Aaron Spelling

Aaron Spelling

Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death 23 Jun 2006 (aged 83)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Hall of Reverence, FF J1
Memorial ID 14712380 · View Source
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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.

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