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It’s Alive, maybe

By February 15, 2006July 14th, 2019No Comments

One of the things that excited me about the Internet back in the last cen­tury was the fact that it seemed, basic­ally, alive. Unlike ink on paper, the web could remain up to date and accur­ate forever.

How naïve. Now that I man­age website/s for a liv­ing I know that noth­ing is that simple.

But you would think that NBC in the States might have updated Jerry Orbach’s “Law & Order” bio­graphy to acknow­ledge that he died in December 2004? I mean, would­n’t you? Someone bothered to take his pic­ture off the masthead when he was replaced by Dennis Farina but nobody thought to re-read his bio:

Orbach can also be seen on the PAX net­work host­ing “Encounters with the Unexplained,” a real­ity series fea­tur­ing new insight and inform­a­tion about the world’s great mys­ter­ies. The Bronx nat­ive lives with his wife, Elaine, in New York City. His birth­day is October 20.

Not any more…

Anyway, Jerry had a life before “L&O” – on the Broadway stage. He fea­tures in the doc­u­ment­ary Broadway: The Golden Age (which opens at the Academy Cinema in Auckland tomor­row hence my googling) and put out an album in 1961 show­cas­ing his vocal tal­ents on off-Broadway not-quite-hits.

Here for your pleas­ure is Jerry singing “Try to Remember” from The Fantasticks.