I see Jerry daily between law and order murder she wrote and the law and Harry McGraw. Excellent actor. Enjoy the after life and see you later.
I really love ya man.
To Jerry Orbach,
You were a wonderful actor. You did a great job playing Jake Houseman in the movie Dirty Dancing, and you just great in the drama series Law and order. My prayers go to you, and your family. Lisa Weiner
I was in shock upon hearing about Jerry Orbach's passing a good actor love law & order. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest In Paradise.
Just watched the episode of Law and Order where you place your belongings in a carton, and leave the precinct quietly with dignity. I have read that this is who you really were- my kind of guy. Thank heavens for all the repeats.
Rest in peace, Jerry
You are always great as young as old you are jerry orbach
The last time I saw Jerry we were police officers in San Diego in the 50's. He was a rookie. He told me that night that he was leaving and that he had a role in the "Fantastics"in New York. He grew that job into a fantastic career and it is with a heavy heart I too watch him when the real "Law and Order" comes on. Proud to have known such a man. Jack Carpenter
"I'm still watching the "SHOW", every night, on where ever it is listed (SMILE)!!!. "God Bless".
My condolences go out to the family of Jerry Orbach for your sad loss.
May the many happy memories Jerry left behind bring comfort to you all. And may the Holy Scriptures help you to cope with the loss, knowing that one day the God of Israel will swallow up death forever.--Isaiah 25:8
May you treasure your memories as they become more precious in the months to come. May it brings you comfort to know that one day all sorrow and death will be a things of the past.(Isaiah 26:19)
WEEP NOT FOR ME
Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.
Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.
I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.
Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.
Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.
Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.
© Joe Fazio
email@example.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
To Jerry Orbach,
I watched you in the movie Dirty Dancing and you did an excellent job. I wish I was able to see you in more films, it's just horrible that I can't. Lisa Weiner
I will always remember you on Murder She Wrote and Dirty Dancing. May you sing and dance forever with a smile.
Sorry to learn of your loss.
I enjoyed seeing that side of him when he starred as the father in Dirty Dancing. He acted like a good father would be, and especially, in the finale of it, to understand and appreciate, as well as apologize, for his wrong thoughts.
He continues to star in the detective tv series, and I miss him, each time I watch him, knowing that he is no longer here.
May he rest in peace, as he will always be remembered, with a memory that would do him proud.
A lovely man in real life and an extremely talented man in his professional life. Your version of 'Try To Remember' is my all time favourite song. Incredible voice. Dear old Lenny Briscoe how I miss him too. Dear Jerry you touched the hearts of thousands and left us far too soon. A 'fan' from the UK.
It has been 5 years since your death, and I still mourn you even though I only knew you from your TV show. I could always see kindness in your eyes and for some reason you touched my very being. May you rest in God's hands.
I love watching Mr.Orbach on Law and Order, that's one of my favorite shows. Blessings to his family
YOUR WERE WONDERFUL. A TREASURE AND A RENAISSANCE MAN.
Jerry was a great actor and my family and I will miss seeing his familiar face on TV. We will remember him always.......
You were wonderful in all the work you did. What a Renaissance Man you were.
I had no idea until now that he was gone. Law and Order and Law and Order: SVU are my all time Favorite shows. Jerry, you were a fantastic actor and I will always be thinking of you. Maybe I'll meet you on the other side.
i'm sorry about jerry orbach, he was a great actor ever
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
i wanna say that i will treasure my name
For some reason I dreamt of you last night. Saying prayers today that the Lord will give you what you need, especially to enter heaven if you're not already there..
dear jerry ohrbach our beloved "lenny briscoe on law and order he made briscoe seem larger than life sardonic wisecracking manner the "look" sort of sideways at his partner and a almost sad reflection in his i say as a woman beautiful expressive eyes. farewell dear man, we hardly knew ye yet we knew lenny well R.I.P.
I just saw Jerry in a documentary about the Golden Age of Broadway. One of the few actors whose death made me cry. Sorely missed. Jerry, we hardly knew ye.
It is still hard to believe that Mr. Orbach is no longer with us. Illness and death just rob us of our joy in life. Thankfully we have hope in our Creator's promise of a paradise where sickness & death will no more be. I send my thoughts to the Orbach family as they continue to cope each day with their pain.
a great actor, sadly missed
We get to see Jerry every now and then on reruns--Leaves a pinch in my heart--Yes he is missed by many the world over--my condolence to his family and friends
i always adored you on law and order you were always my favorite and the one with all the wisecracks i will miss your smile and your sense of humor rest in peace my friend
I hread about your death in the newspper I will miss you on tv and
you are my favortie actor on tv I watch every day on law and order
and I cry every day I think about you every day and you have nice family they care about you and I miss so much
ive always liked jery orbachs acting law and order also asfar back in the movie dirty dancing he will be missed i was really shocked when i heard of his death.
I'll always treasure the memory of seeing you on Broadway in "42nd Street". It was a thrill of a lifetime. Thank you, Jerry. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
There was and will be No One like Jerry Ohrbach. What a shame that he had to leave us so soon. Will never forget him. Bless you Jerry.
Jerry was my favorite actor on Law and Order. I love watching the reruns. His comebacks are classic. His legacy will live on forever. My sympathy goes out to his friends and family.
We still watch Law and Order - sometimes many episodes a day. The stage performances as well as the TV role always were superb.
I hope to find a biography about him soon. Please know that even the folks here in South Texas loved him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
you are good actor on tv and When
I watch law and order every night
With my parents at dinner and when
you die I was starting to cry.
I think the character of Lenny Briscoe is one of the greatest TV detectives of all time. I loved his sarcastic one liners and he seemed to have great chemistry with whomever he worked with. He will be missed!
I was always entertained by Mr Orbach's performances. He came across as a nice person, and I was saddened when I heard of his passing. I still enjoy his work, and in this sense he will always live on. Sincerely,
i don't know if he was my family ,any way i'll remember you for ever.
Lenny Briscoe was the best! I still get misty eyed every time I watch Law and Order.
rest in peace jerry orbach.
THE SHOW ISNT THE SAME WITHOUT YOU. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
We had a dear friend to give us for Christmas CD's of all of the earlier shows. Believe me, we will watch them over and over. It is just not the same without Jerry. Please know that millions of fans will never forget such a wonderful person and actor. He was so real and just like a friend to our entire family.
I hope your family feels better knowing that so many people miss him.
So much time has gone by since his passing, but I still can't believe Jerry is gone. Although I didn't ever have the honor of knowing him in person, after watching him on television most of my life, I felt a bond towards him. Keeping his family in my prayers always.
I miss seeing Jerry on L/ORD.& I have been a fan of his since his days on MRD./S./Wrote. He was one of the best...Now he's in Higher Hands but he will be trully missed down here always...Take Care my friend as Canada misses you as much as New York(U.S.A.)
I just turned to my husband last night, as we were watching Jerry, and I said, "I still miss him."
It's been one year since you died and I still watch your t.v show. I could never stop watching it no matter what happens. I still love u in all things you've done.
AN ENTIRE YEAR HAS PASSED AND I STILL MISS YOU AS I KNOW YOUR FAMILY DOES ALSO, BUT KNOWING I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF SEEING YOU DAILY IN THE LAW & ORDER SERIES EASES THE SADNESS I FEEL KNOWING THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER HERE.
REST IN PEACE, JERRY
JERRY ITS BEEN 1 YEAR SINCE YOU LEFT US I STILL GET TO WATCH YOU SHOWS YOU WERE THE BEST SO LONG DETECTIVE LENNIE BRISCOE IT WILL SAME AGAIN WITH OUT YOU
Hi Orbach Family,
I had just had surgery a few weeks before Jerry passed. I was really saddened, but I could not get the energy to sign his guestbook. I am just getting completely on my feet. I wanted to still express my sincere sympathy to you. I miss Jerry in the hit "Law & Order". He had sarcastic jokes that always made me smile. I grew such a passion for the show during my recovery that I could not even talk to my mother on the phone while his show was on.
This world has so many negative things going on in it, so when you see good guys like Jerry pass away, its like O No!, all the good are gone, who is going to keep goodness around. Thankfully though God has the whole situation in control. That is my hope and I also wanted to pass it on to you.
"...he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore..." Revelation 21:3,4
This will be your first Christmas without your beloved. I know he will be with you in spirit. He was such a wonderful person and made some many people love him. I still watch some of his old TV shows. Actually no one will ever be able to replace him. I mean no one. He was one of a kind and the King of Television.
Jerry, I know you are heaven. All of the many students at A&M have loved you so much. I just got my new IPOD where I can download some of your old Law & Order. Now in between classes, I can look at some of your old Law & Order. You were the best, and as far as I am concerned, no one will ever be able to replace you.
I am a huge fan of Law & Order, but it isn't the same without "Lenny Briscoe". He was so wonderful to watch, and it's amazing how much I grew to care about that character over the years. It is a testament to Mr. Orbach's talent. My sympathy to his loved ones.
Good-bye lenny, job well done!
I LOVE JERRY HE WILL ALWAYZ BE IN MY HEART.
My husband and I adored Jerrey Orbach. He watches so many Law and Order reruns just to hear Mr. Orbachs punch lines or to hear him just talk. His death was a shock and He is one I think everyone will miss and adore. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Orbach family.
I love watching your show and you will be missed so much. Rest in peace.
Bob Giroux ( Dracut Ma.)
The world has lost a star
Law and Order was one of my favorite shows and Mr. Orbach was the reason why. I would even sit up late at night to catch reruns. He will be deeply missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
I am an actress my parents never understood my love of the arts. When Mr. Orbach passed my parents both cried and said how much they loved his character and what a great actor he was and how they felt like they knew him. I said now do you understand. Jerry Orbach is my example and if I can touch people like him with my talent and have people talk about me with such love when I am gone.....I will have done well....Thanks Jerry for everything I will miss you too....a light has been dimmed in the the swirling pool of stars.
They tried the rest amd found you were the best.
Mr. Orbach was one of the best actors that I have seen in a long time... I enjoyed him in Law & Order and also in Dirty Dancing.. He will be missed...
I was so saddened by Mr. Orbachs death, I cried when I heard of his passing. I loved him in Law & Order, it will not be the same without him, I watched it every week. I wish I could have met him, he seemed like such a gentleman, a kind man. I always thought he looked like my dad, especially in Dirty Dancing. I will miss him. My prayers will always be with his family.
I cannot believe how sad I still feel about the loss of Jerry. His passing has affected me more than any other famous personality. My Mom and I have watched every episode of "Law & Order" and he has truely been a part of our family. I also loved him in "FX", it was a great movie.
I am dreading and looking forward to the new "Law & Order" series as I know I will be happy to see him again and sad to think this was during the last part of his life. I will always love him and miss Lenny B.
To The Orbach Family
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Jerry.Although we
never had the priviledge to meet him we felt he was a member of our family as he was in our living room every night. He was truly one of the great ones and will be missed forever.Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Ken & Judy Lishman from Canada
I was truly saddened by the passing of Jerry Orbach.
Law & Order is 1 of only a few shows that I watch. He was a terrific actor & from what I heard from his fellow actors, a terrific human being.
My mother and I almost cried when we found out he had died. I hope his wife had as nice a life as I'd like to think she had.
My heart goes out to your family, you were a brilliant actor and can never be replaced.
May I add my name to the list of adoring fans who will miss the brilliant Mr. Ohrbach. He brought so many memorable characters to life both on stage, and later on television. His charm, joie de vivre, and sincerity were evident, even as the unforgettable Lennie Briscoe, or the silver tongued Billy Flynne in "Chicago." He did it all flawlessly and he will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered.
I adored Jerry Orbach, and I cried the morning I heard he had passed away. I heard he was sick, but the doctors expected a complete recovery, this was 3 weeks before he died, so this came as a shock. I will miss him terribly, and I just loved him as an actor. I felt like I knew him, and I did write to him a few times. He always sent me a lovely photo back.
God bless you Jerry. You'll be missed. With love, Lynda
Jerry was part of our daily life and we felt as though we had lost a member of our family when we heard that he passed away. He was a great talent, from the Fantastiks to "Lumiere" and then of course, Law and Order, which we watched faithfully when he became an anchor of the show.
What sadness we feel. Our condolences to his family and friends. We grieve with you.
Marsha and Carl Michels
im a big fan of Jerry Orbach and im heartbroken because of his death.i miss him dearly and will never forget him.all of my prayers go out to Jerry.
JERRY YOU WERE THE BEST NO ONE WIL EVRR REPLACE YOU GOOD 1 LINERS ON LAW AND ORDER I AM GOING TO MISS YOU SYMPATHY TO YOU FAMILY AND ALL THAT YOU WORKED WITH ON LAW AND ORDER YOU WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL
I do not keep up with current events. I just found out yesterday that one of my favorite actors passed away.
I absolutely adored him and my children loved is voice in Beauty and the Beast.
My heart goes out to his family and all the millions who feels the same way I do.
My deepest sympathy to The Orbach Family. Law and Order will NEVER be the same.
My condolences to the Orbach family. May you rest in peace. I was very saddened to hear of your passing. I loved you in Dirty Dancing. You were a very talented actor. God bless you
From the Fantastiks to Law and Order, Jerry Ohrbach was a fine actor,a gentleman and a classic New Yorker.
I am very saddened by his passing.
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Jerry Orbach. I would like to send my condolencies to his family.I only got to know his work through the t.v. programe Law and Order but enjoyed evey episode due to Mr Orbachs portrayal of Lennie.
(glasgow Scotland U.K.)
I am so sorry to learn of the too soon passing of Jerry Orbach. My heartfelt condolences to his friends and family. Lenny Briscoe will always be one of the best loved TV detectives. Jerry, you'll be missed.
sadly missed but not forgotten
I have loved Jerry Orbach since he played in 'The Fantastics' and watch the Law & Order re-runs every day!
He will be sorely missed.
My deepest condolences to the Orbach family. My heart broke upon hearing of Jerry's passing. I am a fan of Law & Order, but found it harder to enjoy when he left the show - just wasn't the same without "Lennie". I was waiting patiently to see him again in the latest L & O spinoff. His talents and his personality will be sorely missed by all.
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry Orbach . I fell love with his acting ability and him in Dirty Dancing and have tried to make it a point to watch everything he did . He was my favorite actor on Law and Order . What a talented man ..You will most certainly be missed . May God bless your family .
To the family of Jerry Orbach. I am so sorry for you loss. Mr. Orbach was first class. He will always be remembered.
To the Jerry Orbach Family,
Our sincere condolences on your loss. Mr.Orbach's character in Law & Order was loved,tough,yet ever so mesmerizing, and my husband and I felt so terrible upon hearing of his death. It was indeed, like losing a dear friend. May God Bless You and give you strength.
Mrs. C. Capuchino
I will always remember you as a part of my childhood growing up in Chelsea in Manhattan. Playing softball with the street gang with Tony in Al's parking lot. You were a regular guy to us. God Bless.
To: Tony and Chris,
Although I havent been able to keep in contact over our adult years in our lives, my thoughts are with you Stay strong during your loss.
Take Care of yourselves. Always, Milton
Our family has watched this gentlemens work for years. My children loved him in Beauty and the Beast. Our 17 year old daughter has multiple health problems, and no matter how bad she felt, whenever Jerry Orbach comes on the TV as Lenny Briscoe she perks up. He seemed to be a true gentlemen and we are extremely saddened by his death. He was one in a million, and he will be truly missed. He will forever be a favorite in this house.
I was saddened to hear of Mr Orbach's passing. We will miss his talent and his offering of great acting. My condolences to his family. May God bless you.
I cried. I love Jerry and will miss him so much. It was like losing a grandfather and a daily reminder of great acting.
I Loved The Acting Talent Of This
Great Man. He Will Be Missed
BEING A LONG TIME FAN AND ADMIRER OF JERRY ORBACH AS BOTH AN ACTOR AND A PERSON, HIS LOSS WILL BE FELT FOR A VERY LONG TIME. I WAS PLEASED THAT HIS PEERS APPRECIATED HIM AS MUCH AS HIS FANS AND THE LIGHTS OF BROADWAY AND OUR TELEVISIONS WILL ALWAYS BE A BIT DIMMER WITHOUT THIS WONDERFUL MAN, DEEPEST REGRETS TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS...GOD BLESS
I was both shocked and deeply saddened by the death of Jerry Orbach. What a gifted actor. I feel like I have lost an old friend. I was saddened when he left Law and Order, the theatre and Wednesday nights will not be the same without him. We love you Jerry.
I would like to thank Mr. Orbach's family for sharing him with us, his audience, for so many years. Take comfort in the knowledge that his very special talents made a real difference in people's lives. What a neat person he was.
I'm just stunned. I haven't kept up and didn't know Mr. Orbach was so sick. What a great actor. What a loss.
I was so sad to hear of Jerry's passing. I saw him in Dirty Dancing,murder she wrote and of course law and order he was great I never met him but I feel like I lost a best friend. He will be missed. My best to his family and friends....
He was the reason I became hooked on Law and Order.
Shocked to hear of his passing.
Condolances to his family.
we will miss his great talent. my prayers are with his family.
I was so very sorry to learn of Jerry's death. Last year I had found out that he had cancer and started praying for him then ...
He is out of pain now aND AT REST GOD BLESS YOU JERRY, SLEEP ON AND take your rest we love you but God loves you best...............
I was shocked to learn of Jerry Orbach's death.I have seen almost all of the shows and continue to watch all the repeats. He was a great actor and had tremendous expression. I was a Police Officer in the Metroplitan Police in London (now retired)and followed this series for years. I am truly sad, he became a friend without actually meeting him, but one felt that you really did know him. He will be missed greatly here. My love to his family, god bless you gerry.
How sad I was to hear of Jerrys untimely death,he was a truly great Actor, and will be sadly missed, I never missed an episode of L.O.when it came to Britain, it will not be the same without Jerry
my Sincere Sympathy go to Jerrys Family--Farewell Old Friend
I will miss Mr. Orbach's entertaining very much.
He has come to be like a good friend that I got to see on tv at least a couple of times a week.
And his talent....well, a real old fashioned "song and dance" man...so few of them left.
Someone I shall never forget.
I was shocked to hear about the passing of Jerry Orbach. He was a great actor and singer. Law and Order will never be the same without Jerry. I'll miss him.
My heartfelt sympathy to his family.
Sarah Strassberg, a fan
Everyone Just Like To Say I Was Hit Hard When Jerry Passed I Grew Up Watching Murder She Wrote And Law And Order My Fav Person Star Has Always Been Lennie Brisco Im Pretty Down Atm It Has Hit Me So Hard Ill Always Respect This Man And What He Has Done For One Of My Favourite Shows Law And Order He Really Did Rock Anyways Everyone That Share The Same Pain I Do Take Care And RIP LENNIE BRISCO/Jerry Orbach
When I heard the news of Jerry Orbach's passing, I was deeply saddened. Over the years I have spent more time with his character Lennie Briscoe than most anyone in my life. Even though I didn't really know him, it felt like losing a close friend. The world will miss him greatly. I certainly do.
I knew Jerry Orbach was battling cancer, but I thought he had it beat. I heard the news on my car radio and nearly veered into the other lane because it caught me so off guard; and, before I knew it, I was weeping over a man I never met...but felt like I knew. I am so very sad he is gone. He was a genuine talent and will be sorely missed.
I was stunned when the death of Mr. Orbach was announced. He was an actor's actor. His passing made my heart hurt. i am not a "celebrity person'' per se but Jerry was the best. It is difficult to believe he is gone. In my mind he will live forever. He leaves a wonderful legacy. My heartfelt condolences to his family. Tears are coming these eyes. God Bless.
I was deeply sadened by the death of Mr. Orbach. I was an advid fan of him in Law and Order. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.
I will miss the sardonic wit of Jerry. He will always be the legend of L/O.
Here's tae us,
wha's like us.
I WAS VERY MUCH TAKEN BACK LAST NIGHT WATCHING LAW & ORDER & AT THE END IT WAS IN MEMORY OF. WOW I SURE LIKED HIS ACTING . HE WAS IN MURDER SHE WROTE ALSO. HE SURE FIT IN EVERYWHERE. MY NEIGHOR & I WILL DEEPY MISS HIM. I LOVE ALL MYSTERY & LAW SHOWS. MY DEEPIST SYMPHONIES FOR HIS FAMILY.
Our condolences go out to the Orbach family. Mr Orbach was truly one of our favorite actors. We looked forward to his wit and undeniable passion of his work on Law and Order each and every week. He will truly be missed on earth. But now he is playing on the biggest stage of them all, the one in heaven. May God Bless Your Family, and know you will be in our prayers in this time of sadness
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Jerry Orbach. He was an excellent actor, as well as a gifted singer. He will be truly missed. My condolences to his family.
i just want to express my sympathy to the family and say i am really sorry for your loss.
