Jamie Tarses Biography: Wiki, Age, Career, Husband, Children, Death Cause

Who is Jamie Tarses? Jamie Tarses Bio/Wiki

Sara James Tarses aka Jamie Tarses was an American TV producer and executive of a television studio. She was born on March 19, 1964, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US.

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From 1996 to 1999, Tarses was the President of ABC Entertainment, the first woman and one of the youngest individuals to hold such a role on an American broadcast network.

In the fall of 2020, Tarses suffered a stroke and died in Los Angeles on February 1, 2021.


She was 56 years old.


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In September 1987, as Manager, Creative Affairs, Tarses was hired by Brandon Tartikoff of NBC Productions. Until 1996, Tarses worked continuously in various radical executive roles at NBC. Tarses helped Mates, Mad About You, Frasier, NewsRadio, and Caroline in the City grow at NBC.

In 1991, Tarses passed on the Baltimore jazz pilot to her father.


In 2005, Tarses entered into a partnership with producer Gavin Polone to form a production company named Pariah Productions. Later, Tarses had a production company called FanFare Productions at Sony Pictures Television.


In 1993, Jamie Tarses married Arses DreamWorks SKG television executive Dan McDermott.

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In 1996, they divorced. David Letterman’s Late Show with David Letterman creator Robert Morton was also dated by Tarses.

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Together with her partner, Paddy Aubrey, an executive chef, and restaurant owner, she had two children, Rachel and Jay.

Death Cause

According to a family source, the cause of death was heart complications from a cardiac accident last fall.

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