Emmy-winning music conductor, arranger and composer Ian Fraser, who worked extensively with Julie Andrews and oversaw a famed Bing Crosby/David Bowie holiday duet, died at home in Los Angeles on Friday. He was 81.
The cause was cancer, said his daughter, Tiffany Fraser.
Ian Fraser was the arranger and conductor on numerous television shows during the golden age of musical specials in the 1960s and '70s, winning the first of his 11 Emmys for the 1976 "America Salutes Richard Rodgers" show that aired on CBS.
The unlikely Crosby/Bowie duet was performed on the 1977 "Bing Crosby's...