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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
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Huge 'Law and Order' DVD set out in fall

Huge 'Law and Order' DVD set out in fall

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The producers of NBC's "Law and Order" say they will be releasing the entire catalogue of the long-running franchise on DVD just in time for Christmas.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 20, 2008.
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'Order' star's son lashes out over estate

'Order' star's son lashes out over estate

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Chris Orbach, son of late "Law & Order" star Jerry Orbach, alleges his father's widow allegedly manipulated the actor into leaving her his entire U.S. estate.

Cape Town getting class on acting in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- TVI Actors Studio, a U.S. school and resource center for actors, is taking its program to South Africa to teach actors how to market themselves abroad.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007.
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N.Y. street is named 'Jerry Orbach Way'

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A portion of a street in Manhattan's Theater District has been renamed "Jerry Orbach Way," in honor of the stage and television actor who died in 2004.

Orbach sign at issue

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Actor Jerry Orbach once was declared a "living landmark" by a New York preservation group but now that he's dead the respect is a little harder to come by.

Panel passes on the 'Jerry Orbach Corner'

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- A New York panel delivered a "Law & Order" twist akin to a hung jury on naming a street corner for the late Jerry Orbach, the series' Detective Lennie Briscoe.
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Actor Jerry Orbach poses with his wife Elaine Cancilla in Sept. 2004. Orbach who gained fame from his work for 12 years on the tv series "Law and Order" died in New York on 12/28/04 from cancer at the age of 69. Orbach also originated roles in Broadway musicals: The Fantasticks", "Chicago" and "42nd Street" FILE: Sept. 2004 (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Jerome Bernard "Jerry" Orbach (October 20, 1935 – December 28, 2004) was an American actor and singer. He was well known for his starring role as Detective Lennie Briscoe in the Law & Order television series and as the voice of Lumière in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. As well, Orbach was a noted musical theatre star. His prominent roles included originating the character of El Gallo in The Fantasticks, the longest-running musical play in history; Chuck Baxter in the original production of Promises, Promises (for which he won a Tony Award); Julian Marsh in 42nd Street; and Billy Flynn in the original production of Chicago.

Orbach was born in the Bronx, the only child of Emily (née Olexy), a greeting card manufacturer and radio singer, and Leon Orbach, a restaurant manager and vaudeville performer. His father was a Jewish immigrant from Hamburg, Germany who was descended from Sephardic refugees from the Spanish Inquisition. His mother, a native of Pennsylvania, was Polish American and Catholic, and Orbach was raised Catholic (a religious background later replicated in his character on Law and Order). Throughout his childhood, the Orbach family moved frequently, living in Mount Vernon, New York; Wilkes-Barre, Nanticoke, and Scranton, Pennsylvania; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Waukegan, Illinois. He studied drama at University of Illinois and Northwestern University and then went to New York, where he studied with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio.

Orbach was an accomplished Broadway and Off Broadway actor. His first major role was El Gallo in the original cast of the decades-running hit The Fantasticks. He also starred in The Threepenny Opera, Carnival!, the musical version of the movie Lili (his Broadway debut), in a revival of Guys and Dolls (as Sky Masterson, receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical), Promises, Promises (as Chuck, receiving a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical), the original productions of Chicago (as Billy Flynn, receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical), 42nd Street, and a revival of The Cradle Will Rock. Orbach made occasional film and TV appearances into the 1970s.

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