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Grant Tinker
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Birth Date:January 11, 1926
Astrology Sign:Capricron
Chinese Sign:Ox - Yin
Birth Name:Grant Almerin Tinker
Birth Place:Stamford, CT


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Grant Tinker

Biography:Grant Tinker (born January 11, 1925) is the former chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986, co-founder of MTM Enterprises, and television producer. Tinker is the former husband of television actress, Mary Tyler Moore and also known as "the man who saved NBC".

Tinker married Moore in 1962, and in 1970 they formed the television production company MTM Enterprises. While creating MTM Enterprises, Tinker hired Room 222 writers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns to create and produce the company's first television series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. MTM Enterprises would later produced popular American sitcoms and drama television series such as Rhoda, The Bob Newhart Show, WKRP in Cincinnati, and Hill Street Blues.

After his divorce from Moore in 1981 Tinker left MTM Enterprises to become the chairman and CEO of then perennial last-place American television network (in terms of Neilsen ratings and profits) NBC. During Tinker's tenure in NBC's top position, the network regained ratings and produced popular shows like The Cosby Show, Family Ties, Cheers, Night Court, and Hill Street Blues. Tinker left the network in 1986, shortly after its parent company RCA was bought by General Electric.

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.

Grant Tinker is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Chinese Horoscope for Grant Tinker
Includes characteristics and Vices
Grant Tinker's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 24, 1925 - February 12, 1926
Birthday: January 11, 1926

The Ox is a Yin,
and is the Second sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Strength of Purpose

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Grant Tinker's Personality Tarot Card The Empress - Personality Card

Birthday: January 11, 1926

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Grant Tinker's Growth Tarot Card The Moon

Birthday: January 11, 2022

A period of illusion, uncertainty and fluctuation.




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