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    I can't wait to see the new L&O....I love all of them, although I do find myself falling asleep at times as well (guess I'm getting old)...although I am glad to hear it will be on Friday nights....I don't htink I watch anything faithfully that night yet....
    I miss Lenny...and would LOVE to see Chris again!!
    I don't mind Serena, but it will be nice to get a fresh ADA....
    I miss Schiff...I really liked him....I really like Sam Waterson (is that right??) as the DA...

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    More Xmas "L & O" marathons on TNT!!

    More mini-marathons of "L & O" this weekend:

    TNT has a four-hour mini-marathon on Christmas Day from 4:00-8:00 PM ET/PT, and then on Sunday has two more marathons: In the afternoon from 1:00-8:00 PM ET with several of those episodes repeating in another such early Monday (12/27) from 1:00-6:00 AM ET/PT.

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    i am also addicted to law and order, the original one. though this year i have to admit with out jerry orbach i too have not seen very much. i love special victims unit now since you can watch it on usa channel every night. i can't seem to get that naked picture i have of of the detective who was in OZ on hbo. he looked pretty good without any clothes and her certainly had no problems doing it either.
    my dream team is chris noth, jerry orbach, benson, stabler and ice t. i like ice t much more than i thought i would. once m. moriarity went a little nutso, i didn't like him much. sam waterson gets my vote as best ada.
    i will for sure watch the new show when it comes out. since jerry orbach now has been diagnosed with cancer, i wonder if he will even be on the new show once he gets through with chemo??

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    Jerry Orbach has died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCL
    Jerry Orbach has died.
    Oh no! That is so sad. He was such a great actor.

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    I know. It's as big a shock as Reggie White's death, as while he did have prostate cancer, he was expected to recover.

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    I just heard, too. I loved him.
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    I wonder what's gonna happen with the new series now that Orbach is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepysluggo
    I wonder what's gonna happen with the new series now that Orbach is gone.
    He was actually only going to be a secondary character on that show... Sort of use him to get the ball rolling and then he would phase out... He was 69 and this role was going to let him cut back to 2 work days a week... I've heard they have quite a few episodes already taped that they're going to air.... I doubt that they will address the absence of his character beyond that...

    I'm sad to hear of his passing though... I LOVE the original Law and Order and watch it almost every night on TNT... Sometimes 2 or 3 times a night...
    Ingorance killed the Cat... Curiousity was framed!

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    Jerry Orbach of 'Law & Order' Dies at 69

    30 minutes ago Entertainment - AP Gossip/Celebrity

    By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

    NEW YORK - Jerry Orbach had a gift for charming audiences his entire career first as a song-and-dance man who starred in musicals on and off Broadway, then for 12 years as a sharp-tongued cop on TV's "Law & Order."

    Along the way, he made films as varied as the gritty crime drama "Prince of the City" and the smash romance "Dirty Dancing."

    Orbach, who died of prostate cancer Tuesday in Manhattan, was beginning another chapter at age 69: He had taken his signature role as Detective Lennie Briscoe to NBC's upcoming spinoff "Law & Order: Trial By Jury."

    With his hangdog puss and loose-limbed gait, Orbach was unmatched at playing the street-smart tough guy. A quintessential New Yorker, he personified his city's well-worn but implacable edge, embodying the Big Apple like few other actors.

    Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (news - web sites) called Orbach "a friend to all New Yorkers" and "a devoted ambassador of the city."

    Orbach's long-time "Law & Order" co-star, S. Epatha Merkerson, remembered him as "as a real good guy who knew everything and everybody. He had a real lust for life and the work he did, and it permeated throughout the set."

    Of course, he presented quite a different picture as the world-weary, recovering alcoholic Briscoe. But even as Briscoe drooped from the burden of everything he'd encountered, both on and off the job, he sized up life with sarcastic asides. For instance, standing over a fresh body on which a receipt from a fancy restaurant was found, he muttered: "Dinner for two? Hope he enjoyed it."

    Orbach had announced in early December that he had prostate cancer. His manager said at the time that he had been receiving treatment since spring, but declined to disclose any particulars about the seriousness of his condition.

    Orbach is expected to appear in early "Trial By Jury" episodes when the show premieres in March.

    "I'm immensely saddened by the passing of not only a friend and colleague, but a legendary figure of 20th-century show business," said Dick Wolf, creator and executive producer of the four "Law & Order" series. "He was one of the most honored performers of his generation. His loss is irreplaceable."

    Orbach started his career as a hoofer who also could carry a tune. Beginning in the 1960s, he starred on Broadway in hit musicals including "Carnival," "Promises, Promises" (for which he won a Tony Award), "42nd Street" and "Chicago."

    "He was an anchor who brought style, security and razzle-dazzle to our original `Chicago' company," said Chita Rivera, Orbach's co-star in that 1975 production. "He was a swell guy."

    In 1960, he was in the original cast of the off-off-Broadway hit "The Fantasticks," playing the Narrator who sang the evocative "Try to Remember." That show went on to run for more than 40 years.

    Lights on Broadway marquees were expected to be dimmed for one minute at curtain time Wednesday night in Orbach's memory.

    Among his film appearances were parts in Woody Allen (news)'s "Crimes and Misdemeanors," "Dirty Dancing" (in which he played Jennifer Grey (news)'s protective dad) and the animated "Beauty and the Beast," in which he voiced the role of the candlestick Lumiere, singing "Be Our Guest."

    It was his cop role in the 1981 drama "Prince of the City" that inspired his "Law & Order" character.

    Born in the Bronx in 1935, Orbach was the son of a vaudeville-performer father and a radio-singer mother. He acted in school plays, then attended Northwestern University's prestigious drama school in suburban Chicago, though he couldn't swing the money to finish. In 1955, he returned to New York to hit the stage.

    In a 2000 interview with The Associated Press, Orbach remembered those days fondly. Money was tight, even with his early successes: He was earning just $45 a week in "The Fantasticks," but "even married, with a son, we lived all right."

    He then began an association with producer David Merrick, appearing in three of Merrick's biggest musical successes, starting in 1961 with "Carnival," in which he played an embittered puppeteer opposite Anna Maria Alberghetti's winsome Lili.

    In "Promises, Promises," the Neil Simon-Burt Bacharach (news)-Hal David musical based on the film "The Apartment," he played Chuck Baxter, the role originated in the movie by Jack Lemmon (news - web sites).

    His biggest hit for Merrick was "42nd Street," which opened on Broadway in 1980 and ran for more than 3,400 performances. In the show, based on the classic backstage movie, Orbach played hard-boiled producer Julian Marsh, who brings the young dancer out of the chorus to replace the show's ailing star.

    In "Chicago," Orbach played money-loving lawyer Billy Flynn, the role Richard Gere (news) inherited in the 2002 film. It was also in that show that he met dancer Elaine Cancilla, whom he married in 1979.

    She survives him, as well as sons Chris and Tony from his first marriage.

    Orbach's first shot at series television was a flop. In "The Law and Harry McGraw," he played a wily but irascible private eye. The show lasted only the 1987-88 season. But four years later he struck gold, succeeding Paul Sorvino at Manhattan's 27th Precinct as "Law & Order" entered its third season.

    "People adored him," said Merkerson, who plays Lt. Van Buren. She recalled sharing lunch one day with Orbach and co-star Benjamin Bratt (news), when several fans approached the table. "Jerry stopped eating to talk to them. But after a while, I whispered to him, `Your food is getting cold.'

    "`Kid,' he replied with a big smile, 'these are the people that keep us going!'"

    Sorry to see him pass. He was the best character on Law and Order.
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