The Annenberg community mourns the passing of George Custen (Ph.D. 1980) who died suddenly of a massive brain aneurism, May 9, in Los Angeles. He was 53. Professor Custen was treasured by colleagues and students as a warm, witty, and engaging friend, and will be remembered as a valued member of the extended Annenberg School family.
As a student at the Annenberg School, Dr. Custen worked first with Sol Worth in visual communications and film. After Sol Worth’s death, he continued his work with Larry Gross, completing his Ph.D.--a study of how viewers discuss film.