29.12.04

R.I.P.

Jerry Orbach, Star of 'Law & Order,' Dies. Usually, when a star of this magnitude dies, there's a call for a marathon of his works; my morbidly inappropriate sense of humour recognizes how redundant that would be. Just yesterday I was watching Dirty Dancing and admiring him in the role of Daddy.

My fondest memory is of him in Chicago. Years later, watching James Naughton in the same role, with the same choreography, I missed Orbach's twinkle. I think I'll listen to the CD of the original cast, and maybe follow it up with the cast album of Carnival.

He will be missed.

1 comment:

Alice in Infoland said...

I'll remember his sardonic turn in Carnival, as the perfect antidote to Annamaria Alberghetti's naive optimism.