Jerry Orbach

1935 - 2004

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Jerome Bernard Orbach (October 20, 1935 – December 28, 2004) was an American actor and singer, described at the time of his death as "one of the last bona fide leading men of the Broadway musical and global celebrity on television" and a "versatile stage and film actor".Orbach's professional career began on the New York stage, both on and off-Broadway, where he created roles such as El Gallo in the original off-Broadway run of The Fantasticks (1960) and became the first performer to sing that show's standard "Try to Remember", Billy Flynn in the original Chicago (1975–1977), and Julian Marsh in 42nd Street (1980–1985). Nominated for multiple Tony Awards, Orbach won for his performance as Chuck Baxter in Promises, Promises (1968–1972).Later in his career, Orbach played supporting roles in films such as Prince of the City (1981), Dirty Dancing (1987), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), and Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991). He also made frequent guest appearances on television, including a recurring role on Murder, She Wrote as private detective Harry McGraw between 1985 and 1991, and was the voice of Zachary Foxx in The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers in 1986. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerry Orbach has received more than 4,622,572 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Jerry Orbach is the 1,046th most popular actor (up from 1,566th in 2019), the 1,941st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,818th in 2019) and the 516th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Jerry Orbach ranks 1,046 out of 10,030Before him are Terry O'Quinn, Gordon Scott, Nino Manfredi, Mark Margolis, Shih Kien, and Robin Tunney. After him are Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sofía Vergara, Liv Tyler, Adrienne Lecouvreur, Jack Warden, and David Graf.

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Among people born in 1935, Jerry Orbach ranks 85Before him are Lee Remick, Dominique Venner, Robert Silverberg, Valeri Kubasov, Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, and Bruno Sammartino. After him are Monique Wittig, André Brink, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Jerry Fodor, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, and Satoshi Ōmura. Among people deceased in 2004, Jerry Orbach ranks 63Before him are Elmer Bernstein, Johnny Ramone, Marika Rökk, Edward B. Lewis, Charles Sweeney, and Nino Manfredi. After him are Jean Rouch, Takeshi Kamo, Lennart Bernadotte, Marco Pantani, Serge Reggiani, and John Charles.

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Among people born in United States, Jerry Orbach ranks 1,941 out of 15,968Before him are Vesto Slipher (1875), Robin Tunney (1972), Carl Perkins (1932), Joseph Kittinger (1928), Paul Greengard (1925), and Anna Nicole Smith (1967). After him are Liv Tyler (1977), James Dwight Dana (1813), Jack Warden (1920), Sofia Coppola (1971), Andy Williams (1927), and David Graf (1950).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jerry Orbach ranks 516Before him are Mandy Patinkin (1952), Chris Pratt (1979), Terry O'Quinn (1952), Gordon Scott (1926), Mark Margolis (1939), and Robin Tunney (1972). After him are Liv Tyler (1977), Jack Warden (1920), David Graf (1950), Jessica Alba (1981), Beau Bridges (1941), and Aaron Eckhart (1968).

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