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 naive. 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.