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Grant Tinker
Grant Tinker at the 64th Annual Peabody Awards.jpg
Tinker at the 64th Annual Peabody Awards
Grant Almerin Tinker

January 11, 1926(1926-01-11)
DiedNovember 28, 2016(2016-11-28) (aged 90)
Alma materDartmouth College
Occupationtelevision producer and executive
Known forCEO of NBC (1981–86)
Spouse(s)Mary Tyler Moore (1962–1981)
ChildrenMark Tinker, John Tinker
AwardsTelevision Hall of Fame (1997)

Grant Almerin Tinker (January 11, 1926 – November 28, 2016) was an American television producer and executive.

He was the former chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986. He is the co-founder of MTM Enterprises. Tinker was the former husband of actress Mary Tyler Moore. After leaving NBC, Tinker tried to repeat his success with MTM Enterprises by forming GTG (Grant Tinker-Gannett) Entertainment but the business venture failed and the company closed in 1990.

Tinker was born in Stamford, Connecticut. His parents were Margaret (née Hessin) and Arthur Almerin Tinker.[1][2] Tinker died on November 28, 2016 of natural causes in Los Angeles, California, aged 90.


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