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Amy Jill Sacks; TV Producer Won 13 Emmys

Amy Jill Sacks, 39, a television producer who won 13 Emmys primarily for ABC Sports. She was considered a pioneer among women working on sports programming. The former producer for ABC News and ABC Sports was senior vice president of Buena Vista Productions, a Walt Disney subsidiary, at the time of her death. At Disney, which she joined in 1989, she was responsible for the Emmy-winning “Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson.” Her other Emmys were primarily for ABC coverage of the 1984 Summer Olympics and specials on the 1988 Winter Olympics. Ms. Sacks grew up near Philadelphia and graduated cum laude from Harvard University before joining ABC in 1976. On Friday in Philadelphia of lupus.


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