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Director James Burrows on How Grant Tinker – and His Mtm Hit Factory – Changed Television

30 November 2016 6:15 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

James Burrows, perhaps the most successful TV director in history, owes his lengthy small screen career to Grant Tinker.

Tinker, who died Monday at 90, was a towering television titan who turned Mtm Enterprises into one of the most successful production companies in the 1970s, then took over NBC and led that network from worst to first in the 1980s.

But his legacy lives on, thanks to the writers, producers, directors and stars he championed during his long career. Burrows, who recently directed his 1,000th episode of television (which NBC celebrated with a primetime special), is one of them.

“I owe my entire television career to him,” Burrows told IndieWire.

Burrows was a theater director and stage manager in New York when he worked on the musical “Holly Golightly” (later retitled “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”), starring Mary Tyler Moore and Richard Chamberlain. The show closed after just four nights, but by the end, »

- Michael Schneider

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Director James Burrows on How Grant Tinker – and His Mtm Hit Factory – Changed Television

30 November 2016 6:15 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

James Burrows, perhaps the most successful TV director in history, owes his lengthy small screen career to Grant Tinker.

Tinker, who died Monday at 90, was a towering television titan who turned Mtm Enterprises into one of the most successful production companies in the 1970s, then took over NBC and led that network from worst to first in the 1980s.

But his legacy lives on, thanks to the writers, producers, directors and stars he championed during his long career. Burrows, who recently directed his 1,000th episode of television (which NBC celebrated with a primetime special), is one of them.

“I owe my entire television career to him,” Burrows told IndieWire.

Burrows was a theater director and stage manager in New York when he worked on the musical “Holly Golightly” (later retitled “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”), starring Mary Tyler Moore and Richard Chamberlain. The show closed after just four nights, but by the end, »

- Michael Schneider

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Mary Tyler Moore on Grant Tinker: A ‘Brilliant, Driven Executive’

30 November 2016 9:10 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actress Mary Tyler Moore has paid tribute to her former husband, Grant Tinker, who founded the Mtm Enterprises production company behind Moore’s groundbreaking CBS comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

Tinker died Monday at the age of 90. He and Moore were married in 1962 and divorced in 1981.

“I am deeply saddened to learn that my former husband and professional mentor Grant Tinker has passed away,” Moore said in a statement.

“I’m forever grateful for and proud of what we achieved together with the creation of ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and founding of Mtm Enterprises (an independent production studio that created what remain some of the best TV shows ever made),” Moore continued. “Grant was a brilliant, driven executive who uniquely understood that the secret to great TV content was freedom for its creators and performing artists. This was manifest in his ‘first be best and then be first’ approach. He »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Grant Tinker, Revered Former NBC and Mtm Chief, Dies at 90

30 November 2016 6:50 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Former NBC chairman-ceo Grant Tinker, a revered producer and executive who founded Mtm Enterprises with Mary Tyler Moore and later rose to the challenge of taking NBC from last place to first, has died. He was 90.

Tinker died Monday at his home in California, according to a report Wednesday on NBC’s “Today.”

Grant Tinker was a great man who made an indelible mark on NBC and the history of television that continues to this day,” NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke said. “He loved creative people and protected them, while still expertly managing the business. Very few people have been able to achieve such a balance. We try to live up to the standards he set each and every day. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.”

The poised, avuncular Tinker’s television career spanned almost half a century, from its inception through the 1990s. He usually took the high road on most of his projects »

- Richard Natale

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Remembering Ken Howard: The Surprising Story Behind the Star's Groundbreaking TV Show, The White Shadow

24 March 2016 4:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As Hollywood mourns the loss of SAG-aftra president Ken Howard, People takes a look into his most-iconic role: former NBA player Ken Reeves in the groundbreaking drama The White Shadow. Growing up in Long Island, Howard, who was 71 when he died Wednesday, was the only white player on his high school basketball team and was given the nickname "The White Shadow." Years later, the Dynasty actor pulled on his experiences on the court in both high school and college when pitching an idea for a series to his pal Blythe Danner's husband, late producer Bruce Paltrow."I said, 'How about me as a coach? »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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Remembering Ken Howard: The Surprising Story Behind the Star's Groundbreaking TV Show, The White Shadow

24 March 2016 4:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As Hollywood mourns the loss of SAG-aftra president Ken Howard, People takes a look into his most-iconic role: former NBA player Ken Reeves in the groundbreaking drama The White Shadow. Growing up in Long Island, Howard, who was 71 when he died Wednesday, was the only white player on his high school basketball team and was given the nickname "The White Shadow." Years later, the Dynasty actor pulled on his experiences on the court in both high school and college when pitching an idea for a series to his pal Blythe Danner's husband, late producer Bruce Paltrow."I said, 'How about me as a coach? »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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SAG-aftra President Ken Howard, 'White Shadow' and '30 Rock' Star, Dies at 71

24 March 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Ken Howard, the president of SAG-aftra and a veteran character actor in TV and film, has died. He was 71.

