Wednesday, December 29, 2004

BREAKING NEWS: ACTOR ORBACH DIES

Jerry Orbach died today at the age of 69. Although he was also an accomplished, Tony-winning Broadway actor (for Promises, Promises), Orbach, whose cult status was elevated with his portrayal of Dr. Houseman, the father who "put Baby in the corner" in Dirty Dancing, was best known for his role as Lenny Briscoe on 12 seasons of the original Law & Order.

Born in the Bronx, Orbach had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in early December.

(Really weird...I seem to be the only one with this story. Via 1010 WINS.)

3 Comments:

At 11:18 AM, December 29, 2004, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

It is being reported in a few places.

 
At 1:51 PM, December 29, 2004, Blogger Melissa said...

I wrote about that in my blog, moments before reading yours. I guess the Dirty Dancing reference is pretty obvious to most young women. :)

 
At 1:30 PM, December 30, 2004, Blogger Princess Anonymous said...

As I said on Clareified - why am I more sad about this than abuot the 11,000 people who died in Asia?

 

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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

BREAKING NEWS: ACTOR ORBACH DIES

Jerry Orbach died today at the age of 69. Although he was also an accomplished, Tony-winning Broadway actor (for Promises, Promises), Orbach, whose cult status was elevated with his portrayal of Dr. Houseman, the father who "put Baby in the corner" in Dirty Dancing, was best known for his role as Lenny Briscoe on 12 seasons of the original Law & Order.

Born in the Bronx, Orbach had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in early December.

(Really weird...I seem to be the only one with this story. Via 1010 WINS.)

3 Comments:

At 11:18 AM, December 29, 2004, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

It is being reported in a few places.

 
At 1:51 PM, December 29, 2004, Blogger Melissa said...

I wrote about that in my blog, moments before reading yours. I guess the Dirty Dancing reference is pretty obvious to most young women. :)

 
At 1:30 PM, December 30, 2004, Blogger Princess Anonymous said...

As I said on Clareified - why am I more sad about this than abuot the 11,000 people who died in Asia?

 

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