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Jerry Orbach From Law and Order Died

Postby shannenchicafan » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:30 pm

New Law & Order to Go On, Minus Orbach

Thursday Dec 30, 2004 8:00am EST
By Stephen M. Silverman
CREDIT: EVERETT COLLECTION

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On Wednesday, as Broadway dimmed its lights in tribute to Jerry Orbach after the announcement of his death, NBC said it would proceed with plans to introduce the new series Law & Order: Trial by Jury despite the loss of one of its leading stars.

The new series, a third spinoff of the popular franchise, is to begin in the spring and was to feature Orbach as the fast-talking Detective Lennie Briscoe, the character he played for 12 seasons.

Orbach, 69, died Tuesday at New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where he was being treated for prostate cancer.

A spokesman for Law & Order producer Dick Wolf tells The New York Times that Wolf was aware of Orbach's illness last spring, which accounted for Orbach's being moved off the original series. The new show, according to The Times, is to feature Bebe Neuwirth and Candice Bergen, and its plots focus on the New York jury system.

A spokeswoman for the show confirmed that episodes already taped with Orbach will air in the upcoming midseason.

"The producers are deeply saddened," according to a statement from the show, Reuters reports. "While Jerry is irreplaceable, Law & Order: Trial by Jury is an ensemble and will continue in production. A new member will join the company. Announcements will be forthcoming."

Six episodes of Jury have been taped, according to the spokeswoman, with Orbach having appeared in as many as half of them.

A new character will replace Lennie Briscoe, but NBC declined comment on what actor might be tapped for the role or how he will be written off the show.

Meanwhile, one of Orbach's former stage costars, Chita Rivera, remembered Orbach on Tuesday, saying of the actor who played with her in the original 1975 production of Chicago (as the lawyer Billy Flynn): "Jerry's strong spirit will be with me forever. He was an anchor who brought style, security and razzle-dazzle to our original Chicago company. He was a swell guy and I'll sure miss him."
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Postby shannenchicafan » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:31 pm

When I just read that he died I was about to cry. It is so sad for me to accept when people I know or dont know die of cancer. My grandpa died when I was 2, my sisters friend, my kitten Taz, and even though I didnt known Jerry Orbach I loved watching him on law and order

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Postby shannenchicafan » Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:33 pm

Here is another article:

Jerry Orbach Dies of Prostate Cancer

Wednesday Dec 29, 2004 10:00am EST
By Stephen M. Silverman
CREDIT: ALBERT FERREIRA/REUTERS/LANDOV

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Law & Order star Jerry Orbach has died of prostate cancer at the age of 69, his manager confirmed Wednesday.

Orbach died Tuesday night in Manhattan. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Orbach had been diagnosed with the disease, but his manager, Robert Malcolm, said at the time that the actor should be fine, that he was playing golf and continuing to shoot episodes of his TV program.

Orbach starred as the fast-talking Detective Lennie Briscoe for 12 seasons in the original Law & Order series (he joined the cast in 1992), but left to head the spinoff Law & Order: Trial by Jury, which was set to debut next year.

Born in the Bronx, Orbach (whose parents had showbiz aspirations) studied acting at Northwestern University but dropped out because he couldn't afford the tuition. Soon after, he landed a part in the landmark 1955 Greenwich Village production of The Threepenny Opera, in which he eventually played the lead character, Mack the Knife. He had started out as an understudy.

He followed that with another landmark, The Fantasticks, still the longest-running Off-Broadway show in history. In the musical fable, he introduced the hit song "Try to Remember." Orbach finally left that show in 1961 to make his uptown debut in the musical Carnival! – and with that he became a Broadway star.

Other smashes he starred in were the musicals Promises, Promises (in which he sang the title song and "What Do Get When You Fall in Love," among other Burt Bacharach-Hal David hits) and the original production of 42nd Street, in which he sang "The Lullaby of Broadway."

Orbach won a Tony award in 1969 for Promises, Promises and was also nominated for a Tony for his roles in both Chicago and Guys and Dolls.

"I really wanted to be a serious film actor like Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift," Orbach told PEOPLE in 2000, adding that his profile turned off producers. "They'd say, 'Your nose is too big, your eyes are too droopy. You're no Tyrone Power.' But because I could sing, I kept getting jobs in musicals."

Orbach's movie career was sporadic but memorable, and included roles in Sidney Lumet's 1981 Prince of the City, 1986's F/X, 1987's Dirty Dancing – and as the voice of Lumiere, inviting Belle to "Be Our Guest" in Disney's animated 1991 Beauty and the Beast.

In 1958, Orbach married his Threepenny Opera castmate Marta Curro and had two sons, Anthony and Christopher. The couple divorced in 1975. In 1979, Orbach married actress Elaine Cancilla, who, along with his sons, survive him.

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Postby gabrielle » Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:29 pm

Oh my God, how sad Image Image Image
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Postby frz » Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:39 pm

Yes , It's so sad . Image Image

I saw it yesterday on the news Image
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Postby shannenchicafan » Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:33 pm

FRZ wrote:Yes , It's so sad . Image Image

I saw it yesterday on the news Image


I don't watch the new because then my emotions start to go and it is hard to stop them.

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Postby mike » Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:37 pm

never heard of him but
why do you stop your emotions
my mother always said to me dont stop them
let it go (watch the news) Image
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Jerry Orbach From Law and Order Died

Postby shannenchicafan » Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:39 pm

MikeLSsSshay wrote:never heard of him but
why do you stop your emotions
my mother always said to me dont stop them
let it go (watch the news) Image


i would let them go but you never seen me when my emotions go. like dianna has only see me when i am pissed off and that has only been through the computer plus my parents would kill me (not for real).

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Jerry Orbach From Law and Order Died

Postby mike » Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:41 pm

ok if thats helping you to stop them Image
if that is better for you its ok with me Image
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