Jerry Orbach donates eyes, gets his wish

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- New York actor Jerry Orbach, who donated his eyes before his death in 2004, is getting his wish: Two women are now benefiting from his donation.

Orbach's widow told the New York Daily News that her husband had always wanted to give his perfect vision to someone else after he died.


"I cannot remember a day that went by where he didn't say, 'I want to donate my eyes,'" Elaine Orbach said.

Orbach, 69 at the time of his death, was a Broadway and television actor who played detective Lennie Briscoe for 12 seasons on TV's "Law & Order."

The Daily News reported that one of Orbach's corneas went to a woman who needed a nearsighted eye; the other went to a woman who needed a farsighted one.

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