Howard was an Emmy and Tony winner who was highly regarded by those in the entertainment community, winning election to become president of the national chapter of the Screen Actors Guild in 2009. In his post, he advocated for a merger with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, a move that he said would strengthen workers' rights in the industry; after he won reelection in 2011, the popular proposal was approved in 2012. Howard went on to win two more consecutive terms at the helm of the joint union, with his most recent election occurring in 2015.

But aside from his advocacy on behalf of SAG members, Howard was more known to national and worldwide audiences thanks to a range of eclectic acting roles throughout his career. He rose to stardom on the »

- Katie Roberts

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Ken Howard: Hollywood Remembers SAG-aftra President & Veteran Of TV, Film And Stage

24 March 2016 12:12 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Update with more statements: Long before he became president of the Screen Actors Guild and later the merged SAG-aftra, Ken Howard starred as an NBA player-turned-basketball coach at an inner-city high school on The White Shadow. His death today at 71 brought condolences and remembrances from around the entertainment industry — some praising his service to the union; some reminiscing about his funny, poignant and socially conscious 1978-81 CBS dramedy; some calling out… »

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Ken Howard: Hollywood Remembers SAG-aftra President & Veteran Of TV, Film And Stage

24 March 2016 12:12 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Update with more statements: Long before he became president of the Screen Actors Guild and later the merged SAG-aftra, Ken Howard starred as an NBA player-turned-basketball coach at an inner-city high school on The White Shadow. His death today at 71 brought condolences and remembrances from around the entertainment industry — some praising his service to the union; some reminiscing about his funny, poignant and socially conscious 1978-81 CBS dramedy; some calling out… »

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George Clooney Remembers Actor and SAG-aftra President Ken Howard with Touching Tribute

23 March 2016 6:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

George Clooney is mourning the loss of actor, mentor, friend and SAG-aftra President Ken Howard who died Wednesday. He was 71. Clooney honored Howard with a touching tribute, remembering one of his fondest memories with the late star, which also happened to be one of his earliest career moments. "There's a story about how a young actor met Ken on the Fox lot in 1983 and told him what a fan he was of The White Shadow," Clooney, 54, tells People in a statement. "Ken asked that actor what he did and the young man said, 'well someday I hope to be lucky enough to work with you. »

- Karen Mizoguchi and Elizabeth Leonard

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George Clooney Remembers Actor and SAG-aftra President Ken Howard with Touching Tribute

23 March 2016 6:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

George Clooney is mourning the loss of actor, mentor, friend and SAG-aftra President Ken Howard who died Wednesday. He was 71. Clooney honored Howard with a touching tribute, remembering one of his fondest memories with the late star, which also happened to be one of his earliest career moments. "There's a story about how a young actor met Ken on the Fox lot in 1983 and told him what a fan he was of The White Shadow," Clooney, 54, tells People in a statement. "Ken asked that actor what he did and the young man said, 'well someday I hope to be lucky enough to work with you. »

- Karen Mizoguchi and Elizabeth Leonard

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'30 Rock,' 'White Shadow' Actor Ken Howard Dead at 71

23 March 2016 6:37 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Ken Howard, who won an Emmy and a Tony Award during his career, has died. He was 71. According to the SAG-aftra guild (via The Hollywood Reporter) where he served as president, he died at his home near Los Angeles. The cause of death has not been announced.

Howard most recently starred as the father of the bride in 2015's The Wedding Ringer and as a mop executive in Joy, but it was his role as Ken Reeves in the TV series The White Shadow where he rose to fame. He »

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George Clooney Remembers Ken Howard’s Help in Early Acting Days

23 March 2016 6:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

George Clooney recalled an act of kindness decades ago by the late Ken Howard, who died Wednesday at the age of 71.

