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Brandon Rick Tartikoff

Death: Died
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Son of Jordan Alvin Tartikoff and Enid Harriet Tartikoff
Husband of <private> Tartikoff (Samuels)
Father of <private> Tartikoff and <private> Tartikoff
Brother of <private> Rosenthal (Tartikoff)

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About Brandon Rick Tartikoff

Brandon Tartikoff (January 13, 1949 – August 27, 1997) was a television executive who was credited with turning around NBC's low prime time reputation with such hit series as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Law & Order, ALF, Family Ties, The Cosby Show, Cheers, Wings, Seinfeld, Miami Vice, The Golden Girls, Knight Rider, The A-Team, St. Elsewhere, Night Court, Hunter, Highway to Heaven, Matlock, Remington Steele, A Different World, 227, and Empty Nest.

Tartikoff also helped develop Punky Brewster, for which he named the title character after a girl he had a crush on in school. Punky Brewster's pet dog Brandon was named after Tartikoff. He was also involved in the creation of the acclaimed Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Beggars and Choosers.

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