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Robert Glass, Eugene H. Fuson

Robert Glass, 53, Oscar-winning sound producer, was found stabbed to death in his Los Feliz neighborhood apartment on Wednesday, police said.

Police discovered the body after a friend who phones Glass every night couldn’t reach him. The friend went to Glass’ apartment and found it ransacked.

Among the belongings police found in disarray was an Oscar that Glass won for the 1982 movie “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” Glass shared the Oscar with three others for sound.

Police said Glass had most recently worked on “The Firm.”

Detective John Munguia of the Northeast area station said the killer apparently locked the door on his way out, and there were no signs of forced entry.

“We have no real concrete leads right now,” Munguia said.

Munguia said police are searching for Glass’ white Cadillac, which is missing. No arrests have been made in the stabbing.

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Eugene H. Fuson

Eugene H. Fuson, award-winning journalist and veteran broadcaster, died July 16 in Hollywood. His age was not reported.

Fuson retired in May as editorial and special projects director at Channel 2, KCBS-TV in Hollywood. He joined the station as editorial director in 1976, following seven years as editorial director at all-news radio station KFWB.

As a journalist Fuson’s efforts led to legislation requiring the California ballot to be written in language the average person can understand; imposition of freeway sign regulations; and the addition of social studies curriculum for California school children.

Fuson’s editorial and investigative reporting work was recognized by more than 60 professional and civic honors, including three Golden Mikes, three Radio & Television News Directors awards, the Silver Gavel, the Pall Mall award for investigative reporting, three first-place awards for the National Broadcast Editorial Assn. and numerous awards from the Greater L.A. Press Club and Associated Press.

His career spanned TV, radio and print journalism. Prior to his editorial roles at KCBS-TV and KFWB, he was newswriter, producer and assignment editor at Channel 11 (KTTV), and was news director and editorial director at Channel 10 (then KOGO-TV) in San Diego.

He began his journalism career as a news reporter on the San Diego Union and Evening Tribune, where he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his investigative reporting work.

He wrote some 600 assignments for Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Architectural Forum and House & Home magazines. Fuson wrote two books on California history, “The Silver Dons” and “The Glory Years,” and was a co-author of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s book on the 100th anniversary of Hollywood.

He served on the L.A. Press Club board of directors for six years.

Born in San Diego, Fuson graduated from San Diego State U. with a B.A. in journalism, history and English, and completed two years’ postgraduate work there in psychology and business management. He was also a graduate of Art Center, Los Angeles, in photography.

Survived by his wife, Bonnie Rogers; his mother and a brother.

Services are pending at Forest Lawn, Hollywood. Interment at Glen Abbey, Bonita. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the City of Hope or the charity of your choice.

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