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Jerry Orbach - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography
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October 20, 1935 - December 28, 2004 - American actor.
He studied acting at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, and then honed his skills at the Lee Strasberg Acting Studio in New York.
In 1955, he made his Broadway debut in the production of The Threepenny Opera, and in the same year he first appeared on the big screen. In 1960, he starred in the off-Broadway musical Fantastic. In the years that followed, he became very much in demand on New York theaters, receiving three nominations for the prestigious Tony Award, and in 1969 he won it for his role in the musical Promises, Promises .
Starting in the 1970s, Orbach began to appear frequently on television, where he achieved the greatest popularity, thanks to his roles in the series Murder, She Wrote, Golden Girls and Slaughter Department. Great success on television brought him the role of detective Lenny Briscoe in the series "Law & Order", which he played from 1991 to 2004
On the big screen, the actor appeared less often and mostly played supporting roles. Most remembered for his participation in the films "Prince of the City" (1981), "Brewster's Millions" (1985), "The Illusion of Murder" (1985), "Dirty Dancing" (1987), "Crimes and Misdemeanors" (1989), "Universal Soldier "(1992) and" Chinese Coffee "(2000). Orbach's voice was also spoken by Lumiere in the famous Disney cartoon "Beauty and the Beast" (1991) .
From 1958 to 1975, Jerry Orbach was married to Martha Curro, who bore him two sons. In 1979, his second wife was Broadway actress and dancer Elaine Kansila, with whom he remained together until his death. The actor died on December 28, 2004 from prostate cancer, with which he had been fighting for the previous 10 years. In February 2005, Orbach was posthumously awarded by the Screen Actors Guild for Best Actor in Law & Order.