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Grant Tinker

Tinker at the 64th Annual Peabody Awards
Born Grant Almerin Tinker
January 11, 1926(1926-01-11)
Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Died November 28, 2016(2016-11-28) (aged 90)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Occupation television producer and executive
Known for CEO of NBC (1981–86)
Spouse Mary Tyler Moore (1962–1981)
Children Mark Tinker, John Tinker
Awards Television 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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