Jerry Orbach will be missed by all of us L/O die hard fans. He was always one of my favorite characters, maybe because I liked him so much in Dirty Dancing. He played the kind and caring father all girls wished we had had. My prayers to his family and I hope we will be able to continue enjoying the all his reruns for years to com.
Sincerely, Sherry, a great fan
To Jerry's family - from my lips to his ears - Jerry - you provided me countless hours of entertainment, tension and intrigue in your role with Law and Order. I only wish I'd seen you in your earlier Broadway roles. You are a gem and I will miss you always.
I just learned of Jerry's passing this Jan. 5th eve following another L-n-O showing. I had no idea that he was ill and I am sad. I was sad to see him leave the program as I was an advide lover of the character he protrade. Never over the top, never too hip or too knowledgable yet ever lovable. To his family, extended such as us, all my blessings for having such a wonderful actor bringing to life such a respectable person. I can only hope that the affection for his character was translated directly from the man named Jerry.
He made the soul of his characters come alive
I was very sad when Jerry left Law and Order and I was even sadder when my husband told me he had passed away. I was even in New York City when I heard the news. He seemed like a wonderful person as well as a comical and talented actor. Too bad I never got to meet him in person. My condolences go out to his family, friends, and co-workers. You will truly be missed but your work and your wisecracks will live on in history :)
I met Mr. Orbach on a trip to New York city. He was filming in front of a museum. Heand his wife took time to talk with my friend and I. He was a fine gentleman and will be missed
My mother and I wish to extend our condolences to Jerry's family,friends and colleagues. As a long time musical comedy buff, I of course remember his wonderful voice, but also thouroughly enjoyed him as "Harry McGraw". Didnt seem much of him in L & O. but am sure he was terrific! I wonder how many people know that he was the one who first sang "Try to remember"
Lee Ann and Mary Ann Holly
Jerry inspired me to act and remain in the industry which is so hard to thrive in. It's a long road and Mr. Orbach lived with dignity and nothing else but class. He brought such charisma to characters, no one else could accomplish. With all your triumphs I wish you the best Jerry wherever you are. God bless you.
First, my condolences to Jerry Ohrbach's family. He will be truly missed.
On one occasion when my friend and I were in an Atlantic City Hotel and Casino; she noticed Jerry walk by and he was headed for the Men's room. Well, I started to follow and waited for him to come out. I was waiting a resectful distance away. When I saw him, I asked if I could shake his hand. He replied, "Sure, I just washed them".
He was so earthy, kind and a gentleness in his voice.
I will miss him dearly.
I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of a great actor whose immense talent made it look so effortless. Jerry Orbach was one of those rare individuals that you felt you knew even without meeting him. From stage to screen, he never disappointed his audience. One of the greats - he will be missed.
Our deepest sympathy to the Orbach family..This man was great both as an actor and a person..May good be with you.
I will miss Jerry Ohrbach on television so much - what will we do without his wisecracks on a Law and Order episode? My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
January 1, 2005
One of my very favorite actors is gone with the passing of Jerry Orbach. I have always made it a point to watch shows that Jerry is in. I watch Law and Order faithfully - thank goodness for reruns! He was a man of many talents and will be greatly missed. My condolances and prayers go to his dear family. May he rest in peace.
Sharon Burt (Salt Lake City, UT )
When I wrote this on Jan. 1st I didn't realize that I had seen Jerry in the first and only off-broadway show that I've seen - The Fantastiks! As I have read the many comments it has stirred memories and I have been able to recall his performance. I do remember his wonderful voice and I have found and even greater love and respect for this man! However, he will always be, first and foremost, Lenny Brisco to me. What an amazing man.
I am terribly saddened by the death of one of my favorite actors, Jerry Orbach. I saw him on Broadway many times, saw all of his movies, and watched every episode of Law & Order. My condolences to his family. He was truly beloved.
Was so dissapointed when Jerry left Law and Order.
Saw the very 1st show and still watching.
Felt a sincere loss when I heard the news of his death.
My heartfelt sympathy to his family and co-workers.
I will truely miss him.
His fun way of wise cracks made me smile.
I'll miss you.
I could always count on Lennie to make me chuckle during L&O. No matter how grime a crime scene was, you could expect a wisecrack or two. I have joked to friends that I had to get home on Wednesday nights so I could see my "boyfriend". I fell in love with him in "Dirty Dancing", continued the adoration with L&O. When I heard he was leaving the show, I mourned the loss of a great character, actor, and man. I was so happy to hear about the new L&O and the chance to see him again. I will get my chance in the three episodes filmed before his death. I also get to see him most everyday, thanks to TNT. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Upon hearing the heartbreaking news, I immediately had a tattoo of his name where my heart is. He has touched so many people, wether we had met him or not. He is/was someone I'd love to have as a father
You were a "landmark" in our home. May you rest in peace.
I enjoyed you in Theater and Television. You gave my family and I, so many wonderful hours of laughter and joy. Our sympathy to the Orbach family. You will be remembered and greatly missed.
Our most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. Lennie seemed like everyones friend.
My husband and I are long term fans of Law & Order, and miss Jerry's appearances very much. We loved his character, too! And we were looking forward to his new series; he will be missed. Please give our regards to his family.
There are no words to describe the great loss I feel. Jerry was my favorite actor and Law and Order isn't the same. I just loved The Law and Harry McGraw as well as his many appearances on Murder She Wrote. He truly was a gift to his many fans, his talent will be remembered. I want to offer my prayers for the family and his many friends. Joy T
Jerry Orbach, throughout his life and career, was both a true professional in every sense of the word, and a genuine gentleman, heart and soul. A spirit so fiercely bright and vibrant can never hope to burn forever, but his spark will forever remain with those of us deeply touched by it. I'm grateful for that spark, and for the opportunity to watch it burn for as long as it did, though it was dimmed far too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, coworkers and the millions who will, like me, miss him with a deep and abiding sadness.
Although I just started watching L.A. Law I think you were the best. I thought you were great in Dirty Dancing. Deepest sympathy to your family and friends.
He was "the man" of Law and Order. No other detective show has ever featured a character like him...super tough on the bad guys but at the same time able to lighten the mood of the depravity of crime with his wit and humor.
You are missed and loved, Jerry.
I LOVED HIM IN DIRTY DANCING AND LAW AND ORDER. HE WAS A GREAT ACTOR AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. REST IN PEACE.
Jerry was awesome as an actor. I'm sure he was a great person too. I love Law & order. Jerry, May you Rest in Peace my friend.
I only started watching L&O three years ago and Jerry Orbach instantly captured my heart. Although I was adapting to his absence on L&O this past year, it's hard to imagine world completely deprived of him. I am deeply sorry for Orbach's surviving family. They're in my prayers.
RIP Jerry Orbach
You blew every other Billy Flynn out of the water.
He made Law and Order - Will miss his sarcasm in the show
As a Jerry Orbach fan I will always remeber him as a man of honor and integrity. My hart and prayers are with his family.
I am sorry to hear of your passing. May you rest in peace with the other angels.
An Angel In The Sky Must Leave His Place Of Rest,
Gently Tucking His Wings Beneath His Armored Vest.
For Duty Has Called, There Is Much Work To Do
Little Did He Know, This One Is Dressed In Blue.
Arriving On The Scene, He Knows Just What To Say,
"Follow Me, Fallen Brother, I'll Show You The Way."
"Your Duty Has Ended, Your Work Is Now Through."
"Come Hand Your Hat Beside Mine. I'm A Cop, Too."
I was saddened to hear of the death of Mr.Orbach. He was one of the greatest actors that ever portrayed a detective. I loved his wise cracks and his "New Yorker" attitude. Luckily, TNT runs the series over and over again, so I am sure I can see him daily. Best Wishes to the family at this time of loss. May you find great comfort in knowing that he was greatly admired.
My deepest sympathy to his family.
I hope the Lord is smiling at Lennie's jokes.
i like what you do on tv.and i enjoy the tv.show. thank you for being a good actor.
My deepest condolences to the family of Jerry Orbach. The world had lost a great talent. May Jerry be remembered for his wonderful contributions to art and cinema.
God bless his family.
Love Law & Order, thought Jerry was the best police officer on the force. Loved you in Dirty Dancing and many of your other movies. Was looking forward to seeing you in the new spin off. You will be greatly missed. Sherri (a fan)
me and my mother just love law in order thats the only thing i watch on tv iam gonna miss you love miller family to the family iam so sorry about your lost may god bless youll in keep youll threw this hard time.
My most heartfelt sympathies go out to the Orbach family. Mr. Orbach was a wonderful actor. He was so natural and sincere of an actor that you felt you were in the moment as well and not watching a show. from his charming personality, to the adorable curly wave in his hair. He was a classic and will be sadly missed.
IT SADDENS ME TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF JERRY B ORBACH HE WAS A GREAT MAN AND A GOOD ACTOR ON LAW AND ORDER YOU WILL NEVER FORGOTTON MY THOUGHTS GO TO THE ORBACH FAMILY FROM DAVID LANGFORD LAUNCESTON TASMANIA AUSTRAILIA
My family and I, together with hundreds of Australian families, share a deep sense of loss and shock at the passing of a great entertainer, both sombre and humourous. God bless you Jerry.
My favourite actor from my favourite show. I was deeply saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. I'd like to express my deepest sympathy to Jerry's family. I would have loved to have had the opportunity to visit New York and meet the perfect TV cop.
To the family of one of the great actors of the 20th century. His acting helped make 'Law and Order' one of the best shows on television. He will be missed for years to come.
loved jerry on Law and Order and Dirty Dancing. One of the reasons i watched Law and Order You are the greatest!
You played a sardonic character on the show but you could not fool me. That was your talent. i loved the singing, dancing, laughing Jerry Orbach. You are missed.
Just letting the family know that my prayers and thoughts are with you all..........and wanting to say that I thought Jerry was a very talented actor!! He will be terribly missed on stage, tv and movies!!
MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY OF JERRY, I WAS A BIG FAN OF HIM AND HE WILL BE MISSED FOR HIS ROLE IN LAW AND ORDER. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HIM AND THE FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL
My most heartfelt sympathies go out to the Orbach family. Mr. Orbach was a wonderful actor. He was so natural and sincere of an actor that you felt you were in the moment as well and not watching a show. He had a charismatic way that reminds me much of my own father, from his charming personality, to the adorable curly wave in his hair. He was a classic and will be sadly missed.
I had no idea until now that you had died. I stumbled upon this and I a shocked. You were great at what you did. Thank you.
To The Orbach Family
My condolences on the loss of your Husband & Father. He was a great actor and now sleeps in the Arms of the Angels. All of you are in my prayers
My father and I have been huge fans of Law and Order for several years and great fans of Jerry Orbach. The year of 2004 took several great people with it, including my father. Blessings to the Orbach family as you get through this difficult time and know that watching Jerry and hearing the "doink" "doink" sound brings back favorite memories of watching the show with dad. Jerry Orbach was excellent in eveything he touched and continue to be proud of his works. He will not be forgotten.
I was very sad to see you leave Law & Order and now to see you depart this life. You are truly a brilliant actor that will be dearly missed. You are among the angels, now you can rest in peace.
You were an inspiration to me Mr. Orbach. You had your name in lights yet you were so humble, simple, and true. You are what a true actor is. I will dearly miss you. Take care.
So sorry to hear about the loss of this great man/ actor he will be missed
I can't imagine Law and Order without Jerry Orbach. His portrayal of Lenny was so realistic. He gave such a great performance in every episode and made it my favorite show. I an sorry for your loss and feel that it is a loss for all of us.
To the Orbach family, I am very sorry for your loss. Jerry Orbach will truly be missed. He made the Bronx proud.
we will miss you jerry thanks for the memories and the many hours of entertainment you gave us. Rest in peace. we love you and you will always be in our hears.
Through the years, I have been saddened by the deaths of many fine actors and actresses, but somehow the passing of Jerry Orbach touched me more profoundly. Perhaps it was the combination of toughness and sadness that he portrayed in his character of Lennie Briscoe. He represented a "real person" with whom I could identify. I will truly miss him. I have heard him sing "Try to Remember" several times in the last couple of days and it always brings tears to my eyes.
i loved watching him play on law and order i was sad to see him leave the show and even more sad to here about him passing away he will be missed.
I am saddened to hear of your loss, may God bless your loved ones and you will be missed, but not forgotten.
You were one of my favorites on Law and Order. I was saddened to see you leave the show and now I am deeply saddened that you have gone home. REST IN PEACE!
To the Orbach family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Jerry will be greatly missed.
Although I never met you personally I truly fell in love with you as Jake "Baby's" dad in Dirty Dancing and went on to love you just as much in L/O. My condolences to your family...your legacy will surely live on.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. You will be missed
I was saddened to hear thar Mr Orbach had passed away. As I was a big fan of Law mnd Order.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Orbach family.
I always loved Jerry Orbach as Lenny Briscoe, being a huge Law and Order fan. But once I discovered that he was also a Broadway musical star, I loved him even more. Once I discovered that he was in "The Fantastiks", I bought the recording of "Try to Remember". His voice is amazingly beautiful and listening to now makes me cry. Jerry Orbach was a treasure and he will be missed by me and the entertainment community.
I always felt a connection with Jerry Orbach since the first time I saw in on tv. There was a feeling of how natural he was as an actor. His knowing smile was just an extension of a wonderful actor. He brought me many hours of pleasure in many performances through the year. My thoughts are with his family at this time. He was a person to you, not an actor but please know, he brought a lot of happiness to people throughout the years, from Dirty Dancing, Murder, She Wrote, Law & Order, & of course, his Broadway performances. So sorry for his loss!!
Jerry Orbach was a great actor. He will be missed. Lennie Briscoe is one of my favorite all time tv characters. My sympathy to his family.
I believe I saw Jerry playing the piano in Manhattan around the late 70's.
He was very good and the thing that impressed me the most was the way his personality shined through in his performance.
You felt like you knew him and after so many shows you felt like he was family.
My heartfelt sympathies...
Remember, the candle that burns the brightest only burns half as long.
His candle lit up the sky.
Dear Orbach family- I am so sorry for the loss of Jerry. I enjoyed watching his show weekly. I also watch the old shows on TNT. I loved watching the way he would come accross as a strong and serious dective. I will miss seeing him on Law & Order. I wish the best for your family. Thanks Bill Berger
Thanks to the program "Biography" on A&E I learned of Jerry's musical talents which gave me added pleasure. I've enjoyed his acting for years and will continue to do so. Thank you for sharing him. Sincerely, Mrs. Frankie Iverstine
To Family, Friends, Loved Ones, and the Colleagues of Mr. Jerry Orbach,
I, along with so many people all over the U.S. and the world, was terribly saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Jerry Orbach. I will remember him fondly because he was such a talented man and truly gifted in his craft.
I am so grateful to TNT for their tribute all week to Mr. Orbach; and, now, I am able to watch the Law & Order 12-Hour Marathon all day as TNT is enabling all us to "celebrate the life and work" of Mr. Orbach, who will be with us for many, many years to come as we can always watch him in episodes of (the Original) Law & Order, as well as other movies that he played in over his impressive career.
It is hard to believe that after his first episode on Law & Order, Mr. Orbach went on to stay with the show for 12 more years. He will be sorely missed. I do look forward to being able to watch a few episodes of him in the upcoming spin off of Law & Order: Trial by Jury.
I pray for all that knew him and all that worked with Mr. Orbach, along with his family, friends, loved ones and devoted fans, that we will be comforted during this time of bereavement. And, this is from someone who does not get "star struck," over actors and entertainers, but one who does love to watch and hear people who are simply good at what they do. We sometimes don't realize how much time and effort it takes to perfect a craft, such as acting, which makes me appreciate Mr. Orbach's body of work that much more.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Orbach.
From our family to the family of Jerry Orbach,our prayers are with you and having lost a family member last week, we can truely say we know how you are feeling.
You made me a true fan of Law & Order. You will truly be missed. I will remain a loyal fan of the series,but will definitely miss Briscoe.
I was deeply saddened by the passing of Jerry Orbach. I felt as though I lost a dear friend. That is the memory that he has left behind in my household. He was a daily icon on the television, in the weekly series and the reruns. Law and Order was not the same after he left. "Lennie was my favorite character on the show. He will be dearly missed, and I wish to express my condolences to his entire family.
Jerry will be sadly missed. I loved him as an actor and I thought that he played the most dramatic roles of any actor. I love him in Law and Order, as well as Beauty and the Beast and Dirty Dancing. Great movies Jerry you will be sadly missed by all. We'll continue to watch your movies over and over again... God Bless you and your family...
My husband and I just heard this morning of the passing of Jerry Ohrbach. We loved him in Chicago on Broadway and came to know him as "Lennie" in Law and Order. His portrayal was so real that we felt we knew him and feel as though we have lost a friend. We hope that he did not suffer. Our sincere condolences to his family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Family and Friends of Jerry Orbach. We will him dearly.
Lenny Briscoe made L&O more than just another good cop show-- he was comfortable, he was comforting, he was a wiser version of one of us. I feel like I've lost a favorite uncle!
Thanks for countlees hours of enjoyment, Jerry. From Law and Order, to Dirty Dancing to the stage, you were special.
See you in heaven, brother
Jerry Orbach was my favorite actor on Law and Order. His wonderful presence and sense of humor will be greatly missed. He will live on in our hearts forever. My condolences go out to his family and friends.
You are dearly missed. I love Law and Order, but it is just not the same with out you on there. I do not watch it as much any more because of you. I wish your family the best, and God Bless all of you.
I am not a celebrity-follower or major fan of any entertainer; however, the passing of Jerry Orbach has saddened me deeply. His role in Law and Order was one of the highlights of the show. He was a talented entertainer and a natural on stage. My deepest sympathy to his family and his colleagues. Thank you to TNT for the respectful memorial added to their programming. Sharon Shipley Troute
The loss of Jerry Orbach was like losing a member of my own family. He made the character of Briscoe come alive and you almost saw him as a real person. I loved his wisecracks and he didn't mind showing the emotions of his character. Thank goodness for syndication, I will still be able to see my dear friend. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family, friends, and fellow cast members. Jerry you will always be in my heart and I will always miss you and love you.
Mr. Orbach, May you rest in peace, my heart and prayers go out to your family. I lost my grandfather the very same day, this is a very sad week for me. You were loved by many.
My condolences to Jerry's family. Since hearing the news of his death, I have felt such a loss. I liked him as an actor and would have liked him as a man--kind and gentle as I imagined him to be.
I guess the clue to my sadness is that I feel that I knew him personally which I did not. He, however, passed away from the same dreadful disease of that of my late husband just two years ago. This struck such a cord that the sadness I felt was almost overwhelming.
I know he is in a better place and singing with the angels, but he will be missed for all his talents and his charming ways.
We will all remember him and keep him close in our hearts. Each and every time we see him on T.V., it will be just like "old times."
Mr orbach will be missed. I enjoyed watching him on tv. He was a wonderful actor. He reminded me of my father that I miss so much and not able to see as often as I would like. My sympathey goes to his family.
Goodbye Mr. Orbach, you were and are loved. My deepest sympathy to his family. I am so sorry for your loss.
you will be missed dearly my thoughts and prayers go out to your friends and family in their time of sorrow
I will miss Mr. Orbach, But I'll never forget him.
my heart goes out to his family and friends he will be greatly missed as i loved watching law and order he was the best.
may you all find peace in your hearts knowing so many loved him.
May God watch over you Peace and Love. You have touched so many people in so many ways. You will always be loved.
Jerry, our beloved Lennie -
You will never be forgotten, and will always live on in the hearts of your many fans.
Rest well, dear friend.
loved him in dirty dancing!!!!!!
He's the only reason I watch Law and Order. I will miss him and the Lennyisms.
My thoughts & prayers are with Jerry family. I am deeply sadden by his passing. I loved watching him on Law & Order, he made the show & it won't be the same without him. His personality was one that you can relate to.You are my hero & I will miss you deeply.
My sympathies to the Orbach Family. We all loved him for the characters he played. There isn't a part I didn't appreciate him in...everything he did was entertaining. But you all as family, will miss him for the person you knew and loved. My heart goes out to all of you at this time. We will miss him but luckily, we have him on film to remember him by. He will be missed. God Bless you all.
I always loved the amusing comments you made on Law and Order. You will be greatly missed.
You were one of my favorite actors. I was both shocked and deeply saddened at the news of your passing. God always calls the special ones home to him too early for the rest of us left on earth. My deepest sympathies to your family and fellow actors who's lives were brightened by your presence.
Our condolences to the Orbach family. He was a joy to watch on Law & Order. In late August or early September, we went to Foxwoods and were eating in one of the restaurants when I looked up and saw Jerry and a couple of other people sitting across from us...What a thrill it was for us... He will be sorely missed...Thanks Jerry for all the great T.V. you gave to us...
our prayers are with the family.Jerry was a great actor. He will be dearly missed by all.God Bless you.
