Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach


Jerry Orbach, the Tony Award-winning star of Promises, Promises and other musicals, died Dec. 28, 2004, at the age of 69. Mr. Orbach was widely known as gruff detective Lennie Briscoe on TV's "Law & Order." He left the show in 2004 and at the time of his death this week was part of a new show (tailored just for him) in the NBC franchise: "Law & Order: Trial by Jury."

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  • Also known as: Jerome Bernard Orbach
  • Born: Oct 20, 1935 in New York, New York
  • Death: Dec 28, 2004 in New York, New York


Drama Desk Award
1976 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Chicago Nominee
1969 Outstanding Performance Promises, Promises Winner
Tony Award
1976 Best Actor in a Musical Chicago Nominee
1969 Best Actor in a Musical Promises, Promises Winner
1965 Best Featured Actor in a Musical Guys and Dolls Nominee

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