Charles Lawrence Glenn, dead at 70

Journalist, Variety veteran

Charles (Larry) Glenn, a longtime journalist who served on the Los Angeles staffs of the New York Times, NBC News and Variety, died Jan. 8 of natural causes at his home in Burbank. He was 70.

A native of Portland, Ore., Glenn grew up in Hawaii and Idaho. He joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and graduated from the U. of Idaho seven years later, in 1952.

Glenn later relocated to Los Angeles and became a reporter for the Citizen News. He also served a brief stint as a film, legit and music critic for Daily Variety.

In 1961 he became the assistant to Gladwin Hill, Los Angeles bureau chief of the New York Times. During his seven-year tenure, Glenn went under the byline Larry Glenn and also served as news editor during emergencies.

In 1971 he joined NBC News, where he worked as a writer, editor and news producer until 1990.

He is survived by his sister, two nephews, a niece and three grand nieces.

A memorial service is pending.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to AIDS Project Los Angeles.

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