Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Jerry Orbach - 1935-2004 

Actor Jerry Orbach, most recently of Law and Order but with a prodigious body of work on television, film and the theater, died last night in New York City. He had been receiving treatment for prostate cancer.

You may also remember him as the father-doctor in Dirty Dancing (the clear winner in the "Which 80's dance movie rules?" poll - see left sidebar) and as the fabulous voice of Lumiere in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. I'd really like to have his recording of Be Our Guest announce at our upcoming wedding reception next summer that "we proudly present... your dinner."

Posted by Beth Henderson at 11:15 AM