I did not hear of Mr. Orbach's passing until this morning. I am in tears. You could really tell that he was a lovely man. I can only imagine how much his family is mourning this loss. I was a fan of his on Law and Order and considered his character the best. I am also a great fan of Disney.
Goodbye Lumiere. You shall be missed.
TO MY CONDOLANCES TO JERRY ORBACH FAMILY, NBC AND LAW AND ORDER FAMILY. I WAS SO SURPRISED HE PASSED AWAY SO SOON. I'M GOING TO MISS HIM. HE IS SUCH A GREAT ACTOR,AND THE SHOW WON'T BE THE SAME. GOD BLESS HIM. NOW HE CAN CONTINUE TO DANCE AND SING WITH ALL THE ANGELS. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
TO MY CONDOLANCES TO JERRY ORBACH FAMILY, NBC AND LAW AND ORDER FAMILY. I WAS SO SURPRISED HE PASSED AWAY SO SOON. I'M GOING TO MISS HIM. HE IS SUCH A GREAT ACTOR,AND THE SHOW WON'T BE THE SAME. GOD BLESS HIM. NOW HE CAN CONTINUE TO DANCE AND SING WITH ALL THE ANGELS.
This is a man who will be missed and my prayers go out to his loved ones.
May God Bless and stengthen you during this time of sorrow. We all have great memories of the shows.
I am very sorry of Jerry's passing.I loved him in Durty Dancing and thought what a wonderful dad he played in that movie.He also was great in Law and Order.
I was saddened by the death of Jerry.Law and Order was one of my favorite series if not the best.I was looking forward to the new spring series.Law and Order will not be the same without this wonderful man.My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.
i am so sorry to hear of jerrys passing.he will be missed by many.
Mr. Jerry Orbach did more then act like a policemen but he understood being human and played every part like he knew human acts were more then just black and white. He was a great actor with Depth to everything he came to do as a actor. My Family will miss you but will always keep you in our prayers and heart.
I am so sad about the passing of Jerry. I will truly miss him in Law & Order. My sympathies to his family. Rest in peace Jerry.
I thought I loved Law and Order, but, as it turns out, it was really Jerry's portrayal of Lennie Briscoe that I loved, because Law and Order will not be the same without him. He played the role so effortlessly and convincingly, the sign of a great actor. His passing leaves a huge void in the entertainment industry. From what others say, he was a great human being as well as a great actor. Goodbye Jerry.
I've watched Jerry Orbach for years and loved his performances, he will be greatly missed in my life. Imma get a memorial tattoo for him, I'm a tattoo kinda grl, i hope it wouldnt offend him.
You will be greatly missed in our home.
Hey, Lennie. Max Greavy and Claire say, "hello, friend".
Jerry Orbach was, and still is a true hero to me. When I first saw Beauty and the Beast as a little girl, my favorite character was Lumiere, played by Jerry. I thought he was an amazing vocal performer in both singing and acting. I wanted to be as skilled as him when I grew up. He was a real musical and acting inspiration for me, as well as an inspiration to be a kind and caring person. He was like a distant father figure to me, since I never had the pleasure of meeting the lovely man. He will always be in my heart and mind, as I'm sure he'll be in all of the other's fans, too. It's hard to believe that he is actually gone because of his long legacy he left behind to remind us of him and his ceaseless talent of making us smile day to day. His sweet demeanor, wonderful talents, and kind nature will be fondly remembered, and deeply missed. He was a true New York landmark, through and through. He will never be forgotten. Never. Watch over us all, Jerry. I will always see your smiling face in the bright, beaming sunshine. I'll know it's you brightening my day. I love you, Jerry. See you in heaven someday.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of a great actor who became a part of our home each week, Jerry Orbach. His character Lenny will always live on in the hearts and minds of so many millions who loved him. I can only imagne how much you miss your loved one.
May God keep you all in this time.
We shall all miss Jerry's terrific smile.
a real mensch! will be missed by all.
Jerry Orbach. When someone says a name like that, you think of someone great. It's sad that another one of the good men in the world is no longer with us to entertain us. The world mourns with the Orbach family and prays for you. God Bless Jerry Orbach.
You were so kind to my grandson when he had bit parts on the OZ etc...He took the time to advise him to stick with it and he started out as my grandson was doing....He is a wonderful human being and a great asset to our world.rest in peace..
Did you ever see Jerry in the revival of Carousel at Lincoln Center in the 60's? Back then, there was no sound amplification. Yet, His voice came right up to the first balcony as if he was miked, with a pure clear sound that was, well, very seductive. I was just a teenager then and left the theatre with a huge crush on him.
Remember the musical 42nd Street? He gave it heart and soul and kept it from being a mere tap-dance extravaganza.
The movie Dirty Dancing? He was the perfect imperfect father with a subtle, easy performance that remains a joy to watch.
As an adult, I talked with Jerry Orbach during a commerical recording session having cast him for his outstanding voice-over talent. Just a regular guy. A regular guy with a voice that could find a way to give shades of meaning to a spoken phrase much the way Sinatra did to a lyric.
At that time I had just quit smoking. He shared with me (while casually puffing on a Marlboro) that he had quit for 10 years. Then, one night at a party he made the mistake of taking one puff off of someone elses cigarette and 2 months later he was back to a pack a day. He warned me "never, ever, take another puff. No matter what." He said it with such gentle caring. Surprising, I thought, for a guy who looks so tough. And then I realized, that he was one of those talented actors who have no pretense. No attitude. That he would always be one of those steady actors (like Angela Landsbury) because in addition to his considerable singing, dancing and acting talent, he is easy (or at least reasonable) to work with and be around.
By the way, his cigarette story made a lasting impression. I haven't taken even a puff for 20 years.
I'm very sad that Jerry Orbach is gone. I'll miss him.
Im sorry to hear of his passing, I enjoyed watching him every week on Law and Order. I pray for the family to receive strenth and peace in this time of sorrow..
Jerry Orbach was a brilliant actor and a powerful force on "Law & Order". His subtlety and wit drove the show for many years. It was hard enough to see "Lenny" retire, I can't explain the grief I feel now for a man I never met. I will miss what he and his art brought to my life. I send my condolences to his family and friends. He will always be remembered.
You touched everyones heart and you brought a piece of you into everyones heart you are in a better place now where you have no pain and you are all better may you rest in peace.
WE ARE SO SORRY MY HEART IS WITH YOUR FAMILY .THERE'S NOT AN EPISODE I HAVE MISS.MAY THE LORD BE WITH YOU AND FAMILY LOVE SUSANA AND FAMILY
My deepest sympathy. Mr. Orbach was truly an original and who displayed compassion and carisma. There were many times in which I was so drawn into the events of the show that i felt as if it was real. I have leared quiet alot of things from watching him and his fellow actors on the screen. He will be missed by all his fans. My blessing and prayers goes out to his family, friends and fans.
I loved you on Law and Order and was looking forward to the new show, I will miss you very much and my Prayers to the Orbach family I know what you are going through.
I would like to say that Iam going to miss Jerry Orbach. I loved him in the movie Dirty Dancing and I will miss him greatly in the series Law and Order. I was looking forward to seeing him in his new sreies Law and Order: Trial by Jury. To Jerry's family: please accept my condolences on your loss. He was a great man and actor. My prayers are with you forever.
Although I did not know you personally, I feel that I have lost a very good friend. I do not believe I have missed an episode of Law and Order. You and Angela Lansbury made quite a team on Murder She Wrote, and of course who could forget you in Dirty Dancing. These are only a few of your accomplishments, you are definitly one of a kind, extremely talented and irreplaceable. You will be missed. May God be with you and your family.
We were both so deeply saddened to hear of Jerry's death. We loved all the Law & Orders that featured Jerry. In fact, if "Lenny" was not in the episode, we frequently changed to something else. You were one of a kind, Jerry, so talented and witty.
To the family, we extend our deepest sympathy, and just want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Although I did not know you personally, I feel that I have lost a very good friend. I do not believe I have missed an episode of Law and Order. You will be missed.
I'm going to take a cue from what Sam Waterston's Jack McCoy is probably doing right now, and raise a toast of Glen Levitt to the man who brought to life hands down the most memorable law enforcement character ever. Here's to you Jerry, It's been a good, long run.
My condolences to your family. I will miss his presence on L & O. L & O won't be the same again.
My heart goes out to Elaine and his family. For several years I have looked at Jerry not only as an actor but as a long distance friend and companion. His Briscoe brought me great joy on television and his Broadway brought me great comfort in times of need. He will be surly missed
L/O will not be the same without Jerry Orbach. He was the reason I watched the show. I loved him in 42nd street and Diry Dancing. There are not to many actors out there I would put on the same level of Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Clint Eastwood, etc, but he would be. He will surely be missed. Kathy
I've Watched Jerry for years and his death was like losing a family member. Like your favorite uncle. I'll miss his voice and that smile.
Thank you, Jerry.
God Bless you and keep you forever in our hearts!
you will be so missed, we have watched every show you have been in you are truly a great inspiration to our younger generation.
Your tallents and grace will be missed, but you will live on forever in our hearts and through reruns.
Rest in peace.
May fond memories lighten the grief of family, friends and fans. Wherever he performed, he spread joy, may we always treasure that legacy.
Growing up outside Chicago, some of the first stage music I ever learned was from THE FANTASTICKS. That the beautiful voice is now silent breaks my heart, but I treasure the years that we had. My deepest sympathies to you the family, and I join you from a distance in mourning the loss of someone who was not only a marvelous performer, but by all accounts a truly warm, loving man as well.
I don't even know where to start...I am only 23 years old and Jerry Orbach(Lennie Briscoe) has touched my life so much. I cried when he left Law & Order. I still watch it, but NOBODY can take his place so it's just not the same. I cried when I found out he had cancer but they said he was gonna be ok so I stayed positive. When I got the phone call that he had passed away I just cried for hours. I was so upset and so mad because I thought that he was gonna be ok. I miss him so much. This is really hard to type without crying. I just got Law & Order: The fourteenth year 2003-2004 season for christmas. I wanted it because of Lennie. Now I can watch him all the time. He is my favorite actor and I love him very much. I will miss him forever. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I just hope you know you had a wonderful man and thank you so much for letting me get to know him too.
My prayers are with you during this difficult time. What a wonderful actor. You will be greatly missed. God bless!
THE ORBACH FAMILY! WE ARE DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE DEATH OF JERRY. ALTHOUGH WE DID NT KNOW HIM PERSONALLY, WATCHING HIM PERFORM ALL THESE YEARS MADE US FEEL WE DID KNOW HIM. WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND MILLIONS OF US STRANGERS FEEL THE SAME WAY. OUR DEEPEST CONDOLANCES.
You are gone from our lives but not from our hearts. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family.
The hours of entertainment I spent with you cannot be measured. You will be missed so much. Thank you. My condolences to your family who had the pleasure of knowing you.
YOUR TALENT AND PRESENCE WILL BE SORELY MISSED. I CANNOT IMAGINE "LAW AND ORDER" WITHOUT YOU; I CANNOT IMAGINE NEW YORK CITY WITHOUT YOU. MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY. MAY YOU REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.
Our hearts go out to his family, friends and fellow cast and crew members of L&O at this difficult time. He was a man who touched so many--not only through his talent but his wit and humanity. few people in the business were as versatile, moving from theater to movies to TV so seamlessly and effectively. But beyond that, in a week in which great, global tragedy struck, the fact that so many are thinking of him and praying for his family speaks to the man's unique ability to reach others.
What a great actor. He will be missed.
I felt so bad when I heard of Jerry's death. He was good. He will be missed. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.
He will be missed what a wonderful actor loved all the movies you had done. Rest in peace...
I don't think I missed a single episode of Law & Order, and I wept when "Lenny" retired. I was so looking forward to seeing Jerry on his new show in the spring. I still watch " Dirty Dancing" whenever I can. I was shocked to learn of Jerry's death, and again I wept, this time because our beloved "Lenny" is gone for good. May you rest in peace Jerry, you are sorrily missed.
Wow, I really don't know what to write except that to say you were my favorite character in Law and Order and of course in Beauty and the Beast. I am a big Dysney fan and think that it's great that you did sing your part rather than having a double do it. I've always looked up to you and still will.
Over the years I've come to know what an incredibly intelligent and talented man Jerry Orbach was. That his warmth as a human being shone through the characters he portrayed no matter what is a testimony to who he truly was. The world is truly a poorer place without him. I hope in his memory we can all try to be as much like him as we can.
To his family I can only say my heart goes out to you and I am so gratful to you for sharing this wonderful many with us, his fans, for so long. God Bless you and give you peace.
His presence will be missed, but he will stay alive in all of us.He was a wonderful actor..but looking in his eyes, I could tell he was a wonderful man.
Thanks Jerry, I enjoyed all of your works in Law & Order and Murder She Wrote and others too many to mention.
I was devastated to hear that Jerry Orbach had passed away. He is one of my favorite all time actors. I loved his acting. He will surely be greatly missed. May he rest in peace for all eternity.
Shelli Wilson & Family
It's amazing how I've grown up watching Jerry Orbach from Dirty Dancing to Law and Order. He will always be my favorite actor, and just simply one of the best out there, if not the best. I feel as though I have, too, lost a family member. I lost my father 6 years ago to cancer, and I know just how much it hurts. But Jerry fought the battle, just as my dad did. I send my condolences, my prayers and all my love to the Orbach family. He will be amazingly missed. May he rest in peace. Hugs from Puerto Rico.
Jerry Orbach, you will always live on in our hearts as Det. Lenny Brisco. You were a wonderful actor and you will truly be missed by all.
I watched Law and Order faithfully and admired Jerry's acting, but the most outstanding thing was his voice. He had the most beautiful baritone voice I have ever heard. My condolences to his family.
I am so sorry to read of the passing of a great actor. I feel that I had truly met him. May God bless and comfort the family and many friends!
One of my very favorite actors is gone with the passing of Jerry Orbach. I have always made it a point to watch shows that Jerry is in. I watch Law and Order faithfully - thank goodness for reruns! He was a man of many talents and will be greatly missed. My condolances and prayers go to his dear family. May he rest in peace.
My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Jerry Orbach. I have watched Law and Order for years and have always admired Mr. Orbach's acting ability. You are all in our thoughts and prayers
Dear Family and Friends, there are some people in acting that are simply actors only, Jerry was more..he acted from the heart. He brought life to his character, with class. Please know that he will surely be missed by us. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this time. God Bless you. Sincerely, Sarah in Georgia
you will be missed in this household for sure..You were one actor we have always wished we knew in person..So many wonderful acted moments,,rest in peace and condolences to your family.
I only knew you on t.v., but I can still say that you are a great talent "Det. Brisco".
our thoughts and prayers are with the family and cast of law and order
i am a devout fan and he will be
Law & Order was good because of Jerry. I will miss him.
Jerry you will be missed greatly...i have watched every episode of LAW & Order...and you were great...especially in dirty dancing...you made the movies and television look so real...you moved me alot....i salute you and the work you have done...rest in peace ...i send my condolences to your family...law and order will not be the same....:(
To the family of Jerry Orbach,
I am a diehard fan of Law & Order and I was shocked to hear of his death as I was when he announced his retirement on the show. He was one of the reasons why I watch all versions of Law & Order and I am so glad that I taped his final episode. Which I watched last night as a tribute to him. He will truly be missed by his fans. God Bless you all!!!
Mr. Orbach had "the gift". He was an experience, not just another actor. May God Bless his efforts.
Hey Jerry, We'll miss you.
A man of tremendous talent, ready wit and genuine warmth. His passing is a great loss to film, television, and stage. My heartfelt sympathies.
Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr.Jerry
Jerry Orbach, you have given us so many interesting and wonderful characters throughout the years. The heavens truly have one more star, and it will shine brightly for all time.
Wherever you are, I'm sure that you're watching over your family, and amused by the antics of your fans.
May you forever rest in peace.
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Jerry Orbach. I was so saddened to learn of his loss. Ever since Dirty Dancing, I've been a big fan of his. He seemed like such a kind, sweet and sincere man. God Bless.
I have always felt as if I knew Jerry Orbach in Manchester England. I always wondered if he was the same Jerry Orbach withwhom I went to school. I have been a fan of Law & Order and Jerry Orbach for many many years and he will be sadly missed. My sympathy goes to his wife and family. Emanuel Tynas, Perth Western Australia
Jerry was one of my all-time favorite actors. I very seldom ever missed an episode of Law and Order (reruns and all). May God bless his family.
Such a great loss. We will sorely miss Jerry. He was a great talent and Law and Order will not be the same.
I am truly a Law and Order nut! May you rest in peace, Jerry!
MY HEART IS HEAVY WITH THE LOSS OF JERRY, I ENJOYED HIS ACTING FOR MANY YEARS AND LOVED HIM IN LAW AND ORDER. MAY THE LORD GIVE PEACE TO HIS FAMILY AND BLESSING UPON THEM.
Total shock has been created by the death of Jerry, who enthralled me as the main male in "42nd Street," the first Broadway play I saw. He was terrific -- and innovative. His crusty Briscoe endeared me, and so many of us, to him forever. He added some zing to "Murder She Wrote" when he appeared with Angela Lansbury. He won't be replaced on TV or anywhere else by anyone who dares to try: He is one of a kind and his death saddens me greatly. I wish he had beaten that cancer. Goodbye, Jerry, and farewell, Detective Briscoe.
Deepest sympathy to family and friends. We followed Jerry from The Fantasticks to Law and Order, and were looking forward to his new show. Our hearts are broken.
I am so sorry; I feel as though I have lost a favorite family member. You will be missed.
Jerry, you left us much, much too soon. I'll never hear a tune from "The Fantasticks" without thinking of your face. Thanks for all the joy you gave us.
I will miss you very much.
Jerry read books for the blind and even thou i am not blind i listened to his readings when i walked it was like he was with me. law and order will find it hard to fill those shoes. sadily missed,god bless you.
Jerry you are already missed, God Bless you and your Family
God bless Jerry Orbach and his dear family and friends. The world has lost one of the all time greats. Most of the older professional actor's have passed away. I'm sure the new generation has learned so much from Mr. Orbach. Our sincere sympathy goes out to the family in the loss of their loved one. Jerry Orbach, rest in peace. You will never be forgotten.
Loved him for The Fantasticks. saw him in 42nd st. Met him once on 46th/8ave. told him I was going to Fantasticks again that evening.His son, house manager at Sullivan St., was waiting for me when I arrived, handed me my playbill and took me to my seat. Lovely man R.I.P. Jerry.
With deepest sympathy to the family of Jerry Orbach. His appearances on "Murder She Wrote" introduced me to his fine acting followed by "Law and Order". May the Good Lord send comfort to his family and friends.
He was so much more than "just" a character actor, and once we sat down and started listing all the things we'd seen him in, we realized he had an amazing breadth and scope of talent. Of course, we knew him best as Lenny Briscoe, a solid character who brought a much-needed sense of humor to a series that might easily have become depressing and overly-cynical without Orbach's contribution.
All of us here at the BlueHouse send our condolances to Jerry Orbach's family and friends, and celebrate his life and talent.
I am sorry to hear of your passing but you are in a better place now with jesus . an avid fan of whatever you did in life you will be missed Elizabeth Lopes
JERRY WILL BE SADLY MISSED AS LENNIE ON LAW AND ORDER. WE WATCHED HIM EVERY WEEK. WE WILL MISS THOSE CLEVER ONE LINERS HE USED ON LAW AND ORDER.
I am sadden deeply by the loss of Jerry Orbach. My condolences go out to his family and friends. Its not often that a Tv character can come to life and make you feel the soul of the actor portraying that role. I know that I have never shed a tear for someone I have never met until today. You will be missed.
I was a huge fan of Mr. Orbach acting on Law and Order. I was sad when he left the show. I was even more sadden when I heard he had passed away. The Orbach family will always be in my prayers.
Jerry, you were my very favorite actor! I shall miss you very much.
You were always talented and witty.
I love you Jerry we lost a great actor. Law & Order will never be the same with out you. God bless your soul and Family...
WE MISS YOU JERRY
Such a multi-talented actor! I am a Law & Order fanatic (so says my family)! Jerry will be missed!
We lost a wonderfull actor.
Rest in peace.
I always remember you Jerry.
We did not know each other and never even met but I will miss you and your talent greatly. Keep dancing...
Im so shocked with the death of jerry orbach he was really good in law and order i just watched that show all day cuz it was a marathon i cant belive this. that is the best show on tv no question about that. but i am sorry for everyones loss, and i hope this show continues
well sadly be missed by the davis family
Thank you for many years of entertainment. I especially have enjoyed you on Law and Order. We will greatly miss you.
My heart is broken with the news of Mr. Orbach's passing. I really enjoyed him in the movie "Dirty Dancing" and in his TV series "Law and Order". He exibited real class! He was just fantastic! I send my deepest heartfelt sympathy to his family and to all of his fans everywhere. We will surely miss him.
