Refresh for updates… Pioneering TV executive Jamie Tarses
is being remembered in Hollywood today as a “fun, funny, brutally honest” and a “driving force” in some of the most beloved television series of a generation.
“She changed my life,” tweeted Kristen Johnston
, star of NBC
’s 3rd Rock
from the Sun who said Tarses was a “huger early network supporter” of the 1996-2001 sitcom, adding that the exec “became 1 of my dearest friends. A trailblazer for women in the TV industry & an all-around beautiful, fun, brilliant person.
Chances are, she was the driving force behind your favorite show.”
Tarses died today from complications following a cardiac event last fall. She was 56.Adam Pally
, who starred in the Tarses-produced Happy Endings
, tweeted, “Jamie Tarses was an asskicking beauty who beat up TV so bad that she was running NBC by age 32, In The 90’s!!! She was fun, funny, brutally honest,