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 Aaron Spelling

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Aaron Spelling Famous memorial

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

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 handled merchandising for Spelling's shows. In his heyday, he produced such memorable television programs as "Starsky and Hutch," "The Love Boat," and more recently "The Clubhouse." He 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.

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 handled merchandising for Spelling's shows. In his heyday, he produced such memorable television programs as "Starsky and Hutch," "The Love Boat," and more recently "The Clubhouse." He 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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: djs
  • Added: 23 Jun 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 14712380
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14712380/aaron-spelling: accessed ), memorial page for Aaron Spelling (22 Apr 1923–23 Jun 2006), Find a Grave Memorial ID 14712380, citing Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.