My memories of Jerry Orbach go way back. He was such a fine actor, singer, and dancer. The day he died I received some late birthday presents. In there was this huge stuffed frog. I absolutely love it. I pulled it out and dubbed him "Lennie" on the spot. Two very cool guys. We love you, Jerry. You will be forever missed.
DEAR JERRY YOU FACE AND GREAT 1 LINERS WILL BE MISSED ON LAW AND ORDER I AM A LAW AND ORDER FAN AND HAVE BEEN FOR THE WHOLE 12 YEARS I WOULD LIKE TO SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS YOU WILL BE SADLY MISSED GOOD BYE JEROME BERNARD ORBACK DAVID LANGFORD LAUNCESTON TASMANIA AUSTRALIA
Wonderful in all Acting abilities. I was so saddend by his retiring but gladden when I heard he would be doing another project and now this. We will miss him here on these earthly plains but glad to see him on the other side. My deepest regrets to his family and dear friends who are mourning and missing him. God be with you all.
I have enjoyed watching Jerry Orbach on Law & Order and I especially enjoyed his comical remarks. He will truly be missed.
My wife and I will miss you very much! Thanks for the great entertainment. God bless you and your family. Mark and Peggy Atkins
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Jerry Orbach. I only knew him from watching "Dirty Dancing" and I greatly enjoyed him them. May he rest in peace.
Jerry you were the best! Every night I fall asleep to Law and Order - not that it's boring - it is very soothing!
Jerry - RIP - the Big Guy up there needs someone to keep the "law and order".
I am a huge Law and Order fan who was saddened when he left the show. Now to hear of his passing is just a shock. He will be missed.
We loved and missed him and our faviote is "Dirty Dancing" he was good actor. He is in heaven with my father who passed away in Feb 11,2004. Pray for his family who loss.
To the family of Mr. Jerry Orbach,
You have my families deepest sympanthy. He will be greatly missed. My family are huge fans of Law and Order and have been since it first came on the air. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends. May He Rest In Peace and the memories live on in your hearts.
Douglas, Denise, and Faythe Armstrong
I feel like I've lost an old friend! My sincerest sympathies to Jerry's family and to his "tv family" as well. He was the embodiment of the world weary detective for me (and it was nice knowing that Lumiere was hiding in there somewhere, too). I am truly saddened & will miss seeing him.
Mr. Orbach's family:
I truly enjoyed the character of Lennie Brisco on Law and Order. I was looking forward to seeing him in his new series, and was very saddened hearing of his loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He will be missed.
A man that has been a pleasure to watch with ever performance. He will be greatly missed.
I thoroughly enjoyed your performances and contributions to acting....you will be sorely missed.
I'll truly miss you Jerry Orbach.
An Law & Order fan.
I'll keep on watching you even in re-runs so you will never be forgotten. May your loves know that I'm truly sorry for their loss. I will say a special prayer for you & them. Good Bless You.
Happy New Year. I know that sweet loving Jerry is already up in Heaven with my late grandpa who was also a huge Law & Order fan.
Keep the Faith alive.
If you ever care to e-mail me. You may when you feel better & strong
again. Take care ..Jerry was a sweet man & a great actor.
To the Orbach family and friends,
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family -
We do not know Mr Orbach personally, but have enjoyed him throughout the years via moveis, broadway and television -
We will miss him and pray that you and yours will be able to get through this -
I truly loved Lenny Briscoe...I am accused by my family of being a Law & Order fanatic..I have VCR tapes up the wall and taped on dish and am made fun of but truly loved Jerry and the show...It will not be the same without him..Thanks for his wonderful work of getting us out of our own problems and making us laugh at his quick wit and great personality..Our prayers are wi th you and him...js
I never had the chance to meet Mr. Orbach, but I feel as I have lost my best friend. I can only imagine the sadness his family feels. Jerry was not only a shining star on Broadway, He lighted up the world.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. The world will miss you Jerry.
I was so saddened to hear of Jerry Orbach's passing. I had the pleasure of working on a project he was involved in maybe 15 years or so ago and he was truly one of the nicest men in the business. A real class act and a warm and friendly human being. Just a really good guy. Here's to you, Jerry!
deepest smapathy to the jerry orbach family with thoughts and prayers and to dick wolf films we always watch him on law and order on wednesday nights he will be missed so much but never be forget in our hearts and homes
I am told Jerry was devoted to his family and to his family I am deeply sorry for your loss.
I have enjoyed Jerry's work for many years. He must have been dedicated to his craft and a hard working actor to make his acting look easy.
His characters, like Lenny of Law and Order, were portrayed so flawlessly that viewers felt as though we knew Lenny, but he was a character, after all. A character created by writers and made "real" by the talented Mr. Orbach
Many of us feel as though Jerry could have been our friend or a good neighbor who'd always be welcome into our homes.
To those of you who truly knew and loved Jerry Orbach, you have been blessed. I can't imagine your sorrow, but I hope it helps to know his work was respected by countless viewers of TV, Broadway and film.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Orbach, rest in peace.
Your presence was felt. Your absence will be missed.
May God Bless the Orbach family.
Jerry will be missed from the show. May God Bless and comfort his family
I am truly going to miss Law & Order without Jerry, the series will not be the same. I knew when I first saw him in FX, that he could play the roll of a New York detective. I enjoyed his acting and will miss him.
Jerry Orbach was a wonderful actor. When I saw on the news about his passing it brought tears to my eyes. No one can take his place. You all must have wonderful memories of him. God Bless you.
Please pass our condolences to Mr. Orbach's wife Elaine and his children. I am very saddened to hear of his passing. My husband, Tony Gecaj, knows Mr. Orbach and his wife from his work as a waiter at Mr. Orbach's golf club and has always admired him and enjoyed serving him. Tony is overseas now but wanted me to send his condolences. Even without knowing him myself my husband has often spoken so well of him, I know he was a wonderful person. Jerry is probably the first celebrity my husband ever knew in this country after coming here as a refugee from Kosovo. However, he always conveyed to me how warm, and likeable and easy-going Jerry was at the club in the short time he knew him . Although he had great fame, he never was lofty, he was an actor and a gentleman who could reach an audience and break through brilliantly to everyone in his Lenny Briscoe character, a prince for the misbegotten, an amazing trait that was clearly drawn from who he was. Tony will surely miss Jerry. We will pray for Jerry and his family. We will try to come to the public service when it is held.
Karen Weber-Gecaj, White Plains, NY for Tony Gecaj in Kosovo
I will miss Jerry Orbach's portrayal of Lennie Briscoe. He added such life to Law and Order. Wednesday nights won't be the same. My sympathies to his family, friends and co-stars on Law and Order. Rest in peace, dear Jerry.
Michelle Larson Mundell
The death of Jerry is a great loss to us all.I regard him as one of America's most under rated talents. I know most of America is only familar with his law and order role which was played to perfection but who can forget his great stage acting . We will all miss this wonderful actor. To his family I send my condolences.We will remember.
My family and I have been fans of Mr. Orbach and have enjoyed his character Lennie Briscoe on Law and Order for a few years now. We were all surprised to hear of his passing and would like to extend our condolences to his family and friends.
Most of us don't have family and friends who visit in our homes as often as our TV characters. Jerry Orbach was always a welcome "guest" in our home, whether as Lennie Briscoe or whomever he played. He will be sadly missed by millions of us, individuals to whom he conveyed a sense of humor and integrity.
Mr. Orbach, your enormous talent touched my life for many years through film and television. I'm also gratified to learn of your great stage career and beautiful singing voice. I was anxiously looking forward to you coming into my living room again next year in your new series.
You will be missed.
My condolences to Mr. Orbach's family, friends, colleagues, and fans around the globe.
How our hearts go out to the Jerry Orbach family.We have all loved this man in all the rolls he has played.He shall be deeply missed by all his fans and friends.God love you Jerry's family and we all know God loves Jerry Orbach.
To The Orbach Family,
The untimely passing of such a gifted man has touched so many lives.
I too, love Law and Order for the things I learned from Jerry's character, Lennie Briscoe.
Please know that I am holding you in my thoughts and prayers.
As a deputy sheriff in Texas, I feel Mr. Orbach represented law enforcement extremely well in the part he played on television. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and colleges at this very sad time.
He will be truly missed by all of his fans. Thanks for brightening up my Wednesday nights for so many years.
Jerry Orbach was one of my favorite actors. I watch Law and Order all the time and am thankful for all the reruns, too.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in friendship and prayers.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He will be missed dearly. He was a fantastic actor, whenever I saw his name on a movie I knew it was a must see. God bless and take care.
Jerry will be missed by everyone.
HE WILL BE MISSED AND OUR PRAYER WILL GOD OUT TO THE FAMILY.
I am truly sadend I loved him on Law & Order!
HE WILL BE MISSED,GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
JOE & ADRIENNE
Jerry was such a skilled actor and will be greatly missed. He was one of my favorite on Law and Order
Jerry was one of the greatest, and I will never forget him in "Dirty Dancing". He made that movie, along with any feature he was in!
So sorry to here of his passing.
Jerry was one of the best, Law & Order, Dirty Dancing, Murder She Wrote, he will be sadly missed by so many. Condolences to his family at this sad time.
Jerry was a great man and he will be sadly missed on the shows that he played on but most of all I think he will be remember on Law and Order. He was a great person. My love and thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
I was truly shocked by the passing of Jerry Orbach. His Lennie Briscoe L&O character was raw, bitter, funny, and someone you really wanted to know in real life. Hearing the accolades made to him and his enormous theatrical talents from all over the country is a wonderful testament to him. "Deep in December, I'll try to remember and follow.."
We have lost a friend. Our prayers go out to his family. We will count on the re-runs to bring him into our home. He will be missed. God bless Jerry and those who loved him.
I am so very saddened to learn of Jerry's passing. I admired his talent and versibility; he was a tremendous actor. I had no idea that his illness had advanced. Saw him in 1968 in the Broadway musical,"Promises, Promises"-such, great fun. Jerry will be so missed.
To the Obach family my deepest sympathy, I am addicted to Law And Order, Jerry was my favorite. May he rest in peace, he shall be remembered.
What a sad day, to lose a dear friend - when you see them on T.V. everyday, it`s almost like a member of the family. it reminds you just how fragile life can be, and take nothing for granted. I have been waitng for the new Law&Order series that would feature Jerry. Hopefully, we will still be able to see the completed episodes. With sympathy to his family and associates. Steve Ray
Jerry Orbach is one of the finest actors to have ever graced the stage and TV. He gave us tremendous pleasure with all his talents, and was the best reason to turn a TV on. He is already missed by me and may God bless his family and friends at this very sad time.
I am sorry to hear that we lost such a great actor. Loved to watch him in Law and Order and his other shows. My heart goes out to the family for you loss. Keep all the great memories of this great man.
I was stunned when jerry left law and order he was the best actor on the show having been there through so many differnt partners and D.A'S. I just thought that after all that time he wanted to do something different then to find out out he died of prostate cancer just threw me for a loop he will be greatly missed!
I AM SO SORRY ABOUT JERRY,,WHO SURE MADE OUR LIFE FULLER,,,HE WAS A PROFESSIONAL IN ALL HE DID...DIRTY DANCING WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE,,TO MANY TO MENTION..HE WILL BE MISSED,CHERISH HIS MEMORY,MEMORIES ARE FOREVER....
My deepest sympathy to Jerry Orbach's friends and family. His death was such a shock to us all. I was a fan as well as my mother, she is very saddend by the death of her favorite actor. We were all upset when he left our favorite show Law and Order, now we are more upset that he has left our world. Television will not be the same without him. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, our prayers are with you and just remember that he is now in a better place.
LAW AND ORDER WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
i really enjoyed jerry on all law and order shows plus some of his movies and tv shows from the past are great, he made the law and order series stay on the air so long. new york lost a great man and we feel sorry for the loss to his family
To the family of Jerry Orbach, may your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. My family has watched Jerry's Law and Order performances in our home every day and will greatly miss watching his great artistic acting talent. May God be with you. May you be comforted by the knowledge that he is now not in pain. He is now enfolded in God's light and love forever.
With sincere condolences to Jerry's Family and Friends
Law and Order has not been the same since Jerry left. I look forward to seeing him in the re-runs. My heart goes out to his family.
Like millions of other fans of Jerry Orbach, we were shocked and saddened to hear about his death. He was the personification of the consumate actor, and an individual who took his work very seriously, but not himself. We watched L&O since its inception and were looking forward to seeing him in Trial by Jury.
Our deepest condolences to his family, to Dick Wolf Films, and to the cast & crew: our prayers are with you.
My family watched Jerry's career with great interest. He certainly was a class act. Law & Order was literally made a household name, at my home at least, totally due to Jerry's performances. He will be greatly missed by all. May God bless his family in their time of sorrow.
I welcomed Jerry Orbach, as Lenny Briscoe, into my home each and every night; I often fell asleep to the sound of his voice. America will miss this very talented actor.
I was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Jerry Orbach. After so many years of watching him on TV, I always looked forward to seeing new productions. What a loss to the world. God bless you.
I was truly saddened to hear of the death of one of my favorite actors. I am truly amazed in how I have personally reacted to this news. Law & Order is my favorite TV show...I guess you could easily say I am a L&O addict...I watch it every day...but it won't be the same without hearing those beautiful wisecracks that Lennie was able to deliver every day. Jerry Orbach just seemed like the type of guy you would love to have over with your family for dinner, or to have a couple of beers with. My sincere best go to his family. I will miss you Jerry.....
Sincere condolences to the family of Jerry Orbach. Jerry was a man known for his great professional acting ability as well as his likeability on and off screen. Jerry's work was seen by many millions of people in the last 40 years. Good luck and gods speed Jerry, your work here on earth is done.
I was fortunate to see him on Broadway in "Chicago". Haven't missed anything since.
Blessings to his family. He will be missed by so many to whom he brought much enjoyment.
simply put you were great...and will really be deeply missed.
There are not too many TV shows or actors today that you want to invite into your homes as often as you can. Law and Order and Jerry Orbach are always most welcome guests. The shock of seeing the tag "In Memory of Jerry Orbach" at the end of a re-run I was watching was indescribable. I was literally shaking with dread. We have enjoyed his work and personality on screen on Murder She Wrote, as well as Law and Order. I don't care what the critics said, I liked "The Law and Harry McGraw" just because of Jerry Orbach. We only "knew" him in acting roles, but I have a suspicion he was even a nicer guy and a little like Lenny in real life. You have lost a dear husband and father, not an actor. Our hearts go out to you. We have lost a "loved one", too, and we thank God we have re-runs. He will always be welcome in our home. We will get our chance to really thank him when we get to Heaven. May God comfort you until then.
Very sad at the demise of an actor I have admired in many small and large parts even prior to Law And Order such things as Murder She Wrote etc he had a character of his own showing wit ( note not witt )and a way of bringing a memorable personality to each part.
Another bright star will shine each night now. God Bless the Orbach Family.
Pier 61 in Manhattan has been renamed "Law & Order Way." It would have been a different place had Jerry Orbach not been cast as Lennie Briscoe. Unfortunately, it's a much sadder place, as is the rest of New York. He will be missed, no doubt.
SORRY FOR YOUR LOST,
HE WILL BE MISSED .
My sincere condolences to the Orbach Family, God Bless You. Mr. Orbach came into our lives every week, his wisecracks and most definitely he will be surely missed. Rest in Peace Det. Briscoe,
May God be with you and comfort you during this precious moment. The only way to take the sting out of death is to have joy in your mourning. Remember the joyful times and even the sad, God had a plan for this husband, son, brother, friend and dad. His earthly spirit will be missed,but always cherish your memories.
JERRY WELL BE VERY DEEPLY MISSED IVE BEEN WATCHING HIS SHOWS FOR MANY YEARS. I WILL REALLY MISS HIM
DEEPEST SYMPHONY TO HIS FAMILY
The Orbach Family:
Jerry will be sorely missed. Not one person can fill his shoes on Law & Order or on any other show he has been in. He was a wonderful actor and a great person. I loved to watch the different shows and specials and he had a special ehr about him. I will greatly miss him as well as my three year old son who is a huge fan of law and order. He new Mr. Orbach on a first name basis. He called him Jerry since he was able to talk. I often wonder if he has a career in acting. We will see. May god shed his light upon the Orbach Family and keep you all safe. My prayers are with you.
After watching Mr. Orbach every Wednesday for so many years, I feel like I have lost a friend. God Bless you, "Lenny". My condolences to the family. He was loved by many and will be missed greatly by all.
I concur with previous statements that Law and Order will not be the same without Jerry Orbach. Thanks, Jerry, for sharing your talents with the world, through stage and film. I pray God's strength and comfort for your family, friends, and fans.
I am so saddened about the death of Jerry Orbach. After watching innumerable shows of Law & Order, I feel I have lost a personal friend. He will be greatly missed. My sympathy goes out out to his friends and family. God bless you.
I've had the pleasure to meet this great man twice. When I was in college at St. Francis I swung my umbrella into him on Court street. He turned around patted me, on the head, smiling, and said "Don't worry about it." All the while my friend screaming "That's the father from Dirty Dancing!" I was taken by his great smile as he towered over me. Last year I got to see him again on the set of Law and Order while bringing my daughter to play a baby boy in a scene. He was taken from us too soon and my prayers are with his friends and family. I'm glad ,though, New York has an angel like him looking after us. God bless.
Like the song said.."Deep in December our hearts will remember..." Thanks, Jerry. Your memory remains
Thank you Jerry for all the wonderful years of great acting. I will miss you. May you rest in peace, and God console your family in this, their time of need. See you on the other side!
Jerry will be very missed on Law and Order and I am sure he will be missed by family and friends even more. My prayers go out to you all. May God Bless and Keep You
WE WERE SAD TO SEE YOU RETIRE ON THE SHOW. WE WATCH LAW & ORDER EVERY DAY!! WE'LL MISS YOU LENNY! ANITRA, ADRIENE & GLADYS
We all benefited from Mr. Orbach’s passion for acting. I am grateful to him for this, and his life-long ambition of personal richness.
We should all take comfort in knowing that in the end, Jerry took the opportunity to embrace his accomplishments; reflected; and then followed his passion all the way home…
I never knew him, yet I knew him well.
sorry hear jerry orbach passway my pray with the family
Jerry was a wonderful actor and will be greatly missed. My sympathy to his family.
We're all going to MISS YOU!!!!!
Law & Order will never be the same.
You will truly be missed by me and others
Though we have lost many wonderful people this year, this loss seems a little more personal. Jerry Orbach was always so personable and very gracious in person. This feels like losing a friend. God Bless and keep you in his care.
Law & Order will never be the same without the acting talents of Mr. Orbach. "Lenny's" wisecracks to the perps, fellow officers et al made the show what it is. I am sorry you had to leave us so soon, but grateful that your suffering was only for a short period. May you rest in peace, dear man. You will be missed.
one of my all time favorites. law and order will never be the same without jerry. a very talented and classy guy.
I was so sorry to find out tonight that Mr. Orbach had passed away. I will miss him very much. I loved his wise cracks at the suspect. may god bless him.Law and Order is my best nite time drama.
i am deepley saddened to heard of the passing of jerry orbach known as lenny on law and order the new show will never be the same without him.i tryed to watch law and order every chance i could.which was every evening and night. jerry was a great actor. my sincere sympathy and prayers go out to the family.may god bless you all. a very dear fan always of jerry orbach
Words can never express the feelings of the lost of someone so loved by so many. Last year, my 69 year old Jerry/Lennie look alike passed away from Alheizmers and I found such comfort watching Jerry on Law & Order...Now I shall pray for both of them every day knowing that are both at peace and not suffering..Jerry was the Dad, the husband and the friend will all wish we knew..God Bless You Jerry. Your family will miss you so!
God Bless and thanks for all those wonderful memories..You will be so missed....
The world is a lesser place without Mr. Orbach. My condolences to his family, the family of Law and Order, and all his friends and co-workers. I admired his work and admired the man. May he rest in peace.
My thoughts & prayers are with the family of Jerry Orbach. I loved Law & Order. He was great.
My prayer are with the family. Put all your trust in God, and he will be there every step of the way.
Jerry was truly a wonderful actor. I enjoyed all the movies and shows that he was in. Lenny was my favorite character and he will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
We loved you on Broadway and we adored you as Lennie. You'll always be our number one "LUD Puller".
Thanks for all the laughs.
I have been a huge fan of Mr. Orbach for several years. He will be greatly missed!
Jerry Orbach was my favorite actor, I was deeply saddened when I heard of his death. My prays are with his family in this time of sorrow. Law & Order has not been the same since he left.
Jerry Orbach will be very sadly missed. He was such an accomplished actor on stage and screen. I am of the generation that loved him for his role in "Dirty Dancing" and even more as Det. Lenny Briscoe. I watch Law & Order faithfully and am looking forward to his role on Law & Order: Trial by Jury. Jerry may be in only a few episodes, but I know they'll be terrific!
