creed in the film "Rocky II," died Monday at Downey Regional Medical Center after suffering a stroke. He was 83. Filippo was a distinguished amateur fighter who fought in more than 250 bouts before turning pro. His fighting career ended in 1957 with a no-contest outcome and a technical knockout loss against Hall of Famer Carlos Ortiz, a bout stopped because of Filippo's cuts -- bleeding plagued his 23-9-3 pro career.
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November 16, 1990 | PAT H. BROESKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The thought of "Rocky V" may leave some moviegoers feeling pummeled, pounded and downright punchy. But if it's easy to take jabs at the Rocky series--and the critics have dealt plenty of kidney punches--there is no denying the series' popularity. Consider: the total worldwide purse tops $762 million. Fans have made star/creator Sylvester Stallone a household name, and the films have launched the careers of a trio of athletic actors who've portrayed his opponents.
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July 21, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Tough Guy: Sylvester Stallone was injured Monday doing his own stunts in Italy for the film "Cliffhanger," but the "Rambo" and "Rocky" movie star was stitched up and back to work in 90 minutes. Nine stitches were needed to close a deep gash in Stallone's right hand, a publicist told Associated Press via telephone from a soundstage outside Rome. Makeup and a flesh-tone bandage were used to cover the wound.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 1985
As a part-time film buff (no T&A pics or shoddy slasher cinema), I am in somewhat of a quandary as to what I should do about the latest Rocky movie. Am I to shell out six bucks, grit the teeth, put my gag reflexes on hold and admire the latest in the art of manipulative, jingoistic film-making of the Reagan '80s, or refuse to patronize this shallow Hollywood holocaust of hollow-headedness? No, wait . . . forget the whole damn thing! I'll wait for the video and rent it for a buck.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2007 | From Playbill.com
Rocky Balboa sings. Playbill reports that a musical version of the 1976 Sylvester Stallone hit film "Rocky" is being developed for stage with book by Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan ("Annie," "The Producers," "Young Frankenstein"). "It was made to be a musical," Meehan says on the magazine's website. "It's got all the elements."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Sylvester Stallone is reviving the "Rocky" franchise, and now the city of Philadelphia is doing the same with its "Rocky" statue. Stallone gave the city an 8-foot-6, half-ton statue of himself from the "Rocky III" film in 1982. It was displayed for a few months at the top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps made famous in the original film. It moved around after that and most recently has been in storage.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1990 | PAT H. BROESKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The thought of "Rocky V" may leave some moviegoers feeling pummeled, pounded and downright punchy. But if it's easy to take jabs at the Rocky series--and the critics have dealt plenty of kidney punches--there is no denying the series' popularity. Consider: the total worldwide purse tops $762 million. Fans have made star/creator Sylvester Stallone a household name, and the films have launched the careers of a trio of athletic actors who've portrayed his opponents.
SPORTS
November 27, 1985 | SCOTT OSTLER
Dear Answer Man . . . Have you seen the latest Rocky movie? Can you tell me about it? To tell you the truth, I haven't seen a Rocky film since he broke up with Bullwinkle. Actually I'm a little leery of going to a Rocky movie, what with all the recent scientific evidence that absorbing repeated Sylvester Stallone movies can cause progressive brain damage. Some critics say the new movie, "Rocky IV", is a lot like Rambo.
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November 13, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
"Rocky VI" opened Wednesday in a New Jersey courtroom, pitting the reel Rocky Balboa, Sylvester Stallone, against the real Rocky, Chuck Wepner, in a legal battle. Wepner, whose performance in a 1975 title match against Muhammad Ali was the inspiration for the "Rocky" movie character, is suing Stallone in state Superior Court for $15 million, claiming the actor has reneged on promises to reward Wepner for his pivotal role. After 28 years of waiting, the 65-year-old Wepner said, he has had enough.
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December 27, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A former meat packing plant used for a scene in the first "Rocky" movie was destroyed by fire early today. Firefighters battled the flames, fed by a large amount of paper and boxes stored inside, for five hours in freezing temperatures before bringing the blaze under control, Fire Commissioner Roger Ulshafer said. The two-story building in the city's Kensington section was occupied by the Cosmopolitan Advertising Co. and a Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
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