Marcy Carsey
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Marcy Carsey served as co-executive producer of The Cosby Show with Tom Werner.
General Information
Birthname: Marcia Lee Peterson
Born: (1944-11-21) November 21, 1944 (age 75)
Birthplace: Weymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.
Gender: Female
Vital information
Occupation: Television producer
Years active: 1982–present
Awards Won: Several Emmy Awards
Website/URL: N/A
Family/Personal Information
Spouse(s): John Jay Carsey 1969-1992 (his death)
Series involvement
Character/Appearance on MWC: None
Series inolved with: The Cosby Show
Job with series: Co-Executive producer, with Tom Werner
involved with:
All in series

Marcy Carsey (born Marcia Lee Peterson on December 21, 1944) served as co-executive producer of The Cosby Show with Tom Werner. She is best known for her work with Werner, with whom she formed the company Carsey-Werner Productions in 1981.[1]

Career[edit | edit source]

In the 1960s, she was a tour guide at NBC-TV, later becoming a story editor for the Tomorrow Entertainment company. In 1974, she began working for ABC-TV as a comedy programming executive. During her tenure she developed the sitcoms Happy Days, Mork & Mindy and Soap.

In 1980, she left ABC-TV and in 1982 started Carsey Productions, an independent production company. She was joined in this venture a year later by Tom Werner who had worked with her at ABC. Together they formed Carsey-Werner Productions.

Together they produced the sitcoms The Cosby Show, A Different World, Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, 3rd Rock from the Sun, That '70s Show and other series.

In 1990, she was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award.[2] In 1996, she was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.[3] In 2000, she was again recognized by Women in Film with the Lucy Award in recognition of her excellence and innovation in her creative works that have enhanced the perception of women through the medium of television.

In 2013, Marcy Carsey made a gift of $20 million to the University of New Hampshire to support the creation of the new Carsey School for Public Policy. This gift is the second largest in the university’s history.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Stevenson, Richard W.. "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; 'Cosby' Producers Strike It Rich", The New York Times, December 23, 1988. Retrieved on 2010-11-09. 
  2. Past Recipients: Crystal Award. Women In Film. Archived from the original on August 20, 2011. Retrieved on May 10, 2011.
  3. Television Hall of Fame Honorees: Complete List.
  4. Alumna Marcy Carsey Gives $20 Million to University of New Hampshire. University of New Hampshire Media Relations. Retrieved on October 2, 2013.

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