New York actor Jerry Orbach died from cancer

Jerry Orbach, acclaimed as a quintessential New York actor for his work on Broadway, in films and as the star of television's "Law & Order," has died from &to=http:// ' target=_blank>cancer. He was 69.

Orbach, whose best-known films included "Prince of the City," "Crimes and Misdemeanors" and "Dirty Dancing," announced he was being treated for prostate cancer earlier this month.

He died at New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center late on Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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