This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school
film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been
flocking to see Stallone’s films for over 30 years, making “Sly” one of Hollywood’s biggest-ever box office draws.
Sylvester Stallone was born on July 6, 1946, in New York’s gritty Hell’s Kitchen, to
Jackie Stallone (née Labofish), an astrologer, and Frank Stallone, a beautician and hairdresser. His father was an
Italian immigrant, and his mother’s heritage is half French (from Brittany) and half German.