Grant Tinker

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Birthday
11, 1925
Birthplace
Stamford, CT
Death Date
Nov 28, 2016 (91)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
11, 1925
Birthplace
Stamford, CT
Death Date
Nov 28, 2016 (91)

About

Longtime NBC chairman and CEO from 1981 until 1986. He co-founded MTM Enterprises with his former wife, actress and comedienne Mary Tyler Moore.

Before Fame

He worked in the radio department of NBC.

Trivia

He was known as the man who saved NBC, thanks to greenlighting The Cosby Show, Family Ties, The Golden Girls, Cheers, and several other hit shows.

Family Life

He was married to Moore for 19 years from 1962 until 1981. Their company spawned Rhoda, The Bob Newhart Show, WKRP in Cincinnati, and other TV classics.

Associated With

He hired James L. Brooks and Allan Burns to create and produce his wife's eponymous sitcom.