Victor Sack, 74, musician, arranger-conductor, director and producer, died Dec. 18 in New York City of cardiovascular collapse due to lung cancer.
Educated at Horace Mann and Juilliard, he began his professional career with the Larry Clinton and Fred Waring bands, then joined the Irving Berlin office. During his Army service in World War II he was assigned to the “This Is The Army” troupe and then to Armed Forces Radio Service.
After the war he produced radio shows for CBS and moved to the Milton Biow ad agency as head of music-commercial operations, handling, among others, “The Tonight Show With Steve Allen.” After the demise of the Biow company he continued his production assignments at Kenyon and Eckhardt, notably on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
In 1957 he became director-general of Scott-Textor Prods., a leading New York-based music house.
He was a longtime board member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 802, the National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences, the Recording Musicians Assn. and SAMPAC.
He was a member of the Players Club.
Survived by his wife, actress Martha Shaw.