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Jerry Orbach

Performer
( b. Oct 20, 1935 New York, New York, USA - d. Dec 28, 2004 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Also known as: Jerome Bernard Orbach [Birthname]
Relations: Husband of Marta Curro (1958 - 1975) divorced
Husband of Elaine Cancilla (1979 - 2004), his death

Biography: Jerome Bernard Orbach was born on October 20, 1935 in the Bronx, New York to Emily and Leon Orbach, a former vaudevillian actor. He attended the University of Illinois and then Northwestern. He studied acting with Herbert Berghof, Mira Rostova and Lee Strasberg. He first professional work as an actor was with stock companies. He originated the part of Billy Flynn in Bob Fosse's 1975 production of Chicago. He married Marta Curro, with whom he had his sons Anthony and Christopher. He then married Elaine Cancialla.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Beauty and the Beast," "Dirty Dancing," "Out for Justice," "Universal Soldier," "Toy Soldiers," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Brewster's Millions," and "Someone to Watch Over Me." Television credits include: "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "The Golden Girls," "Law & Order," "Frasier," "Murder, She Wrote," "One Life to Live," and "Who's the Boss?."

Other Awards: Inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1999. Named a "Living Landmark" by the New York Landmarks Conservancy in 2002.

Trivia:
A portion of New York City's 53rd Street near Eighth Avenue was renamed "Jerry Orbach Way" in his honor on September 18, 2007.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on December 29, 2004.



ProductionsDate of Productions
42nd Street
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Jerry Orbach [Julian Marsh]
Aug 25, 1980 - Jan 08, 1989
Chicago
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Jerry Orbach [Billy Flynn]
Jun 03, 1975 - Aug 27, 1977
6 Rms Riv Vu
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Jerry Orbach [Paul Friedman]
Oct 17, 1972 - May 19, 1973
Promises, Promises
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Jerry Orbach [Chuck Baxter]
Dec 01, 1968 - Jan 01, 1972
The Natural Look
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Jerry Orbach [Malcolm]
Mar 11, 1967 - Mar 11, 1967
Annie Get Your Gun
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Also Starring: Jerry Orbach [Charlie Davenport]
Sep 21, 1966 - Nov 26, 1966
Guys and Dolls
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Starring: Jerry Orbach [Sky Masterson]
Apr 28, 1965 - May 09, 1965
Carnival!
[Musical, Puppets, Original]
  • Also Starring: Jerry Orbach [Paul Berthalet, Carrot Top, Horrible Henry, Renardo, Margueritte]
Apr 13, 1961 - Jan 05, 1963
Threepenny Opera
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Performer: Jerry Orbach
        Smith - Replacement
Sep 20, 1955 - Dec 17, 1961
1976 Tony Award® Best Actor in a Musical
Chicago [nominee]
Starring: Jerry Orbach
1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Chicago [nominee]
Starring: Jerry Orbach
1969 Tony Award® Best Actor in a Musical
winner Promises, Promises [winner]
Starring: Jerry Orbach
1969 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Performance
winner Promises, Promises [winner]
Starring: Jerry Orbach
1965 Tony Award® Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Guys and Dolls [nominee]
Starring: Jerry Orbach
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