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Doris Belack, Veteran TV Actress, Dead at 85

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 6th 2011 6:25PM
Doris BelackDoris Belack, a recurring 'Law & Order' judge and the original Anna Wolek on 'One Life to Live,' has died. She was 85.

According to Variety, the actress died of natural causes in New York City.

Besides her time on the judges' bench for both 'Law & Order' and 'Law & Order: SVU,' Belack is known for her film work, including memorable roles in 'Tootsie' and 'What About Bob?'

Other TV credits include 'Ellen,' 'The Golden Girls,' 'The Patty Duke Show,' 'Everwood' and 'Barney Miller.' Her last TV appearance was an episode of 'Sex and the City' in 2003.

Belack also provided voices for popular video games. Her final acting credit was for 2008's 'Grand Theft Auto IV.'

Her husband, theater producer Phillip Rose, died four months prior to her own passing. They had been married for 65 years.

On Oct. 17, a joint public memorial for Belack and Rose will be held at 12PM ET at the Ambassador Theater in New York City.

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w84mary2

Thank you for entertaining us all these years... A good actress.. Peace...

October 07 2011 at 8:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Linda K

RIP Doris and condolences to her family.

October 07 2011 at 11:55 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Hello, SALLY!

She appeared in an e[isode of Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan and Stephanie Zimbalist) back in the 80's along with character actor/ legend, Bob Hastings. She and Bob hired a hit man only to have to finish the job themselves and get caught in the process - fun episode. My condolences to her family.

October 07 2011 at 10:57 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ccrazymomma54

I loved her on Law and Order just watched her on the show reruns God Bless you Doris and my prayers go out to her family She is back with her husband and now they are happy again

October 07 2011 at 10:50 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Michelle

Awwww, RIP Doris. I didn't know her long-time hubby of 65 yrs died just 4 months ago...Now the 2 of them are together forever. That happens a lot when one spouse dies - the other dies not too long after. Especially at 85 yrs old. She lived a long, prosperous life. Her family should be very proud.

October 07 2011 at 9:45 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
amy

She will always be Anna Wolek to me.

October 07 2011 at 9:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Sheila

Yes, to me too. One of the originals.

October 07 2011 at 10:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
terz81

God Bless you and your Husband

October 07 2011 at 7:36 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
debee621

RIP Doris and thank you for your craft and your example of a 65 year marriage. Was a fan from the OLTL "Woleck" days.

October 07 2011 at 6:29 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
unusalterry

I first started seeing her, playing the role Of Anna on one Life to Live ... That could had been a good Triva question.
God Bless You, and thank you for your participation in TV land.

October 07 2011 at 12:25 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
tanjarena

May God be with her family at this time. I am a fan of Law & Order. I just watched some episodes of her the other day. I liked her role as the judge.

October 07 2011 at 12:14 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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