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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 January 1926Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Date of Death 28 November 2016Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameGrant Almerin Tinker

Mini Bio (1)

Grant Tinker was born on January 11, 1926 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA as Grant Almerin Tinker. He was a producer, known for Inside Star Trek: The Real Story (1998), She Turned the World on with Her Smile: The Making of 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' (2002) and This Is Your Life (1987). He was married to Brooke Knapp, Mary Tyler Moore and Ruth Prince Byerly. He died on November 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Mary Tyler Moore (1 June 1962 - 11 June 1982) (divorced)
Ruth Prince Byerly (4 March 1950 - 1962) (divorced) (4 children)
Brooke Knapp (? - 29 November 2016) (his death)

Trivia (5)

Founded MTM Enterprises with his then-wife Mary Tyler Moore in 1969. MTM was sold to British investors in 1990 and to International Family Entertainment in 1993. MTM became part of 20th Century Fox in 1996.
Worked at NBC three different times in three different positions: NBC Radio executive, 1949-1950; Vice President of Programming, West Coast, 1961-1967; Chairman of NBC, 1981-1986.
Father of director Mark Tinker and writer John Tinker
Father-in-law of Chandra West.
Ex-father-in-law of Kristin Harmon.

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