Milestones, Jun. 24, 1974

Died. George Frazier, 63, acerbic, eccentric newspaper columnist; of lung cancer; in Cambridge, Mass. A self-styled Brahmin, Frazier was the Harvard-honed son of a fire inspector. After making his name as a jazz critic, ubiquitous freelance and LIFE writer, the widely read gadfly went on to ramble polysyllabically about style, taste and whatever else he fancied in his Boston Herald and, later, Boston Globe columns. Proud of his image as a professional snob—he proclaimed the common man an "ill-clad, ill-spoken hooligan"—Frazier brought his own hot dogs to baseball games and named among his...

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