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Sumner Redstone

Sumner RedstoneAKA Sumner Murray Rothstein

Born: 27-May-1923
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 11-Aug-2020
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chairman and CEO of Viacom

Military service: US Army Intelligence (3 years, WWII)

Father: Michael Redstone
Mother: Belle Ostrovsky
Wife: Phyllis Gloria Raphael (m. 1947, two children)
Daughter: Shari Redstone (b. 1954)

    High School: Boston Latin School
    University: Harvard University (1944)
    Law School: Georgetown University Law School
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School (1947)

    Viacom CEO (1996-2005)
    National Amusements CEO (1967-)
    National Amusements President (1967-99)
    Member of the Board of CBS (as Chairman, -2016)
    Member of the Board of National Amusements (as Chairman, 1986-)
    Member of the Board of Viacom (as Chairman, 1986-)
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts Trustee
    Museum of Television and Radio Trustee
    Al Franken for Senate
    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    Bush-Quayle '92
    Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Board
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Trustee
    Gore 2000
    Hillary Clinton for President
    John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Board (1984-)
    John Kerry for President
    McCain 2000
    McCain for Senate '98
    National Association of Theatre Owners Former Chairman
    National Cable & Telecommunications Association
    National Republican Congressional Committee
    Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
    Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame
    Caught Fire Fire at the Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA, suffered burns on 50% of his body (1979)

Author of books:
Passion to Win (2001, memoir, with Peter Knobler)

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