“There’s a story about how a young actor met Ken on the Fox lot in 1983 and told him what a fan he was of ‘The White Shadow,'” Clooney said in a tribute he released just hours after news of Howard’s death broke. “Ken asked that actor what he did and the young man said, ‘Well someday I hope to be lucky enough to work with you.'”

Clooney said he told Howard that he had an audition at Paramount — seven miles away — but he wasn’t going to make it in time because all he had was a bike.

“So Ken put his bike in the trunk of his car and dropped him off at Paramount,” Clooney added. “Then Ken just waved goodbye and said good luck, »

- Dave McNary

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R.I.P., Coach: Tim Goodman on Ken Howard and 'The White Shadow'

23 March 2016 5:49 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The passing of Ken Howard meant a lot of things — the loss of another quality person and exceptional actor, for starters. But for a certain segment of TV viewers — myself included — Howard will always be remembered as The White Shadow. As soon as word of his death popped up on Twitter — where seemingly all news breaks — that's the first thing that popped into my head. Carver's coach was gone. That's fictional Carver High School to you, set in South Central Los Angeles, a tough area where members of the high school basketball team at the

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- Tim Goodman

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George Clooney Recalls Ken Howard’s Help During Early Days in Hollywood

23 March 2016 5:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

If it wasn’t for late SAG-aftra president Ken Howard‘s kindness, George Clooney may never have cracked Hollywood. Or so the Oscar winner said in a fond remembrance issued Wednesday, hours after the Hollywood union announced Howard had died at 71. A cause of death was not immediately known. Read Clooney’s anecdote: “There’s a story about how a young actor met Ken on the Fox lot in 1983 and told him what a fan he was of The White Shadow. Ken asked that actor what he did and the young man said, ‘well someday I hope to be lucky enough to work with you. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Ken Howard, actor and SAG-aftra president, dies aged 71

23 March 2016 5:47 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Versatile character actor starred in 1970s drama The White Shadow

Howard was the first president of SAG-aftra after groups merged

Actor Ken Howard, the strapping, versatile character actor who starred in the 1970s drama The White Shadow and served as president of SAG-aftra, has died at age 71.

The union announced Howard’s death on Wednesday. No cause of death was given.

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- Associated Press in Los Angeles

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Ken Howard, actor and SAG-aftra president, dies aged 71

23 March 2016 5:47 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Versatile character actor starred in 1970s drama The White Shadow

Howard was the first president of SAG-aftra after groups merged

Actor Ken Howard, the strapping, versatile character actor who starred in the 1970s drama The White Shadow and served as president of SAG-aftra, has died at age 71.

The union announced Howard’s death on Wednesday. No cause of death was given.

Continue reading »

- Associated Press in Los Angeles

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George Clooney Remembers Ken Howard’s Kindness To “A Young Actor”

23 March 2016 5:45 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

George Clooney shares a touching memory about Ken Howard, the veteran actor and union leader who died today at 71: There's a story about how a young actor met Ken on the Fox lot in 1983 and told him what a fan he was of The White Shadow. Ken asked that actor what he did, and the young man said, "Well, someday I hope to be lucky enough to work with you." Then he told Ken he had an audition all the way across town at Paramount but he wasn't going to make it because all he… »

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George Clooney Remembers Ken Howard’s Kindness To “A Young Actor”

23 March 2016 5:45 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

George Clooney shares a touching memory about Ken Howard, the veteran actor and union leader who died today at 71: There's a story about how a young actor met Ken on the Fox lot in 1983 and told him what a fan he was of The White Shadow. Ken asked that actor what he did, and the young man said, "Well, someday I hope to be lucky enough to work with you." Then he told Ken he had an audition all the way across town at Paramount but he wasn't going to make it because all he… »

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Actor Ken Howard Dies at 71

23 March 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ken Howard, best known for his groundbreaking CBS drama The White Shadow, is dead at 71. The Tony and Emmy Award winner also starred as Thomas Jefferson in the 1972 film 1776, was featured in the 1995 Sandra Bullock thriller The Net, and guest-starred as Kabletown CEO Hank Hooper on 30 Rock. Just last year, he appeared in Kevin Hart's The Wedding Ringer and the Jennifer Lawrence hit Joy. Howard was elected president of the Screen Actor's Guild in 2009 and was a guiding force in the union's 2012 merger with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. He was elected co-president upon the merger. »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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