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Sumner Redstone

Viacom Chairman Sumner Murray Redstone, the multi-billionaire who is the controlling shareholder of media conglomerate Viacom and of CBS Corp., was born Sumner Murray Rothstein on May 27, 1923, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Michael Rothstein. His father created National Amusements, a chain of three drive-in theaters, in 1936, after starting out ... See full bio »

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2003 MTV Movie Awards
The Men Who Built America
The Men Who Built America Himself - Majority Owner, Viacom & CBS
Entertainment Tonight


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 2002 Spider-Man
Oscorp Board Member (uncredited)
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 2002 The Kid Stays in the Picture (Documentary) (thanks)
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 2012 The Men Who Built America (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - Majority Owner, Viacom & CBS
- When One Ends, Another Begins (2012) ... Himself - Majority Owner, Viacom & CBS
- A New War Begins (2012) ... Himself - Majority Owner, Viacom & CBS
 2007-2008 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series)
- Episode dated 28 November 2008 (2008) ... Himself
- Episode dated 23 May 2008 (2008) ... Himself
- Episode dated 1 May 2008 (2008) ... Himself
- Episode dated 17 January 2008 (2008) ... Himself
- Episode dated 7 November 2007 (2007) ... Himself
 2005 Iconoclasts (TV Series documentary)
- Brian Grazer on Sumner Redstone (2005) ... Himself
 2003 MADtv (TV Series)
- Episode #9.2 (2003) ... Himself
 2003 2003 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special)
 2003 Nightline Up Close (TV Series)
- Episode dated 9 January 2003 (2003) ... Himself
 2000 Howard Stern (TV Series)
- Episode dated 12 July 2000 (2000) ... Himself

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He left Harvard University after only barely completing three years of study when he was recruited by Professor Edwin O. Reischauer (later a U.S. Ambassador to Japan) to decode messages of the Japanese during World War II. When he finished his tenure with the United States Army, the Harvard Corporation granted him his Bachelor's degree. See more »

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