The Electric Commentary

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

RIP: Jerry Orbach

He died Tuesday night of prostate cancer. I used to love Law and Order in its glory days (defined by me as Waterson, Hennessy, the fantastic Steven Hill, Chris Noth, Orbach, and S. Epatha Merkerson, although my favorite episode ever featured Michael Moriarity in the role of DA). Orbach's Lenny Briscoe was the finest character on the show (other than Hill, who took the character of "crotchety old codger" to new heights) and he made my noon to 2:00 lunchtime break during college a pleasure.

Sure he tried to put Baby in a corner, but this should not tarnish his reputation as one of the finest actors ever to grace the small screen.

(Hat tip, Crescat Sententia)


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