Tuesday, July 03, 2012
John Anthony Gilvey, author of "Jerry Orbach: Prince of the City," will be the next presenter at the Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series Tuesday, August 7th at 7 PM at the Scranton Cultural Center.
Actor Jerry Orbach (1935-2004) was Baby's father in 1987's Dirty Dancing and the voice of candlestick Lumiere in Disney's Oscar-nominated Beauty and the Beast. He was Detective Lennie Briscoe on TV's Law & Order. And he was a Tony Award-winning Broadway star whose roles include Billy Flynn in 1975's original Broadway production of Chicago.
But did you also know his mother was a native of Plymouth, PA and he spent part of his childhood living in Scranton?
Gilvey's multimedia presentation will include clips and photos of Orbach's work on stage, screen and television, as well as information on Orbach's roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Hope to see you there.
In the meantime, check out this wonderful essay by Dr. Gilvey about Jerry Orbach's childhood in NEPA.
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