I'd like to extend my deepest sympathy to his family, friends, and those who worked so closely with him over the years. He touched many lives, these lives are better because of that.
He will be missed and will never be forgotten.
We will miss this talented actor. His dry wit and his manner of gentleness made us feel as if he were a personal friend. We wish we could have met him. Our sympathies to his family and friends.
My condolences to the family of Mr. Orbach. He will surely be missed. It's hard to think that someone you spent so many evenings with is suddenly gone. Truely a tragedy. You will be missed Jerry. From big fans, The Lane Family.
Mr Orbach was my favorite Dirty Dancing father. I also appreciated his acting on Law & Order. He was a GREAT actor and I know he must have been a GREAT family man. I will miss him so much. MY prayers and condolences go out to your family. He will be missed by many, and still loved by all.
--Deanna Kaye Jones, 17, Gray, Ga.
My Mom and I watched Jerry on Law and Order for years and always laughed at his wisecracks. He really made the show. We will miss him and will still never miss a good rerun! Rest in peace Jerry...
Long before my family became "addicted" to "Law and Order" and to Jerry Orbach's acerbic wit and humanity under the supposed thick skin--my children even declared they found him "sexier" in "Dirty Dancing'" than hero Patrick Swayze--I was in love with the man: with his sheer talent, his excellence in so many different media, the sense people had that they knew him and cared, even when they didn't know him at all. From "The Fantasticks" to the last episodes of his new "Law and Order" series,we will remember and miss you, Jerry. Condolences and best wishes to your family and the creators, cast and crew of the show. Break a leg in heaven. :)
Jerry will be sorely missed by my husband and I. We won't even watch Law and Order if it doesn't have him on it. He was truly a great actor. I will miss his wisecracks.
I loved him in my favorite movie.. "Dirty Dancing" he will be missed.. God bless his family!
Jerry Orbach was one of the best actors out there on television. He was smart and funny on the hit t.v. show Law & Order. Good By Jerry your be missed alot. You were the best.
On my first two exciting trips to NY after college I saw Mr. Orbach in Three Penny Opera, then in The Fantasticks, and have followed his career ever since. It was clear even then that he was a unique talent-- a great singer and one of those few actors who are so natural and low key that they make it seem easy. We have enjoyed his performances in musicals as well as on television and his all-too-rare appearances on talk shows.
Our condolences to the Orbach family and to his friends and co-workers. He will be greatly missed.
Jerry Orbach was the reason why I loved "Law and Order" and I just can't believe that he's really gone. Even though I didn't really know him, I felt that we were all given a small glimpse into his life every week.
Jerry, you will truly be missed.
My parents will miss the bright young star of "The Fantasticks". My husband will miss the smooth Dr. Jake Houseman in "Dirty Dancing". I will miss the wise-cracking Lennie Briscoe of "Law & Order" - and my children will miss the gallant Lumiere of "Beauty & the Beast".
But most of all, the entertainment world will miss the rare gem that was Jerry Orbach - he was a "mensch", and perhaps that will be his greatest legacy of all.
To the Orbach Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. When I heard about Jerry's death I started to cry alot. He was like a father figure to me on t.v. cause I don't have a dad.The only thing I knew him in was Law & Order but I felt like I knew him my hole life. So when he died of Prostate Cancer I couldn't move at all I was numb for about an hour. Then I started to cry again. I know what it fells like to lose someone you love very much I lost my mom when I was only 14. I hope you guys heal and go on with your life I think Jerry would want you to do that I know my mom did. He was a great actor.
So sorry for your Loss.
WILL MISS YOU,Jerry Always...
I would like to express my deepest
sympathy to the Orbach's family and to his t.v.family. He will be greatly miss by the Law and orders viewers. I had just watched Law and Order, afterwhich the 11:00pm news
came on announcing his passing.
May God bless his love ones and give them the strength and the faith to carry on. My condolences and prayers are with you.
I have watched Law and Order since it started and have enjoyed Mr Orbach's character thru the years. My daughter is a thespian so I know the great sacrifice that it takes in their chosen careers. I will miss him but will fondly remember his warm smile. Thank you for sharing him with us.
god comfort the family. our prayers are with all of you. ron
To the wife and family of Mr. Jerry Orbach:
Law and Order is my favorite television show and has been for a number of years! I really enjoyed Mr. Orbach's acting and his wonderful sense of humor! I was sad to see him retire from the show. May he rest in peace and he will always be remembered in a special way.
I watched law and order alot and i must say that mr orbach is a wonderful actor and probabally a good father as well. I wish to give my deepest sympathy and campassion to his wife and children. I hope that they can remember the good things about him and move on without hardship.
to jerrys' family jerry was an excellent man one of my favorite actors i'll miss him dearly!
His loss is truly felt. He provided me with years of entertainment.
I will miss those wisecracks they where the best.. he is so great on the show... I will miss him alot.. so sorry for your great loss he will be missed so much
I felt that Jerry was part of my family and I grieve as if he were.
I always watch Law and Order, had dreams of him too. He made you feel that he knew you. Just a plain nice guy.His portrayal as a friend of Bill W brought life to me, as I too am a friend.He will be remembered in my prayers.
A man who made a difference! Rest in Peace and may God be with the family that is left behind.
My deepest condolences to the Orbach family. My prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Thank you Jerry Orbach for sharing your talent with us. May you rest in peace.
Dear Orbach Family,
I am deeply saddened by the death of Jerry Orbach. He was a very gifted actor and from all I read about him a very nice person. He would always take the time to talk and shake hands with his fans. Law and Order was never the same without him. He is irreplacable. He is Law and Order. I will miss him very much. May God Bless his family. Goodbye dear friend.
My one and only Jerry Orbach story: May 1981--Saturday evening performance of 42nd Street at the unheard of whopping cost of $50. During the show my buddy Matt and I were mesmerised to see Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward sitting down the row from us. After the show, I told my star struck friend that I think Jerry Orbach was from Wilkes-Barre, Pa. My friend says, "Great ! lets go meet him back stage" So two 20-something guys from Wilkes Barre schlep backstage to meet Jerry--who not only was gracious enough to meet us, but when he heard where we were from, he lit up and said, "No kidding! I'm from Lynwood (a Wilkes-Barre neighborhood)" Needless to say, Jerry's genuine warmth and down to earth quality not only left a lifelong impression on us, but allowed his star to shine more brightly than any other celebrity we encountered that evening. Rest in peace, Jerry!
My wife and I loved you and your acting. Your wisecracks on Law & Order were always great. We wish we could have seen you on Broadway. We send our love and prayers to you and your family. May you rest in peace.
Jeremy and Cindy Schubert
I send my deepest condolences to Mr. Orbach's family. I started watching "Law and Order" from it's first episode but was not too thrilled by the seasons shows until "Lenny Briscoe showed up on the scene! His wise cracks right from the start of the show each time made it worth watching. Jerry Orbach added that Pizzaz to the show. Which is what the show needed to break up the Ole" hum drum routine. I will miss Jerry very much and I think that he would have been the one to "make" the latest Law and Order show that is to start soon.
My deepest condolences to Mr. Orbach's family. I hope you can take some comfort in knowing how much he meant to so many people. Whatever character he played, he made his own. My favorite will always be Lenny Briscoe in all the L&O and Homicide crossover episodes. To his family, thanks for sharing him with us.
I am sorry to hear of the homegoing of Jerry Orbach. The industry has lost a legend and can never be replaced. Just remember time heals all wounds.
Lenny Briscoe was one of my favorite TV characters and has contributed to my nightly addiction of watching Law and Order. Jerry Orbach will be greatly missed by me and by many. My condolences to his family and to all those who had the privilege of knowing him personally. I am so sad he is gone.
My husband and I first bonded over Law & Order re-runs and they are still a main fixture of our evenings. We also both took jobs in the legal field. We feel that the show, and especially, Jerry's contribution to it, made a huge impact on our lives. We are deeply saddened by this loss. I hope Jerry's family can take comfort in the knowledge that he was deeply loved. Jerry, we miss you already.
We extend our deepest condolences to family of Jerry Orbach, the cast and crew of Law and Order, and to NBC. We were very saddened to hear the news of Mr. Orbach's untimely passing. Mr. Orbach was a wonderful actor who touched so many fans in the roles that he played. We are faithful Law and Order viewers and we will miss very much the irreplaceable charisma and personality that Mr. Orbach brought to the screen. Our hearts go out to the Orbach family in their time of grief and we wish them to know that Mr. Orbach's loyal fans will miss him very much.
Michael Licate Jr.
We all benefited from Mr. Orbach’s passion for acting. I am grateful to him for this, and his life-long ambition of personal richness.
We should all take comfort in knowing that in the end, Jerry took the opportunity to embrace his accomplishments; reflected; and then followed his passion all the way home…
I never knew him, yet I knew him well.
To the Orbach Family,
I was very sorry to hear of your loss. During my times of grief, I found it very comforting to look forward to the time when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out to a resurrection of life. How happy we will then be when we are reunited with those now sleeping in death.
My 92 year old mother thought the sun rose & set on "her" Jerry and she would only watch the "Law & Order" show he was on. She would always tell me, "You know, he's a local boy". Mom lives in Wilkes-Barre, PA and I think Jerry was born in a small town across the river from there. She was absolutely devestated when she heard the news of his passing. From my mother and myself we'd like to share our deepest condolences with Mr. Orbach's family and close friends. Well done, Jerry.....fade to black.
I send my deepest condolences to Mr. Orbach's family. I would like them to know that the entertainment industry will not be the same without him. I will miss him dearly from Law & Order..
My husband and I enjoyed your work! We especially will miss "Lenny's" wisecracks. You will truly be missed!
he was a good acter will be missed
I sure enjoyed all of your wise crack jokes on Law & Order. I pray for your family & my heart goes out to your family. Love Ledonna
Jerry Orbach made the show Law & Order. I will remain a huge "Lennie Briscoe" fan and will still never miss a rerun. Be in peace Jerry.
My son and I enjoyed Mr. Orbach for many years and are deeply saddened by his passing. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Great actor and he will be missed.
He was great on Law and Order and
he also played a great addition
to the movie Dirty Dancing.
Every week my husband and I whatched Mr. Orbach has our favorite detective. He was one of our friends and we loved him. We will miss him dearly. Mr. Orbach was an actor that we will never forget. We feel like we lost a family member.
My deepest sympathy to Jerry's family. I have so enjoyed watching Jerry in "Law and Order". He will be deeply missed and the show won't be the same without him. You are in my prayers.
Our deepest sympathy to the Orbach Family. Jerry Orbach gave us so much joy with his character, Lennie Briscoe, in "Law and Order". Our hearts sank when we heard the news of Jerry's passing, just like loosing a member of our own family. We will greatly miss him.
We are saddened by the passing of Jerry Orbach. He was a talented actor. We will miss the character of Lenny Briscoe that he played for so many years.
Meg and Mike
You were are great actor and will be greatly missed.
I am deeply saddened, his great talent will be missed.
Mr. Orbach brought us great pleasure in the many roles he played in his craft. Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. He will be missed by millions.
The Plaza Family
I am very sorry to hear about your lose. It will also be a lose to my family we watch "Law n order" all the time. The show has made my 16 year old want to become a lawyer. All my thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family in is sad time. My God comfort you and give you the strenght to face another day.We all loved Jerry Orbach and he will be greatly missed in my household.
YOU WILL BE MISSED BY MANY MANY OF YOUR FANS. YOU WERE THE BEST!
Lennie will truly be missed on my favorite television program Law & Order. One thing I can truly say about Lennie and that is there was always humor in his detective work. Whether he spoke of his previous drinking problems or his previous wives. My condolences are with his family.
thank you and God bless.
A man who will be rembered for not only a great actor but a great human being
I fell in love with the person you played on the show. You will be missed dreadfully. God Bless the ones you left behind.
I have watched Jerry Orbach for years on "Law and Order". He will forever be missed and God be with him and may God bless his family during this critical time of need.
My deepest sympathy to Jerry Orbach's family. I loved him in Law and Order and was looking forward to seeing more of him in the new series. I feel like I've lost a dear friend.
Saddened by the passing of a wonderful actor Jerry Orbach, my family spent countless hours watching you on Law and Order, loved u on Dirty dancing and we will miss you. Our heartfelt sympathies to your family and dear friends. Gone but never forgotton.
Sincerely, the beers family
Law & Order won't be the same without Det. Lennie you were sooo awesome on the show.. You did things by the book.. You were also great in Dirty Dancing.. I will miss you...
To the family and friends of Mr. Orbach: Please know that your beloved was one of the most wonderful performers I have ever witnessed. However, a bigger testament to his life is the fact that he had a long and committed marriage of 25 years! God bless.
We feel both honored and blessed to have personally met Uncle Jerry. Not only was he extremely talented, he was a kind and humble man.
I have watched Jerry Orbach from "The Fantastiks" to "Law & Order" and enjoyed each and every performance. Sincere sympathy to his family on his passing.
The media coverage surrounding Jerry Orbach’s death is remarkable – TV and cable networks, The New York Times, and even The Wall Street Journal. The outpouring of sympathy both officially and from many, many individuals gives an indication of just how deeply Mr. Orbach as Lennie Briscoe has become entwined with American life.
Not since Jack Webb has a dramatic actor in a “cop show” been so highly and widely regarded for his craft as well as his persona. Joe Friday is a TV icon, even to two generations of Americans who have likely never seen an episode of “Dragnet”. Likewise, “just the facts, ma’am” is part of the American lexicon.
There won’t be another detective actor to hold such sway over the American public’s memory. Not Dan Travanti or Jimmy Smits or even Dennis Franz – exceptional actors all, but they “ain’t no Jerry Orbach”.
Mr. Orbach’s body of work in the theater is largely unknown to people outside New York City. Sure we’ve seen road companies for all of the productions in which he was involved, but few of us have had the real pleasure of enjoying first-hand the art that Jerry Orbach brought to the stage.
Mr. Orbach’s passing is that of a dear friend. Mr. Orbach was one of the guys we invited over to our house each Wednesday evening – along with Mike or Ray or Ed and maybe Anita – but instead of poker, Law & Order was on the table. We’re going to miss Lennie and all the other characters to which Mr. Orbach brought life.
I hope he and the Lord are enjoying “a little ‘stick’”.
I have enjoyed Det Lennie for many years on Law And Order. He was very talented and smart. He was one of the reasons we look forward to watching the show. We offer our sympathy to your family. May God bless you all.
How sad we are at such a talented star's passing. Listening to him on our "42nd Street" CD, or watching him almost nightly on "Law & Order",he became a joyous part of our life. Deepest sympathies to his family.
My Prayers go to the Orbach family & his friends. I will missed you at Law & Order. "Good Bye Detective Lenny Brisco"
I am one of the biggest fan's of Law & Order I love when they have the marthon's on TNT Jerry was a wonderful actor and I know a great man in person I wish your family my greatest symathy
I've missed him all this season and I guess now I'll miss him forever. I don't remember an entertainer passing away that I will miss so much. Law and Order is a staple in my house every day and Jerry Orbach was part of a wonderful ensemble. My deepest sympathies to both his personal family and his "Law and Order" family.
my thought and prayers are for u and your family. i really loved the actor when he played in dirty dancing in which it was just on.
Jerry Orbach was one of the best actors of this time. He was well rounded and true to his profession. I have enjoyed watching him in all of the various shows including the Law and Harry McGraw. He will be sorely missed. My heartfelt sympathies go to his family.
I have totally enjoyed Mr. Orbach's career. I remember his Broadway days as my sister use to take me to the theater regulary. In "Chicago", and many others. His comedic style, he is Mr.New York to me. Twelve years age I moved here from New York where I was born and raised. Seeing Jerry every day reminds me of home. His NY style,the raincoat,everything about him is New York. He is the reason I watch Law & Order. I am really very sad about the awful news. I am truly going to miss him.
Our hearts are sadden with Jerry's death. His passing reminds us how short life is and how precious it is for us. When someone accomplishes wonderful things and makes life better and happer for fellow mankind it is a testament to the fact that a life was well lived. God Bless his life and his family.
Good-bye Mr. Orbach. You will truely be missed. My condolences to the family.
I was so shocked & am so saddened to read of Jerry's death. I watch Law & Order every night, and if Jerry is not on it, I do not watch the show. I enjoyed him so much! I will miss him very much. I wish I could have told him so. The family has my deepest sympathy.
I am very sorry to hear of the death of Jerry Orbach even though I had never meet him, I have watch every law & order program more then once, I was sad when he retired because he was the person who made the show it was like watching an old friend leave the neighborhood. my prayers to his family . Jerry was a decent man and a great actor and he will be missed.
My Prayers go to the Orbach family & to his friends. He will be missed by all who loved his spirit and work. "Bye Lenny Brisco"
I am pretty sure I have seen all of the L&O episodes, and Mr. Orbach was truly the star of the series. My heart goes out to all of his family & friends. I know I will truly miss him!!
Saddened by the news, especially liked the Dirty Dancing movie. Rest in Peace.
Jerry Orbach, you certainly will be missed......my sincere sympathy to his family and friends. May God Bless you at this time of much needed compassion
What does one say? How stunned and terribly sad I am over Mr. Orbach's passing. I was so saddened when he left Law & Order and excited for the new show. For years I have been a fan from Murder She Wrote, Dirty Dancing, Beauty and the Beast, and then Law & Order. Tears last night seeing you on a re-run. One can hardly know how much your passing has touched me and so many other people.
I wish your family peace with their memories of their times with you. And I hope you stay close in their hearts.
May you find comfort and peace wherever you may be.
My deepest condolences to your family. Jerry Orbach was a perfect example of when good people happen to theatre. I'm sure he was just as wonderful off stage as well.
He will be missed so much-He was the reason I liked watching the show - I pray that God watches over his family and friends.
To The Family of Jerry Orbach
I was saddened to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy & regards are with you. His talents will be remembered by many.
I WAS DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE DEATH OF JERRY. HE WAS A WONDERFUL ACTOR AND HE WILL BE MISSED DEEPLY.
I am shocked today is the first time of me hearing about this. My heart goes out to Jerry's family and friends. He will be missed dearly. A TRUE ICON AND LEGEND!!!
I liked Jerry, he was a great man in everything he did especially in Law & Order! And may GOD bless his family in this time, when life hurts and dreams fade! Thanks Jerry!
To the family and friends of Jerry Orbach.I am so sorry for your loss.He was a great actor and we all will miss him.
I am very sorry for the Orbach family's loss. Jerry was a great actor and I am sure a wonderful man. I was devistated when he left Law & Order and am once again devistated. God Bless You Jerry!
I WAS SADDDEN TO HEAR OF JERRY'S DEATH. HE IS A LONG TIME FAVORITE OF MINE.I LOVED HIM IN ALL HE DID. HE WILL BE MISSED. I PRAY THE FAMILY WILL FIND STRENGHT IN THE LORD. HE WILL GET YOU THROUGH.
I know that Jerry Orbach will be remembered by the millions of people who know of his death and the millions of fans who loved to watch him in action. He is one of the great celebrities that will never be forgotten
My prayers and heartfelt condolences to your family Jerry. I cannot picture not only Law and Order without you.; the world of enter- tainment has lost a legacy. I will miss you Much. My heart out to your loved ones.
Thank you for being the wonderful Dad in Dirty Dancing and the dedicated, trustworthy, sardonic and professional detective in Law and Order. Your unique style always brightened my day. You will be deeply missed.
To the family of Jerry Orbach
I would like to offer my condolences to the family and freinds of Mr. Orbach. He will truely be missed. I enjoyed the Law & Order show and will miss his wisecracks. He was my favorite cop on the show. Please take comfort that there will be a time when people will say "I am not sick" Isaiah 33:24. This has made me aware of somethings concerning my husbands health issues and I am going to get right on it. Again, I would like to offer my condolences to the family and freinds of Mr. Orbach. Take comfort from the scriptures and each other.
To the Orbach Family: I feel like I have lost a great friend. God be with you during this most difficult time.
God rest his soul. Jerry was the best actor on Law and Order and I don't think our family can watch the show without him. It was our favorite. God only takes the best.
Myself, My Family And Friends Are All Deeply Saddened By The Passing Of Such A Great Actor And Icon Of Your Generation. We Have All Grown-Up Watching Jerry In Classics Like Dirty - Dancing. Our Personal Ritual Of Watching Law And Order Every Night Will Never Be The Same Now That "Uncle Lenny" Is Gone.
My Sincere Condolences To The Orbach Family.
To the Orbach Family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Jerry's talents will be missed in the acting world. He truly made the show "Law & Order" and his "wise cracks" cannot be replaced by anyone else. His fans will miss him greatly and will continue to remember him each time they see a rerun of the Law & Order shows.
My family and I watch Law&Order everyday. We'll miss Jerry.
