Today I've a pickup at 7:45Jerry Orbach might be best remembered for roles such as tough New York detective Lennie Briscoe on "Law and Order" or the man who tries to put Baby in a corner in Dirty Dancing, but who knew that he was such a romantic?
in less than a hiccup
I'm at Riverside Drive!
Then Zabar's for coffee
and back down to here
on West 52nd, the QE2 pier!
Over the course of their 25-year relationship, Jerry wrote love poems to his wife Elaine. Now they're compiled in 'Remember How I Love You: Love Letters From an Extraordinary Marriage.'
Jerry would leave the short-but-sweet notes next to her coffee cup so that she'd have a "good morning poem" when she woke up.
His tough "Law and Order" shooting schedule often required him to come home when Elaine was asleep, and he'd still be sleeping when she was awake.(Nov. 3, 2009. ebookstore)"
When Jerry died in 2004, a family friend asked to read some of the poems at his memorial service, and that's where the idea for the book took shape. It's a collection of the notes and Elaine's memories of life with Jerry.
Elaine passed away earlier this year right after the book was completed.