Elaine Cancilla

Elaine Cancilla

Performer

Elaine Cancilla Orbach, the widow of actor Jerry Orbach and a former Broadway dancer, died April 1, 2009. She was 69. According to friends, she got sick with pneumonia in recent days and died in a Manhattan hospital April 1. The two actors met while they were working on the original production of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, where Jerry played lawyer Billy Flynn and Elaine was a replacement for Velma Kelly. They later co-starred in a tour of Neil Simon's Chapter Two and married in 1979.

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  • Also known as: Elaine Cancilla Orbach
  • Born: 1940
  • Death: Apr 1, 2009

Roles (14)

Chicago Playbill - June 1975 Chicago (1975)
Opened Jun 3, 1975
  • as Velma Kelly (Standby - Replacement)
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Cry For Us All - April 1970 Cry for Us All (1970)
Opened Apr 8, 1970
  • as Fiona Quigley (Original)
  • as Bessie Legg (Understudy - Original)
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Sweet Charity Playbill - May 1967 Sweet Charity (1966)
Opened Jan 29, 1966
  • as Old Maid (Original)
  • as Married Couple (woman) (Original)
  • as Ensemble (Original)
  • as Nickie (Understudy - Original)
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Flora the Red Menace Playbill - Opening Night, May 1965 Flora, the Red Menace (1965)
Opened May 11, 1965
  • as Maggie (Original)
  • as Dancer (Original)
  • as Comrade Charlotte (Understudy - Original)
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Here's Love Playbill - Dec 1963 Here's Love (1963)
Opened Oct 3, 1963
  • as Dancer (Original)
  • as Clerk (Original)
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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Playbill - April 1962 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961)
Opened Oct 14, 1961
  • as Dancer (Original)
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Fiorello! Playbill - Aug 1960 Fiorello! (1959)
Opened Nov 23, 1959
  • as Dancer (Original)
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