My heart goes out to the Orbach family. My grandfather also suffered from prostate cancer. He was a wonderful addition to Law & Order, and I will miss him and his character dearly.
i watched law & order for years just ti see mr. orbach. he was the best ever, i will truely miss him. i was looking forward to watching his new show. he will be missed sadly.
I am so sorry for your loss he was a great man and actor I love Law and Order and have watched it several years he is my favorite I also loved him on Murder She Wrote as Harry and Beauty and the Beast would have not been complete without him. I think one of the greatest roles I ever saw him in was the dad on Dirty Dancing. You sort of thought of him as your own dad. He will really be missed. May you gain your strength to get thru this with God's help I know he there leading you thru. May God bless each of you, I shed many at tear at his passing but please know that he is in Heaven with God and we will meet again someday!!
what a loss this is to everyone. but
we know you are in heaven making the
angels smile. our prayers go to the
family and may god give them the
strength to carry on. god bless the
john & nancy wenderlein
My heart goes to Jerry's family. He was loved by me because he was such an inspiring and good actor. I make a religious moment to watch Law & Order (especially on Mondays & Tuesdays because of back to back episodes on TNT) he made you get so much into the program that I even learned certain laws. But I hope he knows he will missed. love u Jerry
The world is saddened by Jerry's death. But how blessed are we to have had him in our lives for so long!
May God bless & comfort all those who Loved him.
He will be greatly missed by me and millions of other fans. Jerry was my favorite actor on Law & Order. My Deepest Sympathy to the Orbach family. May Jerry now find the peace he deserves so dearly. May he rest in peace.
My deepest condolences to the Orbach family. I had just finished watching a "Murder She Wrote" re-run with Jerry playing the part of Harry McGraw, and heard the news of his passing. I so enjoyed his work over many years, and was saddened by the news.
As others have stated before--"he will be missed".
Our deepest condolences to the entire Orbach Family. Jerry Orbach was a great actor and he will be missed every time we watch Law & Order.
Violet & Freddy Hernandez
Your were a talented actor and will be missed. The Heavens have a new star.
I enjoyed your shows, you will be missed.....
My heartfelt condolences are with the family of Mr. Orbach. He was an awesome detective on Law And Order. He will be sadly missed by his fans. We love you and may God forever bless his family.
your a great acter r.i.p.
My sincerest sympathy to the Orbach family on the passing of this wonderful man. His work on t.v. and stage has enthralled me for years. I will miss seeing him in new productions and cherish his work on film.
I loved watching Law and Order because of your dry humor. You will be missed. To the family, God can see and hear your tears and that's why he left us a Comforter. You guys love him but God loves him best.
The the Orbach Family, Our deepest heartfelt sympathy in your loss. We will miss him terribly. My husband and I loved his wit and humor and I had the opportunity to see a little of his role in Chicago that was shown on TV. We saw him in Dirty Dancing and he reminded me of how my father was and he was really in law enforcement. My husband and I have seen almost everyone of the episodes and now my husband has been diagnosed with Alzheimers and the good thing about it is he can watch them over and over and sometimes doesn't realize he has seen it already and enjoys it that much more, he is only 57. Thank you for sharing him with all of us and he will be remembered in our hearts forever.
Love & Prayers to all the family and friends.
I wish to send my condolensces of your loss of Jerry. He has left a legacy behind, and will be sadly missed. May God be with you in your loss, and grant all of you peace and comfort.
I am so sadden by the death of Jerry Orbach. He was my favorite det. of Law & Order. May his family be in peace, and know that one day they will be able to see him again.
I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to the family of Jerry Orbach. Several years ago I was fortunate enough to have see him perform as a song and dance man on Broadway in "42nd Street". Then, many years later, I enjoyed his excellent acting in "Law and Order", which became my favorite t.v. show. He was a wonderful actor and quite a handsome man. I especially enjoyed his dry wit. Jerry Orbach will be missed by me and millions of others, but we are certainly lucky to have "known" him. Thank you.
My prayers and thoughts are with all of his family and friends. And to us in the TV world what an actor! I praied that he would overcome the cancer. My Grandfather and Father in law have past within the past 2 weeks. It seem this is the season for angels.
He will be missed I am sure by all
My heart goes out to the Orbach Family. I was really saddened by the news of Mr. Orbach's death. He was my favorite on Law and Order. Many Blessings to the family
you will truly be missed not only as a great actor but also as a great person.
Mr. Orbach was a wonderful actor. Every night I watched Law & Order before retiring. I enjoyed every single episode of all the series.
Mr. Orbach will be greatly missed by all his fans.
My condolences to his wife and family members/Law & Order family as well. May the good Lord bring you peace and comfort through this difficult time. Our prayers are with you all..."Jerry, may God have you in his kingdom where all the wonderful people go to - by his side." God Bless You ALL.
REST IN PEACE JERRY. WE REALLY LOVE YOUR PART ON THE SHOW. AS AN EX-POLICE OFFICE I COULD VERY EASILY RELATE TO YOU IN THE SHOW. GOD-SPEED. WE WILL MISS YOU.
I pray that the Orbach family is strengthened by the many warm wishes of the American people. Mr. Orbach was a welcome visitor in our home through the Law and Order series. A fine actor, both on stage and screen, he will be greatly missed. Peace to your family.
The world has lost a great actor . It sadden me to hear of Mr Orbach's death. I was sadden when he left Law and Order and had looked forward to seeing him in another series.
To the family, you have my greatest sympathy, because I have watched him for so long I feel as if he was part of my family also.
God be with all of you
To the Orbach Family and the Law & Order Cast Members' Families:
My brother, Reginald, and I are long-time avid fans of Law and Order. We both will miss "Officer Briscoe." Be strong and look to the hills from whence cometh your help - your help comes from the Lord.
With Heartfelt Sympathy & Prayers,
Pat & Reggie Thurman
Jerry made Law and order. It will not be the same without him. He played a great part that was full of witt. I didn't know him myself, but know people that did and he was known as a "regular guy".
He will be missed.
JERRY YOU WILL BE MISSED. TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF JERRY YOU CAN FIND SOME PEICE KNOWING THAT HE WAS LOVED BY SO MANY THAT DID NOT EVEN KNOW THE REAL JERRY. I LOVED HIM ON LAW & ORDER.
I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm only 11 years old ut i watched law and order everytime it was on and I think Jerry played the most importent partand he inspired me so much. I'm Very sorry for your loss Orbach Family Rest in Peace Jerry
While it's difficult to determine exactly what made Lennie so striking i.e. his brilliant smile (sometimes blindingly white), his acerbic wit, or his staunch views, he truly made Law & Order a "must see" on TV. It was heartbreaking to watch the final episode when he retired, but he did it in such Lennie-style: no fanfare, no prolonged good-byes, merely exiting the scene. What a truly classy guy.
Lennie: May you find peace in the hereafter, while we console ourselves with back-to-back episodes of Law & Order!
God Bless Your Family.
To the family of Jerry Orbach, my prayers are with you in your time of lose, I have been fan of Mr Orbach for years and he will surely be missed my many. he will be remembered as a fine actor and person. I looked at Law & Order last nite and it was hard to watch knowing that Mr Orbach is no longer with us, but he will always be with
with us in our hearts, again my thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Emily C. Sheppard
This is a great loss. Jerry you were a wonderful actor. I watched you every night on TV, and laughed all the time when your charecter made wise cracks, just they way you deliverd them made them that much funnier.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time
Rest in peace
You are one of my favorite actors.
You come across so gently on the
screen even though you played a
tough cop. I am going to miss you
a great deal. I consider you a
hero and one of the finest human
beings that ever lived. You are
my favorite actor on Law and Order.
Cancer is a nasty disease and we
can only hope they find a cure.
My heart goes out to the entire
Orbach family and his NBC family
as well. You are with the lord now
and so rest my friend...rest.
I feel as though I've lost a friend. My earliest memory of Jerry Orbach was seeing him perform in Carousel at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit around 1964. He's the reason I watch and rewatch all the Law & Order episodes. You will be missed!
Jerry you will be greatly missed by your family and by mine.You were one of the greatest actor's of our time.My wife and I watched you everynight.We were not related in any way,but you will be missed like family would be.Sincerly and God Bless, Ed and Barbara Perreault
Good-bye to one of the greatest. We will miss your nightly presence on Law and Order and cherish the memory of your versatility in so many roles. Most of all, we will remember the nice man you were.
The world will never be the same without Briscoe and Lumiere. I have repeated his line from Beauty and the Beast every single day to my dog when I "pet ze pooch." Jerry will be sorely missed; what a great, great loss... Condolences to his family.
Jerry Orbach will be greatly missed.He was my favorite cop as Lennie Brisco on Law and Order.
Your personal loss of this great man is magnified by the worlds loss of him also. My wife & I truly enjoyed Jerry's character on Law & Order. I remember the show in which he retired. At the end, he just left with his cardboard box. I said, that's it? NO Way! where's the parade, the honors, etc. But i guess it really does end. Heaven is now richer and the world will be poorer with Jerry's passing. God bless
I will miss you verry much love J.R.
My entire family cried upon hearing of his death. We watched every show we could that he was in. We will miss him. To his wife and family please know that he was loved by many and I know that you will miss such a wonderful man.
My heart felt sympathy to the Orbach family. And thank you Jerry for all the many hours you entertained us.
We will all miss him for sure but we also know that he has a bigger role to play now.
I loved every role he played and was so sad to hear that he was ill and then passed away.
Law & Order will never be the same.
May the Lord keep watch over his family and may the support of his fans bring them so peace.
my prayers are with the family. what a great actor i so enjoyed law and order and will still watch the show and all of the reruns. may god bless
I always loved him in Law and Order. I watched it every week. Now I watch it every night just to see him.
What a shock! I had bearly gotten over Jerry leaving one of my favorites "Law and Order",and now I learn of his death. He was wonderful as Lenny and I was so disappointed when he left the show. My sympathy to the family of this great actor.
You were loved and will be missed. Your humor, sensitivity and gentleness will never be forgotten. SO LONG LENNIE!
To the family of Jerry Orbach: When I read in the news that he was sick, I prayed that God would keep him safe. Now he is surrounded with the light of God and will forever be in millions of peoples hearts. He will sorely be missed by all of the world and may you all be blessed in knowing how many lives he has touched and how many people whom have had the joy in watching him perform. God Bless.
My Deepest Condolences to your wife and family. I,Like everyone else grew up watching Mr Orbach and knew he was a truely gifted actor. I remember watching him in the 4th of July parades in Pittsfield, Ma.
Just know that he is with God right now and he has no more pain.
You are a treasure. Thankyou for all of your wonderful moments. You are missed.
I am so sorry for your loss. He will truely be missed. May God Bless you during this time. He was an inspiration to others.
to the Orbach family sorry to hear of your loss i enjoyed Jerry very much on Law and Order and will miss seeing him but i do know i can always watch him on reruns and still enjoy his acting sorry again to hear of this great loss
My heart felt condolences go out to Jerry's family at a time of sorrow.Just wish to let them know my hearfelt appreciation for the deication and great entertaiment he had provided me for many years.May the Lord bless his family at this time of much needed compassion.
As a devoted fan of Angela Lansbury I first came across this great actor in Murder, she wrote. After that of course in Beauty and the Beast in which he also worked with ms. Lansbury. I began to watch Law and Order because of him and I don't think it will ever be the same without him.
He will be missed.
My family and I are sincerely saddened at the loss of your loved one. We feel we knew him by watching the tv shows. May God Bless You and will keep your family in our prayers.
I have enjoyed Jerry Orbach's work in many different venues,but my all time favorite was as Detective Lenny Brisco on the orginal "Law & Order". I was extremly sad to see him leave the show and now his passing leaves me profoundly sad. What a great talent has been lost, but never forgotten. RIP Mr. Orbach and my your family & friends find some peace in the most diffulcult of times.
With Sincere Sympathy,
Sherri, Wichita, KS
Will be sadly missed. I have enjoyed him for years on Law And Order. My condolences to the family .
The Robinson Family
I am at a loss for words. Feels like we lost a dear friend. My father in law passed 3 years ago from that cancer and It was comforting those last days we spent watching jerry on the tv with law and order. It was nice to find out we had a love for the show and jerry . It was nice spending his last days sharing that and its been real nice enjoying jerryin the show since then. I wish I could of known him. He will be missed. I am so sorry to his family and friends for their great loss.
He truly was a great actor in all of the Law & Order that he was in. I want to offer his wife and his children my best thoughts and I hope that they do not suffer. based upon the way that he acted we could see that Jerry loved his life to the fullest.
I liked him, he was a great actor. I will miss seeing him. My prayers are with his family and close friends.
JERRY, GOD BLESS YOU, REST IN PEACE
Jerry... I'm still can't believe you're gone. You left this world too soon. My wife cried because you're the only best actor of "Law and Order" and we were forward to see you again in a spinoff. We are shock and saddened when we was watching Law and Order in TNT and announced during the commercial of your passing. Jerry, thank you for all these years for acting as Lennie Briscoe and God bless you. You will be missed but never forgotten in our hearts. Vaya con Dios!
I was extremely saddened on learning of the death of Jerry Orbach. I have followed his career for quite awhile and he was a favourite. He will certainly be missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.
I am sorry you had to leave us so soon. thank you for all your years of talent that you shared with us.. God bless you and rest in peace.
May God grant him rest in a place where there is no pain, nor grief, nor sighing. God grant comfort to his family, friends and coworkers. Jerry, we will still see and enjoy your work for years to come. My prayers are with you and yours. Thanks.
My condolences to Jerry's family and friends. Like many, I feel like I knew him having spent countless hours watching Law and Order (which never interested me until Jerry's character arrived). What drew me to Jerry was not just his talent, but the fact that he seemed like such a genuine, good person. One could not help but root for him. I never thought I would miss an artist this much.
My condolences go out to Jerry Orbach's family. This actor will surely be missed. He was wonderful on "Law and Order". I was sad when he left the show. I also enjoyed him in "Murder, She Wrote". He has such a great presence when he was on TV. He was comical in the way he played Lenny on "Law and Order". I will be able to catch the repeats on TNT. I will still miss him.
Lenny Briscoe will forever be in my heart! I will purchase every season of Law and Order as they are released on DVD in honor of his work on the show! God bless his family in this tough time, we mourn with you.
This was by far my most favorite show on contemporary primt time television. Jerry Orbach's presence illuminated the reality of the show's stories with true professionalism and a real sense of "street smarts", making all of the plot lines believable. He did alot to enhance the reputation of law enforcement and let people see what being a policeman is all about.
I will miss his quick wit and always offbeat remarks.
My sincerest condolences to family and the cast.
To the family of Jerry Orbach:
Our sincerest condolences go out to you at this terribly difficult time. Jerry was one of our favorite actors and he will be missed tremendously. Not only was Jerry great at portraying a New york City Police Detective, he was also a staunch supporter of the N.Y.P.D. As a New York City Police Officer it meant alot to see someone of his status reconize us and the job that we perform daily, and we appreciate everything that he has done for us in the past. From taking pictures with "the real guys" to signing autographs, to standing on a podium with the P.B.A. voicing his support, he always had a smile on his face and always made time for us. He will be sorely missed.
Patrick and Stephanie Luca
Thank you for the wonderful moments on one of my favorite shows, You will truly be missed and from my family to yours we are sorry for your loss.
To the family of Jerry Orbach..
what a sad day, my heartfelt condolences go out to you. I enjoyed watching Jerry in Dirty Dancing, and Law and Order. Since seeing him march in our 4th of July Parade a few years ago, he was someone I knew. A real person, not just someone on tv.
He will be missed.
Best detective in all of the Law and Order Programs Will miss this actor enormously I watch this every day
I first saw the name Jerry Orbach in the credits for Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere was my fav character of the movie)...i followed him from there in Law and Order and thought he was an incredible actor. His legacy will be missed. My heart goes out to all his family and friends.
I am very sorry to hear of this. I was at work and one of my co-workers told me. I thought I was going to cry. It was bad enough to see him leave "Law and Order." Its a great show. I watch it everyday on TNT. He was so funny and a great actor.
God bless and my heart goes out to his family.
We are so sorry to hear about him. we loved him in dirty dancing. that is my favorit movie.May he be at PEACE. Good Night and have a great sleep Jerry.
So Long good friend. You will be missed here, but I know you will be displayed in that great theatre in the sky.
Dick Wolf said it best:Jerry Orbach was "one of the legendary actors of the 20th Century." He was a towering talent. I loved his every performance. I cried tears of laughter over his many funny lines. Now, I'm crying out of great sadness. God Bless this fine actor and beautiful man who brought us all so much joy.
Jerry will be greatly missed by my family. We were all loyal fans of L & O. I would like to extend my condolences to Jerry's family.
GOD BLESS YOU MR. ORBACH, REST IN PEACE.
What sad news. I was sorry that he left the L&O Show but was so looking forward to seeing him in his own new show. He was really a great asset to the show and NBC.
I was truly saddened to learn of Jeffy Orbach's death today--which came too soon indeed. He was a great actor who brightened every evening as Lenny Briscoe on Law and Order. But many people do not know of his earlier career as the king of Broadway musicals. He will be sorely missed by myself and his legion of fans. My deepest sympathy to his wife, children and family.
Jerry... you were the lifeline of Law & Order for me... I will miss you so much... I was looking so forward to your new Law & Order series.. I loved your dry sense of humor and your quick wit...
All of the actors & actresses are wonderful that worked with you.. I know you will be sorely missed.. Rest in Peace & may God bless your family & friends.. you will not be forgotten....
Such an incredible loss in the entertainment community! Jerry was such a talented actor, especially in L&O and Dirty Dancing. My sympathies to his family and close friends as well as the cast of L&O. God Bless you Jerry for all you gave to us! We'll miss you.
I will truly miss the dry witt and noble rebellion that Jerry Orbach brought to Law and Order. He was a great actor and I know he will be missed by all. My prayers are with his friends and family.
Go with God Jerry. God speed. You were a great actor. May God bless you and your family. May God wipe away all of your family tears.
This one is hard to take! It just didn't get any better than Jerry Orbach. A class act across the board ... now taking center stage in a better place. Thanks Jerry for all of the wonderful performances and for the unforgetable "Briscoe"... to say you will be missed is an understatement. Good night sweet prince!
Jerry Orbach was a great actor and will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out to his family.... Sincerly, Thomas & Debra McMurtry
our deepest sympathy to jerry orbach's family, he was a very good actor. he was great in dirty dancing.he will be greatly missed.
Such a great actor. My favorite movie is "Dirty Dancing". May the LORD continue to stengthen every family member.
I am so upset that Jerry Died I have been crying all day I loved watching him. Since Jerry left L&O, I wasn't able to bring myself to watch the new season. I cried at the end of his last episode. I loved him in everything that he did from dirty dancing to murder she wrote to Law and Order I am very sad I am going to watch dirty dancing in memory of Jerry. My heart goes out to his friends and family
I am sorry for the shocking loss of such a talented man. Jerry Orbach had the gift that made me have all my housework done in order to catch the beginning of Law & Order - just to see & hear Lennie & his partner set the show. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him over the years and I hope that you all will take comfort in the promises of God. Isaiah 25:8 "He will actually swallow up death forever". My condolences.
i am very sadden of the loss of jerry orbach. he was my favorite detective in the law & order series. he will be soarly missed.to his family i would like to extend my deepest sympathy.
debbie tabler& family
To the family of Jerry Orbach:
I was shocked to hear of Mr. Orbach's passing and felt like I had lost a dear friend. I enjoyed watching his performances in Dirty Dancing and Murder She Wrote, but he really was GREATER than GREAT in Law & Order as Lennie Briscoe. No offense to his "replacement" on the show, but without Jerry Orbach it's just another cop show. May you find peace in knowing that your husband/father/friend is now in Heaven in God's arms and surrounded by the other GREAT ones that have gone before him. May your faith in God and His love for you help you during this difficult time of sorrow.
Mr. Orbach, I'm going to miss your smile and your great acting performances. God Bless You and thank you for the entertainment you brought into this world.
In prayer and sympathy,
I loved him in "Dirty Dancing" I grew up with people like him in my life. He seemed like a great guy. His Law& Order persona was unique and real. He deserves a great deal of respect. I was so looking forward to his new show starting. It would have been as good as anything else he did. My sympathy to his family. My prayers are with you in this time of grief.
Jerry, you were too young to leave us! You had so many more parts to play, so many more songs to sing, so many more gifts to give your family, your friends, your public. We will MISS YOU, but your legacy will always be there when we read about your performances in records of theatre performances, see (or hear) one of your movies--"Beauty and the Beast" comes to mind--and, of course, watch and re-watch and re-watch your quintessential performances as Lennie Briscoe in "Law & Order": we're fortunate that we, your fans can watch those episodes over and over...and hope you know you've give so many of us so much to love and remember you for!
