December 29, 2004

Jerry Orbach RIP

Jerry Orbach has died of prostate cancer at age 69.

I enjoyed his work on Law and Order. Lennie Briscoe was quite a character and Orbach made the most of him. Given Orbach's dramatic chops, it was quite a surprise to find out, years after the fact, that he provided the voice for a candlestick named Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, and, more importantly, that he'd been a big star on Broadway for years.

Mr. Orbach, it appears from my desk in Minneapolis, where we don't get Broadway shows all that often (and when we do, well, Sebastian Bach is in them), was truly an entertainer, in the broadest sense of the word. We don't get too many of those nowadays, hence it's very sad that he's passed on.

My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

{For more: Fausta}

Posted by Kathy at December 29, 2004 02:24 PM

the Law & Order(s) series feature a large number of Broadway actors, including Jessie Martin, who's also another musical actor.

(Angela Lansbury played Mrs Pots in BATBeast)

Posted by: Fausta at December 30, 2004 06:39 AM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?