Sumner Redstone

Birth Name:
Sumner Murray Rothstein
Birth Date:
May 27, 1923
Birth Place:
Boston, Massachusetts
Death Date:
August 11, 2020
Place of Death:
31 Beverly Park Terrace, Beverly Hills, California
Cause of Death:
Natural causes
Cemetery Name:
Sharon Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Business and Finance
Redstone was born in a Boston tenement to a father who changed the family name from Rothstein to Redstone and built a regional movie-theater chain. After a short career as an attorney (he graduated from Harvard and Harvard Law), Redstone joined his father's company, National Amusements, in 1954. He became CEO in 1967 and steadily grew the company with profitable investments in studios. Sumner was the founder and chairman of the second incarnation of Viacom which was dissolved in 2019 (a year before Redstone's death) and was the majority owner and chairman of the National Amusements theater chain. Through National Amusements, Redstone, up until his death, was, and his family remains, majority voting shareholder of mass media conglomerate ViacomCBS, in turn, the parent company of the Paramount Pictures film studio, the CBS television network, and various cable networks. According to Forbes, as of April 2020, he was worth US$2.6 billion.

Fun Fact

Redstone was formerly the executive chairman of both CBS and Viacom. After a highly publicized legal battle. in February 2016 at age 92, Redstone resigned both chairmanships following a court-ordered examination by a geriatric psychiatrist. He was ultimately succeeded by Les Moonves at CBS and Philippe Dauman at Viacom.


Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Sharon Memorial Park

120 Canton Street

Sharon, Massachusetts, 02067


North America

Grave Location:

Galilee, Section 26A, Lot E.3, Space 6

Grave Location Description

As you enter the park drive to the left and park in the middle of the back section of Galilee that borders Mount Nebo (section 28). Walk towards the middle of the section towards the raised garden area. When you reach the steps turn to your right and walk around the edge of the short stone retaining wall until you come to the world’s smallest billionaire temporary grave marker. There are also two Redstone memorial benches under the trees.

Grave Location GPS

42.1465280, -711756680



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