Paramount studio head Brad Grey passes

May 15th, 2017 | by Annie
Paramount studio head Brad Grey passes

Brad Grey, the former chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, died Sunday from cancer at his Holmby Hills home with his family by his side. He was 59 years of age.

Mr. Grey stepped down from his position at Paramount Studios in February after heading the legendary studio for 12 years. That’s a lifetime for modern day studio heads! He arrived at Paramount after two decades at talent agency Brillstein-Grey Management, which he had founded with Bernie Brillstein in 1984.


While it may be said Mr. Grey leaned heavily on such franchises as Transformers, Star Trek and Mission Impossible, he left an even more indelible mark on the culture, playing a role in bringing the ridiculously funny TV series The Larry Sanders Show, The Sopranos and Real Time With Bill Maher.

Mr. Grey executive produced The Sopranos, for which he received two best drama series Emmys, and he also picked up four Peabody Awards.

Mr. Grey is survived by his wife, Cassandra, and their son, Jules, born in 2015; his grown children Sam, Max and Emily from his marriage to Jill Grey; his mother, Barbara; his brother, Michael; and his sister, Robin.

It’s unequivocal Mr. Grey left an indelible mark on Hollywood culture but he also leaves behind friends and family whom absolutely loved and respected him.

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