Death of Jerry Orbach

October 20, 1935 - December 24, 2004
New York, New York | Age 69

Sharp-tongued cop of 'Law & Order' dies at 69
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Jerry Orbach had a gift for charming audiences his entire career -- first as a song-and-dance man who starred in musicals on and off Broadway, then for 12 years as a sharp-tongued cop on TV's "Law & Order.''

Along the way, he made films as varied as the gritty crime drama "Prince of the City'' and the smash romance "Dirty Dancing.''

Orbach, who died of prostate cancer Tuesday in Manhattan, was beginning another chapter at age 69: He had taken his signature role as Detective...

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