A Great Talent, Lost

One of my favorite on-screen and broadway actors, Jerry Orbach, has died of prostate cancer at the age of 69. This is so sad. I had no idea he was sick, so this is slightly shocking. All of the Law & Order junkies are going to be having a hard time with this one. He was set to star in a spinoff of that show called Law & Order: Trial by Jury. He filmed a few episodes, but the cancer was diagnosed after and prevented him from further filming. He will be missed; he was such a great one to watch.

Posted by Portia at December 29, 2004 10:45 AM

I'm sorry to hear that he has passed away. I had no idea that he was ill. I first encountered him in a Broadway production of 42nd Street over 20 years ago. He was by far one of the most versatile actors we have seen in a long time. He will truly be missed.

Posted by: Daddypundit at December 29, 2004 01:23 PM

Well, thanks for posting that photo of the lovely Mr. Orbach. I just adored him.

Posted by: tracey at December 30, 2004 12:42 PM