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

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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.  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 (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.

Deaths that shocked us in the 2000s

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 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

Theatre Programme for the Premiere Chicago Production of the John Kander / Fred Edd / Bob Fosse musical "Chicago," which performed from February 20 thru May 6, 1978 at the Blackstone Theatre (today called the Merle Reskin Theatre).  Jerry Orbach starred in this production, which co-starred Penny Worth and Carolyn Kirsch -- whose roles were taken over by Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon halfway thru the Chicago run.  This musical is based on the play "Chicago" by Maurine Dallas Watkins.

Theatre Programme for the Premiere Chicago Production of the John Kander / Fred Edd / Bob Fosse musical "Chicago," which performed from February 20 thru May 6, 1978 at the Blackstone Theatre (today called the Merle Reskin Theatre). Jerry Orbach starred in this production, which co-starred Penny Worth and Carolyn Kirsch -- whose roles were taken over by Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon halfway thru the Chicago run. This musical is based on the play "Chicago" by Maurine Dallas Watkins.

Jerry Orbach Birth: 	Oct. 20, 1935 Death: 	Dec. 28, 2004  Burial: Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum Manhattan New York County New York, USA Plot: Riverside Terrace Mausoleum

Jerry Orbach Burial: Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum Manhattan New York County (Manhattan) New York, USA Plot: Riverside Terrace Mausoleum

Beauty and the Beast - minimalist movie poster - movie quotes - Be our guest - nursery wall art - nursery decor - nursery prints - Disney  Try the grey stuff, its delicious. Dont believe me? Ask the dishes – Lumiere the candlestick butler (Jerry Orbach)  Taken from the classic song

Beauty and the Beast - minimalist movie poster - movie quotes - Be our guest - nursery wall art - nursery decor - nursery prints - Disney Try the grey stuff, its delicious. Dont believe me? Ask the dishes – Lumiere the candlestick butler (Jerry Orbach) Taken from the classic song

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 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.

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