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Jerry Orbach Had Storied Career on Stage, Screen

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Jerry Orbach Had Storied Career on Stage, Screen

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Jerry Orbach Had Storied Career on Stage, Screen

Jerry Orbach Had Storied Career on Stage, Screen

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Actor Jerry Orbach, best known for his long-running role as Lennie Briscoe on TV's Law and Order, died Tuesday at age 69. Orbach also enjoyed a successful Broadway career, winning a Tony for his role in Promises, Promises, and appeared in films such as Crimes and Misdemeanors and Dirty Dancing. We listen to a Nov. 21, 1989, interview with Orbach.

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