17 Facts About Aaron Spelling


Aaron Spelling was an American film and television producer and occasional actor.

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Aaron Spelling was the son of Pearl and David Spelling, Russian Jewish immigrants.

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Aaron Spelling's father worked as a tailor and changed his surname from Spurling to Spelling after emigrating to the United States.

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Aaron Spelling later graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1949, where he was a cheerleader.

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Aaron Spelling made his first appearance as an actor in a film as Harry Williams in Vicki, directed by Harry Horner, in 1953.

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Aaron Spelling appeared in episode 112 of I Love Lucy and Alfred Hitchcock Presents ("Breakdown", 1955).

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Aaron Spelling sold his first script to Jane Wyman Presents in 1954.

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Two years later, Aaron Spelling gained experience as a producer and additional credits as a script writer working for Four Star Television on the series Zane Grey Theater, which aired between 1956 and 1961.

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Aaron Spelling adapted its name by July 18, 1966, when it announced the financial involvement of ABC with its first show, Range, a half-hour comedy western starring Tim Conway and its rented space on Desilu Productions' Gower lot.

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Aaron Spelling formed a new partnership with Leonard Goldberg, Aaron Spelling-Goldberg Productions.

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Aaron Spelling married actress Carolyn Jones in 1953, in California when he was 30 and she was 23.

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Aaron Spelling briefly dated actress Jill Haworth when he was 42 and she was 19.

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Aaron Spelling married Candy Gene in 1968 when he was 45 and she was 23.

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Aaron Spelling demolished the property and built a 123-room home on the lot in 1991.

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On September 15, 1978, Aaron Spelling was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 6667 Hollywood Blvd.

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On June 23, 2006, Aaron Spelling died at The Manor, his estate in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, from complications of a stroke he suffered five days prior.

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Aaron Spelling was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.

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