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Aaron Spelling
Birth: Apr. 22, 1923
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 2006
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Television Producer. A graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, he took the name Jerry Lane during World War II. He started as a writer selling his first script to "Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre" in 1955. He wrote for various television shows, including "Playhouse 90." After he wrote his first pilot he became a producer for Four Star Productions. He formed Thomas-Spelling Productions with Danny Thomas. In 1972 he formed Aaron Spelling Productions, and then joined with Leonard Goldberg for Spelling-Goldberg Productions. In 1986 his company went public and formed Spelling Entertainment, Inc. In 1995, he became vice-chairman of Spelling Entertainment, Inc., and chairman of Spelling Television, Hamilton Projects and Republic Pictures. Hamilton Projects handles merchandising for Spelling's shows. In his heyday, Aaron produced such memorable television programs as "Starsky and Hutch," "The Love Boat," and more recently "The Clubhouse." Aaron holds a Guinness World Record for the most prolific television producer of all time. After being diagnosed with oral cancer back in 2001 he suffered a stroke on June 18, 2006, and was briefly hospitalized. He died later that month of complications from that stroke. He was the father of actress Tori Spelling and actor Randy Spelling. (bio by: djs) 
Family links: 
  Dave Spelling (1880 - 1967)
  Pearl Wald Spelling (1887 - 1977)
  Carolyn Jones (1930 - 1983)*
*Calculated relationship
Hillside Memorial Park
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Hall of Reverence, FF J1
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: djs
Record added: Jun 23, 2006
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