I like all of the others who have extended their condolences to The Orbach Family, can not believe that the man I tuned into TNT nightly to see has passed. I again just want to express my condolences to The Orbach Family and the "fans" worldwide like myself who will truly miss Mr. Orbach.
To the Orbach family my heart goes out to you. I will miss seeing Jerry in future productions of Law and Order. He will be missed and I pray that you will find peace in knowing that he has touched many lives throughout this world.
To The Family and Friends Of Jerry Orbach..
I am so Very Sorry for your loss. Law and Order is and has Always been my favorite tv shows. I could watch it all day everyday 24/7. My prayes are with you in your time of sorrow. He was a good man. He will always be with us. He will be turely missed.
My sincere condolences to the Orbach Family. From Promises-Promises to Law and Order he was the best of the best.
He will be missed by all.
Our sincere sympathy to the family of Mr. J. Orbach.
We were sorry to see him leave L & O, our favorite show; and were looking forward to his new one.
He was a wonderful actor.
what a great lost for tv,and his famly .one of the last tv shows with jerry that i had look forword to watching all week . we all here will miss you ,he made the show for what it was GREAT !
omg jerry i love you my whole family does and we will miss you so much <33333
i fell in love with you in "dirty dancing" you were so real, you brought me to tears, law & order has been my favorite for years, but you are an important part of that reason that it is my favorite. i think you are a great actor. i think your true being shows through in the characters you play. thank you for being you. i am one of your greatest fans.
A man of enormous talent, his face and voice will be missed. My admiration goes back to the days of the Chad Mitchell Trio in the 60s. Sincerest sympathy to Mr. Orbach's family and legions of fans.
TO THE ORBACH FAMILY...
I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I WAS PRAYING FOR JERRY TO RECOVER FROM HIS ILLNESS, ESPECIALLY SINCE MY SISTER HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM CANCER FOR MANY YEARS. I WILL MISS SEEING JERRY IN THE BIG SCREEN, BUT I KNOW THAT HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY MANY!!! GOD BLESS YOU JERRY !!
A great loss. Our prayers to the Orbach family.
Jerry Orbach was a 20th century phenomenon...his acting versitility brought him to film,broadway stage and television...the world will miss his talent....my deepest sympathy to his family and friends.......
We will always miss Mr. Orbach on "Law and Order" and we extend our sincerest sympathy to both his family and his television family
You will sadly be missed by all. My condolances to your family. What a great actor.
I'm from Australia and I am so shocked and saddened by this news. Just to everyone who knows and loves this great actor, please accept our long distance condolences. I don't know what else to say - I am so shocked still. RIP Mr. Orbach and thanks for all your great work. Sandy.
WE are so sadden to hear of his passing,He will be missed so much.We loved watching him on Law&Order,"God Bless Him" and his Family.
Our family has enjoyed Jerry as Lenny Briscoe weekly for the past 12 years on Law and Order and nearly daily in syndication. He was, by far, our favorite character. Jerry was a fine actor and we will sorely miss him. Our heartfelt sympathies to his wife and family. We feel like we have lost a family member.
What a great loss not only to the entertainment industry, but to all of the adoring fans of Jerry Orbach. You will be greatly missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
To the Orbach Family,
i am so very sorry for your loss,He will always be remembered by his many accomplishments on TV & Broadway.we all lost an important person that has touched our hearts.
My sympathy to the Orbach family.
I first saw Lenny when he appeared on Murder She wrote and he was great. He really was such a great guy to watch on Law and Order, a favorite show here in our home.
Many blessings to Jerry's family. Celebrate his life with all good memories.
Jerry we love you and miss you on this sad day! god blessing on your family and friends! enjoyed you on law and order it will not be the same with out you! john&rhondanieweglowski
Jerry Orbach was a very talented and likeable person who I've been a fan of for several years. Seeing the headlines telling of his passing was quite a shock.
Sincere Sympathy to his wife, sons, friends, co-workers, and fans.
I was totally shocked when I found out Mr Orbach passed. I wasn't aware that he even had prostate cancer. May God bless your soul and your legacy will continue to leave on through your wonderful acting skills.
What a terrible loss! My heart is so heavy.
I saw you in "The Fantastics" and every broadway show you did.
I was on Broadway too, when you were doing Carnival. (I was in Do Re Me)
David Merrick introduced us in Philadelphia during Carnival's out of town run.You were so nice, we talked for quite awhile.
The world has lost a great actor and a wonderful person.
You will be so missed! God bless you and keep you.
I AM GOING TO MISS YOUR FAMILIAR FACE ON T.V. MY MOM AND I COULDNT WAIT TO WATCH YOU ON T.V. WE WOULD HAVE OUR POPCORN,, IT WAS SAID TO SEE YOU LEAVE THE SHOW IT WAS"NT THE SAME..I STILL WATCH THE OLD SHOW, I WISH I COULD OF MEAT YOU IN PERSON. YOU WILL BE MISSED A HOLE LOT.
I am missing you already, Jerry. Show business will not be the same...
i'm so shocked i just found out i started follwing mr. orbach's career after i seen him in dirty dancing he was great..i never watched law and order until mr. orbach joined the show then i watched every week......i will watch the new show with the episodes he's in because i was looking forward to seeing him on tv again...........may god bless his family through their time of need......
Jerry was a fine entertainer. I have followed his career for many years. I feel I lost someone in my family. He will be dearly missed.
Jerry, you made 'Law & Order'--I missed you when you left the regular season... peaceful rest "Lenny."
What tremendous talent! Mr. Orbach was the "force" behind my family's most watched (and loved) series ... Law & Order.
To the family, may his memories comfort your heart and God's love bring you peace.
Dear Jerry: I will miss seeing your familiar face on Law & Order as I have seen for the last 12 years. After a long busy day, it was conforting to see you on the screen like an old friend coming to visit. Your acting ability was so flawless that it was hard to imagine you in any other way but as Lenny Briscoe. I will miss the sarcasum, the one liners, the raised eyebrows, and those hound-dog eyes that reflect a man who has been there, done that, and somehow survived. May God's light ever shine on you. Rest in Peace, Janet
I am absolutely shocked and sad and am crying as I type this. Jerry was one of the most gifted actors of his time. It will take some time to watch Law and Order without being in tears. My heart goes out to his family and friends. May he dance and sing in Heaven. We all love you Jerry
I am truly saddened by the loss of "my friend". I go to sleep every night to the sound of his voice.
Mr. Orbach was kind enough to autograph a collage of some of his characters (and pictures of him recording for "Beauty and the Beast") for me---TO me, even. He was incredibly gifted, and a TRUE Broadway legend. The Golden Age of Broadway is dying one legend at a time, and it's atrocious that he was the next one to go. I think he had so much more to give us.
WILL BE MISSED. MAY YOUR MEMORIES
BRING YOU COMFORT
YOUR LOVED ONE
CLOSE IN HEART.
RAY AND BERNICE GREENE. (EASTON,PA.
I have enjoyed Jerry's work on Law & Order and other projets. He will be missed.
Though we do not know you, we too have experienced the feeling of severe loss. God bless, and may you find peace and comfort in knowing that he brought many hours of enjoyment into our home.
I had the Great Fortune, in meeting Mr. Orbach, when my High School Theatre Group, went to see 42nd Street. He was a sweet, and soft spoken man. He brought many years of happiness,to stage, film, and television. May you sing and dance forever, in the clouds of Heaven. God Bless you, and keep your family, wrapped in his love.
My deepest Condolonces, to all of Mr. Orbach's Family and Friends.
In Deepest Sympathy,
Donna, Brandon, and Amber Frangipani
We had the privilege of knowing Jerry when he got his start performing in the high school plays at Waukegan Township High School under the direction of Melba Wixom. We always felt that he was destine to make it big in either the movies, the stage or TV. We followed your career and felt proud to tell people that we knew you from high school. Our prayers are with you and your family.
P.S. We missed you from the 50th class reunion, but were glad that you sent a videotape.
How sad. I am such an admirer of Mr. Orbach's talent. What a loss.
Thanks 'Lenny' for the countless hours of entertainment. You were at the top of reasons why we watched Law & Order. It just won't be the same anymore.
I'm so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He comes into my home several times a day thru Law and Order. Seems like he was a family or a good friend seeing him so much. Rest in peace Jerry. :(
God bless the Orbach family. Thank you Jerry for being such a fine entertainer.
You will be missed,a very,very good
actor.Rest in PEACE!
I was deeply saddened to hear about Jer's untimely death. He was a key character to the success of "Law and Order" and in "Dirty Dancing." I have been in love with Jerry for years and my dream of meeting him in person is shattered. I miss you Jer!
My deepest simpathy to the Orbach family, it is sad to see such a great actor pass away at such early age, we will miss him. May god give you the strenght to overcome this loss. God bless.
My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. I always enjoyed watching Mr. Orbach on Law and Order and other projects that he was in. He will be sadly missed.
My Daughter and I were looking forward to your new show. We are great fans of Law & Order. Our condolences to the family. I enjoyed your singing. Yours is a talent that will surely be missed.
I'm saddened to hear of Mr. Orbach's passing. May his family find comfort in the Lord. Bye "Lenny"!
TO THE FAMILY OF JERRY ORBACH, HE WILL BE TRUELY MISSED FROM NOT ONLY YOUR LIVES BUT FROM OTHERS AS WELL. KEEP FAITH AND HOPE THAT DEATH IS THREW A MAN SO IS THE RESURRECTION THREW A MAN 1COR 15:21 MAY GOD CONFORT YOU IN THIS TIME OF HIS PASSING
I am so sorry to hear of this news. I had not heard it. I am a Law and Order Fan. I have never missed a show. He will be missed by his family on and off the screen. May God Bless you during this your time of need.
A WONDERFUL ACTOR-A WONDERFUL MAN! I just watched him last night! My heart if so full for the family. I pray God's riches blessing of comfort upon your family.
Love A Devoted Fan!
My deepest sympathies to Jerry Orbach's family. He was one of the reasons I could sit for hours and watch Law and Order reruns. His talent never stopped. Both Jerry and "Lenny" will live on in the hearts of his fans.
The only time I ever saw Jerry Orbach off the screen or off the Broadway stage was on the corner of Prince and Greene Streets in Soho, New York very early on a cold, wintry morning. Jerry was filming a scene for Law and Order and was waiting for another endless take. I was going for my usual coffee and bagel and decided to send him a steaming hot cup of java and a muffin. I gave them to his assistant, as the public was not allowed to approach him during filming. The assistant put the package in his hand and gestured over to me standing across the street as the giftee. Jerry looked up, and I can still see those gleaming eyes and that handsome rugged face smiling and twinkling as he blew me a kiss in the cold, frosty morning. That's how I will remember Jerry Orbach. Rest in peace.
I am devastated to hear of Jerry Orbach's passing. What a wonderful person; I was so happy that he was renewed each season for Law and Order and looked forward to seeing him in his new series. Farewell, most sweet Prince; rest in peace; your soul is my prayers always. Amen
My deepest sympathy to the family of the late Jerry Orbach. I am a real Law & Order fan. He will be sorely missed.
What a great loss for the entertainment community. He was so very talented. But the true loss is for his family. I hope that all of the kind words being shared by everyone helps you get thru this sad period. God Bless you all. Jerry will be truly missed.
I am deeply saddened by Mr. Orbach's passing. His legacy is bigger than arguably playing the best police officer character in TV history. In my view, he was the anchor of the show through the years. However, he has long had a positive impact on the arts and acting community in general beyond this one production. His character and the exceptional way he portrayed and acted the part allowed many thousands of peace officers to relate and empathize. As a fan, I sincerely extend to his family and friends my sympathy.
To The Orbach Family,
My husband & myself are so sorry for your loss. I did not know he had prostrate cancer. Please accept our condolences.
Jane & Bill Pickert
OUR HEARTS GOES TO YOUR FAMILY.YOU WILL BE MISSED.
Jerry came into our home almost on a nightly basis as "Lennie" on L&O. We are a family of L&O junkies and feel the show will never be the same with out him, we were looking forward to his new show. To the Orbach family, our deepest smypathy.
I loved Jerry Orbach in all of his shows and movies, especially Law and Order. I hated to see him leave the show, and my heart aches to know we will never see him perform again. I know heaven must be enjoying his "one-liners." We will miss you, Jerry.
Law and Order is the best and Jerry made that show. He was a great man! He will be missed greatly.
I am a true fan of Jerry's and will miss him dearly on the shows a day don't go by that I don't watch Law and Order and really excited for his new show to come out. He will truely be missed.Rest in Peace.
We will always miss Mr. Orbach on "Law and Order" and we extend our sincerest sympathy to both his family and his television family.
We will miss Jerry Orbach very much. One of my favorite shows is Law and Order, he was the reason.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We have loved you in many of your roles, but will especially miss you as Lenny. You have a place in our hearts and will be sincerely missed.
I was saddened to learn of Jerry Orbach's passing. Even though we had learned of his illness, I guess
I thought he'd beat it. I've always
enjoyed anything he performed in and
feel as though we've lost a friend.
My deepest sympathies to his wife and family.
It just doesn't seem possible that "Lennie" is gone. I stopped watching "Law and Order" after he left because I just can't bear the show without him. My condolences to the Orbach family. My favorite episodes are always the ones where Lennie marvels at some of the absurd behavior of the upper class. My grandfather was a NYC cop and though he died before I was born, I am certain he would have been a lot like Lennie.
My deepest condolences to Mr. Orbach's family, particularly his son, Tony. I will always remember how gracious your father was when I met him at an "Urban Blight" concert back at NYU in the early 1980's. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
just wanted to say that he will be missed dearly. i loved him in dirty dancing and i have been a fan of him since.
I am saddened by Mr. Orbach's passing. I have always enjoyed his acting but his Lennie Briscoe character made "Law and Order". My husband and I enjoyed Lennie's wisecracks in every episode. We looked forward to watching him in his new series. Mr. Orbach's family must be extremely proud of him as a father and husband. We are proud of Mr. Orbach as one of our own.
Mr. Orbach will be missed dearly, I watched him daily. The show wont be the same without him.
God has called home one of his angels, our loss his heavens gain.
I am a long-time fan of Law and Order and will miss Jerry Orbach's character. He was a great entertainer and will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends.
Our family was saddend to hear of Jerry's passing. We have watched him from Murder She Wrote to Law & Order. We were looking forward to seeing him in his new show.
Our prayers are with his family. He will be missed greatly. He made Law & Order.
What an amazing actor this man was. One of my first thoughts was wondering if my dad would get to meet him in Heaven. He was a fan of Law & Order as are my husband and I as well as numerous other family members. My sympathies and prayers to the Orbach family.
What a sad, sad day. I feel as though I've lost a member of my family. Briscoe was always my favorite L&O character, and his comments at the beginning of the show were the best. I also enjoyed his work on Homicide in scenes with Richard Belzer. Jerry, you will be missed!
Enjoyed him all these years. Sorry
I was greatly saddened to here of Mr. Orbach's death. I watch him every night, he is my favorite character on Law and Order. He will be missed. Deepest sympathy to his family.
Our nightly ritual, watch Law & Order reruns, TNT, or any channel, Jerry Orbach, (Lennie) His presence will definitely be missed. My prayer is strength for his family, that has to endure daily, his loss. Bless you all.
Jerry you are one talented actor.You played Briscoe so superbly.I will miss you, the show won't be the same without you.But your suffering is over and now and you're playing an even greater stage! Thanks for the memories and rest in peace buddy.
I am so sad to see a great actor pass away. When my Mom was in the last stages of lung cancer my six sisters and five brothers would take turn staying up all night with her and watching all the reruns of Law and Order on cable. We are all big fans of Jerry and he will be missed but never forgotten.
Sorry to see him leave the show. Even more sorry to see him leave this life.
What a huge loss for his family and the L and O cast. He will be greatly missed in his upcoming show, there's still reruns to look forward to. Deepest sympathies to his family.
One of my favorite movies is Dirty Dancing. Jerry played a great part as the father of "baby" May he rest in peace.
It's not often that an actor of the calibre of Jerry Orbach comes along... from the opening melody of 42nd Street, Come an meet... those danc'n feet!" to the festive tune "Be Our Guest" from Disney's Beauty and the Beast to the ever popular one liners that he gave out on "Law & Order", Jerry will be missed by those whose lives he touched on stage, the silver screen and television.
He was welcomed into my house each and every week and my wife and I loved to see him work his craft. Jerry, we're sure that once you reach the Pearly Gates and stand before St. Peter you'll look him straight in the eye and say, "So, you hang around here often?" =)
Jerry, you are missed. You brought laughter and tears to us and were always there to make us smile. God bless to you and your family.
I was so sad when I heard of Jerry Orbach death. He was a great actor I loved him in law and order I watch every episode of him in the law and order series untill he left then I stoped watching law and order it was not the same with out him as Lenny Brisco I love him in Dirty Dancing I grew up with diry dancing and law and order and I feel like I knew him. I am 23 but I loved dirty dancing and law and order Beacuse I watched him so much I wish my best to his friends and family.
My wife and I were huge fans and were looking forward to his new show. Our prayers are with his family.
Jerry you are the greatest. Thanks for entertaining us all these years.
Farewell, Good-bye, See-ya-round...
From Broadway to the Big-Screen to TV I have followed you and enjoyed you. From Murder She Wrote, to Law & Order and the cross-over's on Homicide, Life on the Street, I have watched you enjoyed you and loved you and your performances... You will be missed but NOT forgotten. Rest now "Lenny", your shift is over your've been called home. Till later... rest on...
My sympathy goes out to Jerry's wife,family,friends and fans.
I was shocked and deeply saddened to read of Jerry Orbach's passing today. There are few words that can pay a fair and just tribute to the breadth and depth of his professional career, and to a man that was always a kind, gentle and well respected individual. Having met with him on numerous occasions, I can attest to his always kind, dignified and approachable manner - both professionally and personally.
My deepest and sincerest sympathies are extended to Jerry's wife, Elaine, and to his in-laws, Al Hubbard and The Hubbard Family of Pittsfield, MA.
Jerry was first-class in each and every way, and he will certainly be missed.
Its sad that Law and Order lost a great actor. I always enjoyed watching him, his one liners always made me laugh. You will be missed.
Law and Order will never be the same.
I am a Law and Order fan and I enjoyed Jerrys straightforward and yet sometimes funny character. His comments although shocking at times were a unique twist to the show. He was a great actor and will be missed
I am so shocked. I had heard about the prostate cancer, but based on news that Jerry would be back for the newest installment of L&O, I thought he was on the mend. So sorry that another "bright star" has gone out. You were one of my dad's favorite actors!
My husband and I always looked forward to the witty one-liners delivered so perfectly by Jerry on L&O! He was a great actor and a wonderful singer. We will miss him! Our sympathies to his family and friends.
I just wanted to say that I am very saddened to hear of Jerry Orbach's passing. I loved to watch him on TV every week. He was a great actor and man.
My God, I'm so upset, I can't belive your gone! I did not know him personally but yet his death has me feeling like I lost a family member. Jerry, you truly will be missed. My sympathy to your family and friends.
Thanks for sharing yourself. I watached Law & Order all the time --which was never the same after you left :( --and Dirty Dancing--you were a charm.
God has a Great Angel with him.....
I was so sorry to hear about our loss of another great actor. What a nice man (from my perspective). I am a very avid fan of his AND Law & Order - one of the very few 'shows' that I watch on TV. I also saw him in other performances. My sincere condolences to his family. What a loss.
I am shocked and saddened by this news. Jerry Orbach was indeed a wonderful performer and person. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family.
Just over the Christmas Holidays myself and some friends were talking about the Law & Order TV program, on how we were "addicted" to watching this program and how we would watch the re-runs over and over again. I liked Jerry's character because he was so straight forward. I will truly miss seeing Jerry on the L & O program.
My prayers are with Jerry's family and the entire cast of the Law and Order Television Program.
Never have I grieved a great star's passing as I have for Jerry Orbach. He surely was a great guy in private life also. Louise
I REALLY ENJOYED WATCHING YOU THROUGH THE YEARS AND WILL REALLY MISS WATCHING YOU ON TV AND IN MOVIES.YOU WILL BE FOREVER LOVED.
BYE LENNY, YOU WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO LOVED YOU.
We are deeply saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. Law & Order is the main part of our relaxing routine every night, and will never be the same again. A remarkable legend has been lost. Rest in Peace, Jerry. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family.
The entertainment industry won't be the same without him. He's been one of my favorite actors for years and will be very missed. My condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.
A bright star has gone out on Broadway, the movies and T.V.!
My husband just loved him on Law and Order.
Our sincerest and deepest sympathy
to Mr.Orbach's family.
The Paupst Family.
jerry orbach was one of my all time favorite broadway,movie, and tv actors, and i will sorely miss seeing him.
