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December 22, 1987 | KATHRYN BAKER, Associated Press Television Writer
Typical interview with television actor: Parents wrung hands over decision to go into acting. Came to New York, took acting lessons, struggled for years waiting for big break. Hollywood beckoned. Finally found success in movies, television. Still yearns for first love--theater. Interview with Jerry Orbach, star of CBS' "The Law and Harry McGraw:" Parents thought acting career just dandy. Moved to New York, took acting lessons, immediately landed jobs in musical comedy because of singing ability.
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March 10, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Neil Olshey's long and winding path from fledgling actor in New York to new general manager of the Clippers was one of those road trips guided by a series of fortunate coincidences and conversations. One of the more telling twists in the road was directed, not by an influential player agent or front-office executive, but a venerable stage actor who achieved a measure of fame on the hit TV series "Law & Order." This was well before Olshey moved west and started helping out with coaching duties at Artesia High or his first fortunate meeting with then prep star Jason Kapono, who would be the first of his many clients (and future NBA stars)
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December 19, 1993 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For over two decades, Jerry Orbach made beautiful music on and off Broadway in classic musicals such as "The Fantasticks" (in which he introduced the standard "Try to Remember") "Carnival," "Promises, Promises," "Chicago" and "42nd Street." But, it's been almost 10 years since Orbach appeared on the Great White Way. And that's fine with him. He's having the time of his life playing wry New York detective Lenny Brisco on NBC's acclaimed series "Law & Order."
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March 26, 2005 | From Newsday
More people knew him as Lennie Briscoe, the tough-talking, soft-hearted detective on 13 years -- and infinite reruns -- of "Law & Order." But to the theater community, Jerry Orbach, who died at age 69 on Dec. 28 of prostate cancer, will be first and always musical-comedy royalty.
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August 28, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Comings & Goings: Paul Sorvino is leaving and Jerry Orbach is joining the cast of NBC's "Law and Order." Sorvino, who wants to pursue his singing career and has an album coming out in October, had asked producers to limit his shooting time in order to save his vocal chords, but apparently the situation could not be resolved. . . . Bob Donley, a news anchor on the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, will join KTTV Channel 11 on Sept. 7. He'll be a reporter assigned to the Inland Empire.
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December 31, 2004 | From the Washington Post
The death of actor Jerry Orbach will not affect plans for the latest "Law & Order" spinoff, "Law & Order: Trial by Jury," the producers said. Orbach, who played Det. Lennie Briscoe on "Law & Order" for more than a decade, succumbed to prostate cancer Tuesday. He had left the original series last spring and was to reprise his popular role on the latest, fourth edition of the NBC drama franchise, which was scheduled to debut early in 2005. "While Jerry is irreplaceable, 'Law & Order: Trial by Jury' is an ensemble and will continue in production," the producers said in a statement.
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March 26, 2005 | From Newsday
More people knew him as Lennie Briscoe, the tough-talking, soft-hearted detective on 13 years -- and infinite reruns -- of "Law & Order." But to the theater community, Jerry Orbach, who died at age 69 on Dec. 28 of prostate cancer, will be first and always musical-comedy royalty.
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December 30, 2004 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Jerry Orbach, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical star who achieved his widest fame on television playing sardonic New York City police detective Lennie Briscoe for 12 years on NBC's acclaimed series "Law & Order," has died. He was 69. The Bronx-born Orbach, whose film and television work earned him a reputation for playing the quintessential New Yorker, died of prostate cancer Tuesday night in a Manhattan hospital, said his agent, Robert Malcolm. Although the New York Daily News first reported on Dec. 2 that Orbach had been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer since last spring, Malcolm told The Times on Wednesday that the actor had been fighting the disease for more than 10 years.
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December 31, 2004 | From the Washington Post
The death of actor Jerry Orbach will not affect plans for the latest "Law & Order" spinoff, "Law & Order: Trial by Jury," the producers said. Orbach, who played Det. Lennie Briscoe on "Law & Order" for more than a decade, succumbed to prostate cancer Tuesday. He had left the original series last spring and was to reprise his popular role on the latest, fourth edition of the NBC drama franchise, which was scheduled to debut early in 2005. "While Jerry is irreplaceable, 'Law & Order: Trial by Jury' is an ensemble and will continue in production," the producers said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2004 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Jerry Orbach, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical star who achieved his widest fame on television playing sardonic New York City police detective Lennie Briscoe for 12 years on NBC's acclaimed series "Law & Order," has died. He was 69. The Bronx-born Orbach, whose film and television work earned him a reputation for playing the quintessential New Yorker, died of prostate cancer Tuesday night in a Manhattan hospital, said his agent, Robert Malcolm. Although the New York Daily News first reported on Dec. 2 that Orbach had been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer since last spring, Malcolm told The Times on Wednesday that the actor had been fighting the disease for more than 10 years.
NEWS
December 19, 1993 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For over two decades, Jerry Orbach made beautiful music on and off Broadway in classic musicals such as "The Fantasticks" (in which he introduced the standard "Try to Remember") "Carnival," "Promises, Promises," "Chicago" and "42nd Street." But, it's been almost 10 years since Orbach appeared on the Great White Way. And that's fine with him. He's having the time of his life playing wry New York detective Lenny Brisco on NBC's acclaimed series "Law & Order."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Comings & Goings: Paul Sorvino is leaving and Jerry Orbach is joining the cast of NBC's "Law and Order." Sorvino, who wants to pursue his singing career and has an album coming out in October, had asked producers to limit his shooting time in order to save his vocal chords, but apparently the situation could not be resolved. . . . Bob Donley, a news anchor on the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, will join KTTV Channel 11 on Sept. 7. He'll be a reporter assigned to the Inland Empire.
SPORTS
March 10, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Neil Olshey's long and winding path from fledgling actor in New York to new general manager of the Clippers was one of those road trips guided by a series of fortunate coincidences and conversations. One of the more telling twists in the road was directed, not by an influential player agent or front-office executive, but a venerable stage actor who achieved a measure of fame on the hit TV series "Law & Order." This was well before Olshey moved west and started helping out with coaching duties at Artesia High or his first fortunate meeting with then prep star Jason Kapono, who would be the first of his many clients (and future NBA stars)
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September 22, 1989 | CAROL HALL, Newsday
Thirteen years after he appeared in a Dewar's Profile ad, ("Wildlife conservationist; International Airline Pilot"), David O. Hill said friends still introduce him by saying: "He was a Dewar's guy." Eleven years after his profile ran, Les Payne ("Journalist") has a copy hanging on his office wall with other memorabilia: a picture of him and Jimmy Carter, his Pulitzer Prize plaque, a picture of Payne on "Meet the Press."
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December 22, 1987 | KATHRYN BAKER, Associated Press Television Writer
Typical interview with television actor: Parents wrung hands over decision to go into acting. Came to New York, took acting lessons, struggled for years waiting for big break. Hollywood beckoned. Finally found success in movies, television. Still yearns for first love--theater. Interview with Jerry Orbach, star of CBS' "The Law and Harry McGraw:" Parents thought acting career just dandy. Moved to New York, took acting lessons, immediately landed jobs in musical comedy because of singing ability.
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