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Mrs. Rutledge was the original "Punky Brewster" when the late NBC executive Brandon Tartikoff was little. At the time, she was a tomboyish older girl whom young Tartikoff had a crush on. (The "B" initial is her maiden name Brewster, and her married name is Rutledge.) When Tartikoff grew up and later became a programming chief at NBC, he thought the name "Punky Brewster" would be a good name for ...