Grammy Award Winner John Strauss, Writer of 'Car 54, Where Are You' Theme, DiesJohn Strauss, who penned the theme song to the 1960s comedy TV series 'Car 54, Where Are You?,' has died in Los Angeles at the age of 90.

A music editor as well as composer, Strauss had a long career that included an Emmy Award for sound editing in 1977's 'The Amazing Howard Hughes' and a Grammy Award for best classical album for 1984's 'Amadeus.' The latter film won an Oscar for Best Picture and included a brief shot of Strauss playing a conductor.