Having met Mr.Orbach a Few Times He always made me feel like he was interested in what I had to say no matter how briefly our conversations were.He will be missed and the World is a sadder place today
My condolences to the Orbach family, and to Jerry's many fans. He will be greatly missed.
The world has lost a great actor. My condolences to Jerry Orbach's family... as well as his tv family. He is indeed irreplaceable!
I love Law & Order and loved seein Jerry over the years in whatever he did; he was an exceptionale actor and will be missed by all his fans; espically me, Anna L. Jupiter FL
Today we mourn the passing of a great actor. I have been a fan since the Harry McGraw days on Murder She Wrote, then in his own series. His work on Law and Order was my favorite. Gerry, you will be sadly missed. God bless.
Not many of todays "stars" can do it all like he could. I saw him on Broadway, and on TV and Film and never did he have a bad performance. A great singing, dancing, and acting talant that will surley be missed.
I just want to say he was one hell of an actor and I loved watching and still do love watching him on law and order. REST IN PEACE
I was so sorry to read this. He was one of the few actors who, when you saw his name in the cast, you knew the program would be worth watching. This is a real loss to everyone. My condolences to his family and other love ones.
Jerry Orbach was a great talent from his Broadway days to his movie days to his television days. I am personally saddened by his death and will miss his personality and talent. God bless his family and friends.
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE ENTERTAINING YEARS YOU HAVE GIVEN US, FROM MY FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH YOU IN "CARNIVAL" TO "LAW AND ORDER". YOU WILL SURELY BE MISSED AS A BROADWAY LEGEND AND TV ICON.
I am so very sorry to hear of Lenny Brisco's passing. He will be forever missed. With love & frindeshop, BAM
MAY GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY AT HOME AND TV. I AM YOUR TV FAN.
I'm a huge fan of L&O like many others, he made it fun to watch. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and fans as well. We'll miss you Jerry!
Jerry was a great actor. Everynight I watch Law & Order and Jerry was one of my favorite people on the show. It is very upsetting to find out that such a wounderful person is now gone. I will be watching the Law & Order marathon on January 2nd, in memory of you.
Don't forget Jerry's great performances in movies - even his voice acting as Lumiere (the candlestick) in Beauty and the Beast. A great and natural talent. He will be missed.
Jerry Orbach was a great actor and singer. His acting as Lenny on "law and Order" was great. He managed to play a world weary, slightly bitter man who saw too much grief and yet be gentle and kind too. The character gave hope to people who are addicted to alcohol that there can be recovery. His many broadway appearances leave a legacy of beautiful songs. "Try to Remember" is one of my favorites and nobody sang it better than Jerry. My condolances to his family and friends. Jerry will be greatly missed by many people.
I can't believe I just watched the show last week and was shocked to see you leaving. I told my granddaughter I hoped you were moving to another show -- and now you've moved to the best show of all! You will be missed!
My jaw hit the floor when I read the article in my local newspaper about his pasing. He was such a talented and wonderful actor. My favorite shows are "Law & Order" and "Beuaty and the Beast". My prayers and thoughts go out to his loved ones and friends.
my husband watched you every chance
he could get. you are a fine actor
and will be dearly missed. peace
The talent of Jerry Orbach will certainly be missed. His portrayal of Lennie Briscoe with 'Law & Order' will definitely not go unnoticed.
My condolences to the Orbach family as well as the "Law & Order" series family.
I was saddened when Jerry left the Law and Order series at the end of last season. I am saddened even further by his death. My deepest sympathies are extended to his loved ones.
I was so sad to hear about Jerry's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He will definitely be missed. Law and Order is a tradition in our household. Noone could ever replace Lennie. We will always have the reruns. Jerry may the Lord hold you and keep you.
Jerry will be missed. My wife and I have enjoyed his role on Law and Order. Our condolences to his wife and family.
I will always remember the one-liners that he makes at the end of the introduction of Law and Order. He was on the show a long time but he was always seamlessly fit in with his fresh approach to the grizzled but funny detective. I will miss him.
To the Orbach family,
I am sad to hear of your lose. Mr. Orbach is a very talented gentleman. My heart goes out to you and your family during your time of grief. I will keep you in my prayers. I know how it feels to lose a loved one at this time of year, I lost my brother on 12-19-04. Mr. Orbach will always be remembered.
I first remember seeing Jerry in "Dirty Dancing". I have missed seeing him in Law and Order this season. It will never be the same without him. God speed.
Whether he was Lenny, Harry McGraw, Baby's father, Tom Berenger's lieutenant in Someone to Watch Over Me - Jerry Orbach was so talented and wonderful to watch. The entertainment world has one less legend now - yet he always seemed to be as down to earth as your neighborhood paperboy.
I was shocked to learn of him having cancer and then even more so to hear of his death. I have to admit that the first show I saw him in was Dirty Dancing and that is still my favorite movie to date. May God hold and comfort the family. And know that he is in paradise, his own mansion, feeling no pain. God Bless.
To the Orbach family, I am sorry for your loss. Mr. Orbach will surely be missed in the entertainment community.
TO THE FAMILY & FRIENDS OF MR.ORBACH.HE'S HOME IN HEAVEN,OH SO HAPPY AND SO BRIGHT!THERE IS A PERFECT JOY AND BEAUTY IN THIS EVERLASTING LIGHT.ALL THE PAIN AND GRIEF IS OVER.EVERY RESTLESS TOSSING PAST=HE'S NOW AT PEACE FOREVER;SAFE HOME IN HEAVEN AT LAST.MAY GOD BE WITH AND BLESS YOU AT THIS TIME.THERE WILL ALWAYS WILL BE A MR.ORBACH IN MY LIFE AND MY HEART
To all of Jerry's family, friends and fans. Although Jerry is gone he will never be forgotten. For now just remember the millions of reasons he gave you to smile. My deepest sympathy to you all.
We have lost a truly gifted actor. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends.
I did not know you, personal, but a I am loyal fan of LAW AND ORDER. I will trully miss you jerry. I will cont. to watch the reruns. Like I said I will miss you jerry. May the love of God be with your love ones.
Words cannot begin to express my sadness at hearing of Jerry's passing. His impact on Law & Order will never be forgotten!
Jerry Orbach's funny and humorous comments, genious remarks and know-it-all personality was what made "Law & Order" the show that it became. With his death, the acting community lost a big member from its community. Jerry Orbach's acting provided added drama to "Law & Order" and every statement and facial comment he had clued into how great an actor he was. I feel like the kind of an actor that Jerry Orbach was, nobody will ever be able to replace him. I feel deeply saddened that he will not be able to contribute to acting anymore...
I have been a Law and Order junkie from the beginning. The big reason was Jerry Orbach. I know he was nothing like his character because he said he didn't want to be like him. What skill he had to make that character believable and endearing. Condolences to those who really knew and loved him.
I am still in shock at the passing of this great actor. Law and Order will never be the same without you! My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends.
Thanks for all the great episodes of Law & Order. We'll always remember you. Television and the movies have lost a great star.
I see alot of entries from fellow native NE Pennsylvanians. We will certainly miss "Our Jerry". Sincerest sympathies to his family and friends.
Jerry: You are 'Law and Order'. Without you, the original series and any spin-off can never be the same. We'll be watching every rerun and remembering you always.
So Long, Lennie. Law enforcement lost a true friend. Who is that Jerry Ohrbach who pretended to be you? You were the reality, he was just the creator of one of the best performances on the Tube. Good bye, Jerry. We'll miss you!
My reaction to Jerrys death was very similar to my reaction when Miles Davis, Jimmy Stewart and John Ritter died (just to name a few). His unique persona and acting style did so much to make Law and Order one of the most successful shows in television history. From his televised biography I felt that he was a real cool cat that had style and class. Guys like him are never replaced.
He will be so greatly missed. He was wonderful in anything he did. We all identified with him as someone we knew and not just a role he was playing. He was a gift to us all.
He was a wonderful actor and someone that made you feel like you had known him forever. Deepest sympathy to his family, co-workers and friends.
From one Ex-New Yorker to one "True
New Yorker", it saddens me to hear that you had to leave so early.
You will be missed. You were a wonderful actor.
Jerry you are the best actor i have enjoyed you for many years. With video tape i will enjoy you again and again. Ron scranton
In life, most people never work with a partner as dedicated as "Lenny". Jerry Orbach is one of the last of the "Greatest Generation"...a gifted actor and a role model for all actors in life!
Sympathy to family and friends.
Jerry, you will be missed by everyone! You were a great actor, and loved you on "Law & Order"!
He reminded me of my own father. So yes he will be missed
You will be greatly missed. You were the reason I started watching "Law & Order"
I never got to see Jerry Orbach perform on the stage. I didn't know he could sing until recently but I did enjoy him in the movie "Dirty Dancing" and the Law and Order series on TV. He was a very talented person, gone too soon. He will be sorely missed by me and my TV viewing friends.
You will be missed. Law & Order is not the same without you. Was looking forward to seeing you in the new series. My deepest sympathy to your family.
I was surprised and saddened to see that Mr. Orbach had died. He was a wonderful actor whose authentic performances always just the heart. He made us laugh; he made us cry. He will be missed.
I am so sad that he is gone. I enjoyed him so much, I was looking forward to his new show. My boyfriend and I loved him on Law and Order, we were really sad when he left the show.
Law and Order is one of our favorite TV shows and Jerry made the show. He was one of our all time favorite actors. Jerry will be sadly missed by all. Our prayers are with his family.
To Jerry family and friends and the people of law and order. You brought a family together with your show, when teenagers and parents have something in common it's a wonderful feeling. What out angels Jerry is on his way. the hurd family Steven,Delia,Melissa and Andrew.
Mr. Orbach was such a versatile actor- I can remember watching him in 42nd Street and Beauty and the Beast then onto Law and Order- what a change. I enjoyed him in both- he made me laugh and smile. He will truly be missed. My sympathy goes out to his family.
"AN EXTRAORINARY ACTOR" YOU WILL BE MISSED. "LAW AND ORDER" WILL NEVER BE THE SAME"
We miss very few shows. He will be sorely missed. Our sympathies to his family.
My deepest sympathy to the family of Jerry Orbach. He will be missed. I loved his ability to portray each character he played with such gritty realism.
Our deepest sympathy's to Jerry's family and his L&O Friends.
Marlin & Gwen Wetzel Hanover Pa.
Aw man, what sadness I felt when I awoke to hear of Mr. Orbach's passing. I have watched him for years from "Dirty Dancing", to my favorite "Lenny Briscoe" I want to believe that there really is an honest cop like him. Anyway enjoy your eternal peace and to your family "lo siento mucho".
You will be missed!
Our sympathies to the family.
Our condolences to the family of Jerry Orbach. Our family watched Law and Order and thought that "Lenny" was our favorite character. He did such fine work as an actor. He will be missed by his fans.
Mr. Orbach was a great actor who my wife and I admired in many film and TV performances, especially "Law and Order". We send deepest sympathy and prayers to his family, friends and colleagues.
My prayers to your dear family. We all feel like Jerry was a part of my family. His work on Law and Order keeps me hooked to the show. I watch it whenever it is on. Even the reruns. I will miss him. But I will miss the talent,interviews he made. His singing. But I will remember his smile and kindness he showed others. He will be missed by so many. Much love and thanks for sharing your husband with the world. Our prayers go out to you all
Since Jerry left L&O, I wasn't able to bring myself to watch the new season. I cried at the end of his last episode, and hoped that they might somehow reprise his role. I was so excited for his upcoming series. He a major contributing factor to L&O's long running success. His delivery was perfect and he made me the L&O addict that I am today.
Jerry played many roles in which he portrayed men who were gruff or a little rough around the edges, but he found a way to make them loveable and helped us to forge a connection with all of his characters. I feel I knew him personally even though I never got the opportunity to meet him.
What a tragic loss to his family, friends and fans like myself. He was an amazing talent and a wonderful person. He will be missed terribly.
My wife and I have enjoyed 'Law and Order' from the beginning. Lennie was a vital part of the show. I was sad when I heard that he was leaving the show but was looking forward to his new show in the 'Law and Order' series.
We will miss him for sure. Our condolences to his family.
Law and Order will never be the same with out Jerry Orbach. He was a terrific actor that added that little bit of comedy. He will be missed by all.
My condolences to your family. His talents were numerous - singer, actor, etc. He projected as a person you would love to know and have live next door. My prayers and thoughts go to your family.
Broadway has lost a shining star. It is a sad day.
Loved Jerry in DIRTY DANCING but I must admit that I liked him best opposite Angela Lansbury in MURDER SHE WROTE. What a great portrayal of a down-on-his-luck P.I. who always managed to get beaten up and still help Jessica Fletcher solve the case.
Farewell. Until we meet him again.
This is terribly upsetting. I'm a diehard Law and Order fan, and even a bigger fan of Jerry. I wish his family, friends, and fans my deepest sympathy. He will truly be missed...
Not often does the passing of a celebrity truly sadden me, but this is definitely one of those times. I loved Jerry on L & O mostly, but also in everything else I saw him in. He will be greatly missed. I will watch L & O reruns with a sense of sadness now and only hope he is in a better place.
Very sad. He will be missed. I really enjoyed him on Law & Order and my mother really loved him when he was a younger actor. Take your rest, Jerry.
HE WILL BE MISSED,A VERY,VERY GOOD ACTOR.REST IN PEACE!
What at wonderful job he did in all the roles I ever saw him in. There is just no one like him. How sad for us fans that there will be no new movies or shows now for us to see him in, but that will make me appreciate more the ones we have. My kindest wishes go to his friends and family who must miss him terribly.
We will truly miss Jerry Orbach. We never missed a show of his. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to all of his personel family and his big extended family that he was close to in his lifetime of movies etc.
For he just away. We will all meet up with him again someday.
The marquee lights have noticeably dimmed now that Jerry's star power is no longer amongst us. The believability with which he imbued his characters will be sorely missed, and the sly, dry, humor of Lennie Briscoe is silenced forever.
Farewell and Godspeed Jerry, you'll be missed.
To the greatest guy that starred on the greatest show ever! It will never be the same. You have my sympathy.
I was stunned to read of Jerry Orbach's passing. I absolutely love him. I have watched him faithfully since he began Law & Order. I was so looking forward to his new Series. May God Bless Jerry, and his family during this sudden, tragic loss.
We are so sadened to hear of the passing of Jerry Orbach it was quite a shock to us he was a fabulous actor we were so looking forward to his upcoming series we send our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
Lennie, you were always a smart alex now you can be a smarty for the angels. Love, G
so sorry to see him go best actor ever i will truly miss watching him
I am so sad to see that he has passed. My husband and I are such big fans and could almost recite all of his lines in Law and Order making it the great show that it was. Are sympathies to his family. RIP
We are going to miss a very talented and versatile actor; but we are also going to miss a friend, and a family member more.
I will certainly miss this talent.
I am deeply saddened. Jerry was my favorite actor and a complete professional. I loved his work. To me, he was "Law and Order". I will miss him and the wonderful characters like "Lenny" that he brought to life. Truly, this is a great loss.
Jerry Orbach "was" Law & Order, since he has left L&O I have lost interest in the show, but I cannot miss any of the reruns on TNT. He will be greatly missed, I was so much looking forward to his new show. My prayers go out to his family. Pamela Oliver
'Nobody puts Baby in the corner'...!!! avid Law & Order fan. Sympathy to his family.
A great actor who will be missed by all. My deepest sympathy to his family.
A great actor who will be sadly missed.
FROM MURDER SHE WROTE TO LAW AND
ORDER HE WAS WONDERFUL. HE WILL BE
MISSED. WE WERE SO LOOKING FORWARD
TO TRIAL BY JURY. WHAT A LOSS
I am immensely saddened by Jerry Orbach's passing... He was the cornerstone of Law & Order and an amazing Broadway talent. TV just won't be the same without his presence.
Thank you for your acting, Dirty Dancing, Law & Order. I loved the characters you played, and how your facial expressions added to their personality. Rest in Peace.
My heart felt sorrow to Mr.Orbach's family.He was a very muched love actor and we espically loved him in BEAUTY and THE BEAST.He will be sadly missed.
How sad it is to lose such a great actor in Jerry Orbach! I was stunned by his death! Only until recently did I learn of his other talent as a singer.
"Law and Order" will never be the same without Lenny Briscoe. Jerry Orbach's shoes can never be filled even by veteran actor Farino. I will miss him so!
My prayers and sympathy go out to Mr. Orbach's family.
Our Condolences to the family. We really enjoyed the character "Lenny" We were looking forward to his new show. We will miss him.
Jerry Orbach was a wonderful Actor and he will be missed, he was a wonderful Part of Law & Order
I am so saddened at the passing of one of my favorite actors. His family will be in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult times.
Jerry is one of entertainment's big boys...I have ALWAYS enjoyed his performances. His Detective Briscoe was a TV necessity. But, I think my favorite role by Mr. Orbach was the role of Baby's father in Dirty Dancing. Maybe because I just loved the movie. Thanks Jerry. Thanks for sharing your talent.
I really enjoyed his acting. Jerry Orbach will be missed.
Jerry Orbach gave us great joy. He was an excellent artist!
My sincere sympathy to his family and friends. This is a great loss of such a wonderful entertainer who I will miss seeing in the media greatly.
My husband and I enjoyed watching him as Lenny Briscoe on all of the reruns of Law and Order. I've also watched him so many times on Dirty Dancing. He was so entertaining. He will definitely be missed.
Gerry Orbach is one of my heroes. I have seen him on Broadway in Chicago, 42nd Street, Promises, Promises. A former Broadway performer, still in recovery, I have admired him for many years.
I've always felt "His Face" from "Carnival" is one of the few perfect marriages of music and voice. To this day, I get the chills when I hear him sing it.
I never missed "Law and Order". He was the mainstay of the program. I was so looking forward to his new series.
I will miss him, but I will be watching him in the reruns.
He was Broadway. A true legend of the American Musical Theatre.
My blessings to his wife and family.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Jerry's family and friends. He was a very talented man and brought entertainment to many people old and young throughout the years. He will be sorely missed.
MrOrbach wii be deeply missed , Law and Order isn't the same without him blessings and comfort to the family and friends of Mr. Orbach
We have lost one of the greats....
Our prayers with his family and his many devoted fans.
From one fellow actor to another....God Bless and Safe Journey. From "The Fantastiks" to "42nd Street" to "Law and Order", your talent and dedication to your craft, was ever present. Love and prayers.....
One of my favorite actors. He will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to his family.
I am sadden by his passing, I have been a fan of his since the movie Dirty Dancing. To his family, I am so sorry for your loss, He will truly be missed. He was great actor, I enjoyed watching him on Law & Order. My prayers are with his family. God Bless!
MY CONDOLENCES. KEEP YOUR FAITH
Sincere condolences to the family and friends. This wonderful actor will be sorely missed. He brought much pleasure to his viewing audience.
I can remember the first time I ever watched Jerry on tv. It was the movie Dirty Dancing. I have watched every episode of Law & Order and HE truely was a great entertainer no hands down, he was the best. He will be forever missed.
WE'LL MISS HIM. HE DID A GREAT JOB.
I enjoyed watching Mr. Orbach all the years he was on Law & Order. It has always been one of my favorite shows. He will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his many friends and his family.
He was my favorite actor on law and order I will miss his wit and charm
I love law and order,I really love Jerry Orbach's character on the show. He will be sadly missed.
Jerry was a great actor on Law & Order. He was funny and serious. I was looking forward to seeing him on the spinoff of Law & Order, hopefully he will be replaced with someone who can live up to his standards. He will be missed dearly.
My wife Jennifer and I sent our deepest sympathy to Jerry's family on their loss. We absolutely loved watching Lenny on Law and Order - he was the best on the show and a classy actor. We are both from New York and Jerry was a New Yorker's New Yorker!
My prayers go out to Mr. Orbach's family and friends. He was an excellent actor who brought to life the people he portrayed. I was and still am a fan of Mr. Orbach's and his presence on Law & Order and on the big screen will be truly missed.
I have watched Jerry for years on Law & Order. The series is not the same without Jerry and I had looked forward to the new program. He will be sorely missed.
I loved watching Jerry in Law & Order. My prayers are with His immediate Family and His television family. He will truly by missed.
You were a great actor on the show and I'm sure you were a great person you will be missed.
A talent unequalled...Jerry was an amazing actor. No one will ever do Lumiere justice; Law & Order will never be the same. Thank you, Jerry, for the wonderful memories.
I WILL TRULY MISS HIS FUNNY COMMENTS HE MADE ON L@O .MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY'S TO HIS FAMILY @FRIENDS.
So sorry to learn of Mr. Orbach's passing. He was such a talented and versatile actor. Rest in peace...
Jerry entertained my wife and I nightly. We always liked his style. My children loved him as Lumiere. He was a fine actor and a great personality. We will miss him and we'll keep him and his family in our prayers.
Jerry entertained us for years and we love him. Jerry will be missed.
Our hearts go out to the family.