The Moderate Voice: Jerrry Orbach Leaves Us: Veteran character actor Jerry Orbach, best known for his role in Law & Order has died of prostate cancer at age 69. He was a star of stage, screen, TV and even cartoons (Beauty and the Beast: he sung 'Be Our Guest') for many years. You can hear him on the original cast album of the classic off-Broadway musical The Fantastics. Orbach was on Law & Order (the modern day descendent of the old TV show Dragnet) for 12 years and recently left the show and was to start in a spin-off 'Law & Order: Trial by Jury' that was to have debuted on NBC in the fall. One of acting's all-around best.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
One of my favorites on the show... Read about his career here.