Jack Elliott, a Hollywood conductor, composer and arranger — and a Broadway orchestrator and dance arranger for such musicals as Fiorello! and Tenderloin — died Aug. 18 of a brain tumor, The Los Angeles Times reported. Mr. Elliott was 74. Beyond Broadway, the native of Hartford, CT (born Irwin Elliott Zucker) was a jazz pianist at The Stork Club and, in the early 1960s, was musical arranger on Judy Garland's TV program. He wrote music for many TV programs and films, from "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" to "Barney Miller."
Mr. Elliott recently was musical director of The Henry Mancini Institute, which brings gifted students from around the country to Los Angeles for summer music studies. He helped found the New American Orchestra, which presents new works from American composers.
— By Kenneth Jones