Ed Driscoll

Ask Not For Whom The Dick Wolf Law & Order Gavel Sound Effect Tolls For...

Robert Morgenthau, whom the New York Times, who’s never seen a powerful a liberal it didn’t seek to flatter, dubbed Manhattan’s “DA for life”, finally retires at age 90.

After 35 years on the job, “I looked at my birth certificate, and I said, ‘It’s about time'”, the Times quotes him as saying.

Morgenthau was the inspiration for Steven Hill’s Adam Schiff character during the earlier, watchable years of NBC’s Law & Order.

(Incidentally, Michael Moriarty, who brilliantly portrayed Law & Order’s assistant DA Ben Stone during that period, is now blogging up a storm at Big Hollywood. Stop by today and check out his posts.)