William Cummings is popular as the father of Sunny Hostin, a well-known lawyer, author, and co-host of the daytime talk show “The View.” He is no more among us. Let’s explore some facts about him.

William Cummings Birth Details

Cummings was born on January 1, 1938, in New York City and belonged to African-American ethnicity. He might have spent his early days in the United States with his parents, however, never opened up about his parents and siblings.

The celebrity father, Cummings grew up in the Bronx and reportedly attended Cardinal Hayes High School before going on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University. He later received a law degree from St. John’s University School of Law.


The American personality reportedly had a long and distinguished career as a legal professional, working as a trial attorney for the Federal Aviation Administration and as a judge in the New York State Supreme Court. He was also a member of the National Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

William Cummings is popular as the father of Sunny Hustin
William Cummings is popular as the father of Sunny Hostin

Though the man was reported to be in the law field for a long time, there is no evidence to prove his involvement in these fields. His actual job and career still remain under the curtain.

Married Life and Children

In addition to his legal career, Cummings was also a devoted family man. He was married to his wife, Rosa Beza, for over 50 years and together they had three children, including Sunny Hostin. Further, the celebrity father was known for his unwavering support of his family and was often seen attending his daughter’s public appearances and events.

William Cummings and hus wife, Roza during their wedding
William Cummings and his wife, Rosa Beza during their wedding
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Cummings also had a passion for giving back to his community. Reportedly he was actively involved in several charitable organizations, including the United Negro College Fund and the NAACP. Also see another celebrity family member, Archie Heaton.

Net Worth at Death

Although there is no public information available on Cummings’ net worth and earnings, it is likely that he amassed a significant amount of wealth during his successful legal career. Also, he might have lived a luxurious life being a celebrity father.

William Cummings' daughter, Sunny Hostin and granson
William Cummings’ daughter, Sunny Hostin, and grandson
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Talking about his daughter’s net worth, Sunny Hostin has around $3 Million. The 54-year-old TV personality made a hefty amount as a lawyer as well as from her TV career. She is known for her work in movies and TV shows like  The View, Girls Trip (2017), Daytime Divas (2017), and Moonie (2022).

William Cummings Death

The celebrity family member, Cummings passed away on August 19, 2020, at the age of 82. The actual reason behind his death is under the curtain. Maybe he was suffering from some disease. Check out another man, Rio Hackford who is also no more among us.

William Cummings' daughter, Sunny Hostin with her father in law
William Cummings’ daughter, Sunny Hostin with her father in law
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In August 2020, Sunny Hostin announced the passing of her beloved father, expressing her sadness and gratitude for his impact on her life and career. Cummings was remembered by many as a kind and compassionate man, and his legacy continues to live on through his family members and the many lives he touched throughout his life.

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