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From Broadway and Law & Order fame

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=368810

NEW YORK Dec 29, 2004 - Actor Jerry Orbach, who played a sardonic, seen-it-all cop on TV's "Law & Order" and scored on Broadway as a song-and-dance man, has died of prostate cancer at 69, a representative of the show said Wednesday.

Orbach died Tuesday night in Manhattan after several weeks of treatment, Audrey Davis of the public relations agency Lippin Group said.

When his illness was diagnosed, he had begun production on NBC's upcoming spinoff "Law & Order: Trial By Jury," after 12 seasons playing Detective Lennie Briscoe in the original series. His return to the new show had been expected early next year.

On Broadway, Orbach starred in hit musicals including "Carnival," "Promises, Promises" (for which he won a Tony Award), "Chicago" and "42nd Street."
 

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He had just quit the show and was actually working on a show where he was the primary character...another version of law and order...

He was a great guy, fantastic actor, and a huge humanitarian...
It seemed at least to me that he would have been a cool guy to hang out with.

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What a tragedy :( The show will never, ever be the same...
 

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SOT, you'll appreciate this.....

Obscure reference; In 1988 I was at a prom at the Berkshire Hilton and rode up in the elevator with Jerry Orbach. I found out weeks later that his niece had gotten married that day and the reception was at the Hilton earlier.

Sad and dissappointed he's gone :cry:
 

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Great actor and his character on L&O was tailor made for him. Dennis Farina has some big shoes to fill but he will do OK.

Hey, who didn't cry when Ricky Shroeder of NYPD Blue fame was found doing the dirt-nap in the BadLands???
 

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Jerry Orbach attended the Lincoln School in Springfield MA and was in his first play there in fourth grade. He lived on Chestnut St in Springfield for a time. He also walked to work in NYC and would periodically stop into his local Precinct and visit the guys and/or bring refreshments. Thats someone who didnt forget . . . . . . . . .
 
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