Jerry Orbach~ October 20, 1935 - December 28, 2004 Lennie Briscoe L&O detective and also, the voice of  Lumiere of Beauty and the Beast., and Baby's father in Dirty Dancing

Jerry Orbach~ October 1935 - December 2004 Lennie Briscoe Law & Order, Dirty Dancing, and

Jerry Orbach (October 20, 1935 – December 28, 2004)

Jerry was born in the Bronx. His father, Leon, was a former vaudevillian actor and his mother, Emily, was a radio singer. His family moved frequently.

Jerry Orbach (October 20, 1935 - December 28, 2004) American actor (known from 'Law & Order' and an extensive Broadway Musical career.

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Jerry Orbach.  I will always remember him as a suave French candlestick named Lumiere.

Jerry Orbach ~ Best remembered for his twelve year run as Detective Lenny Briscoe on "Law & Order" Orbach was also a legend of the stage with celebrated Broadway roles in "Guys and Dolls" "Chicago" and "Promises, Promises" for which he won a Tony Award.

Jerry Orbach and the original cast of Chicago (1975).

I've already played Amos so I'd like to try my hand at Billy Jerry Orbach as Billy Flynn in the original Broadway production of Chicago

Jerry Orbach, Actor: Law & Order. Jerry was born in the Bronx. His father, Leon, was a former vaudevillian actor and his mother, Emily, was a radio singer. His family moved frequently and eventually settled in Waukegan, Illinois where he went to high school. The constant moving made him the new kid on the block and forced him to become "a chameleon" to blend in his new settings...

*Jerry Orbach (October 1935 - December - Photo November 2005 (from IMDB)

Jerry Orbach was of Polish and German Jewish descent. Mother was Polish Catholic and father was a German Jew.

Orbach Kin Wants More Order to Will

Jerry Orbach - born in New York City, NY. Before he became a television icon as the grizzled, wisecracking Detective Lennie Briscoe on "Law & Order", Jerry was one of the greatest voices Broadway ever had. Cause of death, prostrate cancer.

Jerry Orbach singing "Try To Remember" from Broadway's longest running musical, The Fantasticks. (He made this song famous.)

The original Off Broadway company included Jerry Orbach ("Law and Order," "Chicago," "Dirty Dancing"). In the theater that is home to the revival was christened The Jerry Orbach Theater.

S. Epatha Merkerson discusses losing Jerry Orbach - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG

S. Epatha Merkerson discusses losing Jerry Orbach - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG

The Behind-the-Scenes Stories from Law & Order's Early Cast Will Leave You in Stitches http://www.people.com/article/law-and-order-original-cast-reunion

The Behind-the-Scenes Stories from Law & Order's Early Cast Will Leave You in Stitches

Epatha Merkenson, Sam Waterson, Jill Hennessy, Chris Noth and Jerry Orbach - Law & Order

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