Los Angeles Times

Actor Jerry Orbach, Dec. 28, 2004

Actor Jerry Orbach, Dec. 28, 2004 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," died on Dec. 28, 2004. 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 in a Manhattan hospital. AP/NBC, Jessica Burstein
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