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Aaron Spelling

Spelling in 1999 following the Beverly Hills, 90210 wrap-up party
Born April 22, 1923(1923-04-22)
Flag of the United States Dallas, Texas, USA
Died June 23, 2006 (aged 83)
Flag of the United States Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation Actor, singer, dancer, television producer

Aaron Spelling (April 22, 1923June 23, 2006) was an American film and television producer. Spelling currently holds the world record as the world's most prolific television producer, with 218 producer and executive producer credits.[1] Image File history File links Aaron Spelling File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article is about the year. ... Beverly Hills, 90210 is a primetime television soap opera that aired from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, on FOX in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... A Television producer oversees the making of television penis programs. ... is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... A Television producer oversees the making of television penis programs. ...

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Biography

Early life

Spelling was born in Dallas, Texas, to Polish Jewish immigrant parents, and attended Forest Avenue High School. After serving with the United States Army Air Forces, he attended Southern Methodist University, graduating in 1949. He married actress Carolyn Jones in 1953, and they moved to California. Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... James Madison High School, formerly Forest Avenue High School, is a public secondary school located at 3000 Martin L. King Boulevard in south Dallas, Texas (USA) in the ZIP code 75215. ... The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) was the aviation component of the United States Army primarily during World War II. The title of Army Air Forces succeeded the prior name of Army Air Corps in June 1941 during preparation for expected combat in what came to be known as... Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow storm Southern Methodist University (commonly SMU) is a private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas (an enclave of Dallas). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Carolyn Jones (April 28, 1930 — August 3, 1983) was an American actress, she is best remembered for playing the role of Morticia Addams in the classic TV Series The Addams Family. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Hollywood career and life

Spelling sold his first script to Jane Wyman Theater in 1954. He went on to write for Dick Powell, Playhouse 90, and Last Man, amongst others. Later, he also found work as an actor. In total he played screen parts in 22 programs (in several shows, a few episodes, yet none of his flagships) and perhaps the best known being Gunsmoke between 1956 and 1997. During the 1950s, Spelling joined Powell's Four Star Productions. Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Ewing Dick Powell (November 14, 1904 – January 2, 1963) was an American singer, actor, producer, and director. ... Playhouse 90 is the name of a 90-minute long dramatic television series that ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961. ... The cast of radios Gunsmoke: Howard McNear (Doc), William Conrad (Matt), Georgia Ellis (Kitty) and Parley Baer (Chester) Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Four Star Television, also called Four Star Films and Four Star International, was an American television production company which operated from 1952 to 1989. ...


After Powell's death he formed Thomas-Spelling Productions with Danny Thomas. Their first success was with the television show The Mod Squad. In total he wrote for 14 television productions between 1957 and 1974, including several series with multiple episodes on his credit. He also began a collaboration at this time with associate producer Shelley Hull, who, aside from "The Mod Squad", worked with Spelling on "The Rookies" and "Charlie's Angels." Hull also worked with Spelling in 1976 on the hit ABC movie "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble", starring a young John Travolta. Spelling directed only once, on "The Conchita Vasquez Story", a 1959 TV Episode of "Wagon Train". Danny Thomas (January 6, 1914 - February 6, 1991) was an American nightclub comedian and television and film actor of Lebanese Maronite Catholic descent. ... The Mod Squad was a television police drama from executive producers Aaron Spelling and Danny Thomas in the United States, that ran on ABC from 1968-1973. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Rookies was a television series running from 1972 until 1976. ... This article is about the television series. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boy in the Plastic Bubble is a 1976 made-for-TV movie inspired by the lives of David Vetter and Ted DeVita, who had to live in containers that protected them from all pathogens, since they lacked effective immune systems. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and singer. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wagon Train was a television series on NBC from 1957 to 1962 and on ABC from 1962 to 1965. ...


Spelling divorced Jones in 1965 and in 1968 he married Carole Gene Marer, who took his name as Candy Spelling.[2] He was father of Victoria Davey Spelling and Randall Gene Spelling, both of whom became actors as teenagers, as Tori Spelling and Randy Spelling. They appeared in several of their father's productions, most notably in "Beverly Hills, 90210". Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Victoria Davey Tori Spelling (born May 16, 1973) is an American actress. ... Randall Gene Randy Spelling (born October 9, 1978, Los Angeles, California) is an American actor. ... Beverly Hills, 90210 is a primetime television soap opera that aired from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, on FOX in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ...


In 1991, Spelling bought the home and six acre lot of Bing Crosby's former Los Angeles house.[3] He demolished the property, and built a 123-room home for the cost of USD $47,000,000, named "The Manor", which occupies 56,500 square feet (on a five-acre site) and is the largest single-family dwelling in Hollywood (34°4'23"N 118°25'41"W).[4] Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1972, he created Aaron Spelling Productions, and formed another co-production company with Leonard Goldberg. Spelling took his own company public in 1986 as Spelling Entertainment. Spelling also produced the NBC daytime soap opera Sunset Beach from 1997 to 1999, and in one of his few acting roles since the 1960s, played one of Bette's (Kathleen Noone) ex-husbands for one day in 1997. He also appeared as himself on 27 programs between 1992 and 2005. After 2000, Spelling rarely gave serious interviews, and control of the Spelling Television company has been directed by his business partner E. Duke Vincent and the company's president, Jonathan Levin. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Founded by Aaron Spelling, Spelling Television (also known as Spelling Entertainment and Aaron Spelling Productions) is a television production company that has produced popular shows such as Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210, 7th Heaven, Dynasty and Melrose Place. ... Leonard J. Goldberg (born January 24, 1934 in New York) is an American film producer and television producer. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Founded by Aaron Spelling, Spelling Television (also known as Spelling Entertainment and Aaron Spelling Productions) is a television production company that has produced popular shows such as Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210, 7th Heaven, Dynasty and Melrose Place. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... Sunset Beach was an American soap opera that aired on NBC from January 6, 1997 to December 31, 1999. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article is about the year. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Kathleen Noone (born January 8, 1945 in Hillsdale, New Jersey) is a well-known American soap opera actress. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Founded by Aaron Spelling, Spelling Television (also known as Spelling Entertainment and Aaron Spelling Productions) is a television production company that has produced popular shows such as Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210, 7th Heaven, Dynasty and Melrose Place. ... Jonathan Levin (May 6, 1966 – May 30, 1997) was the son of former Time Warner CEO Gerald M. Levin and Carol Levin. ...


In 2004, Spelling was portrayed by Dan Castellaneta in the NBC film "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie's Angels".[5] Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Daniel Louis Castellaneta (born October 29, 1957) is an Emmy award winning American voice actor, actor and comedian best known for providing the voice of Homer Simpson and other characters on the long-running FOX animated series The Simpsons. ...


On January 15, 2006 "Charmed" became the longest running show with all female leads, surpassing "Laverne and Shirley".[6] is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charmed is an American television series that ran for eight seasons on The WB. It was produced by Aaron Spelling and is about three sisters who are the worlds most powerful good witches, known throughout the supernatural community as The Charmed Ones but known to everyone else as the... Laverne & Shirley was a popular American television situation comedy which ran on ABC from 1976 to 1983. ...


On April 4, 2007 it was announced that "7th Heaven's" series finale on May 13, 2007 would be dedicated to Aaron Spelling.[7] Already every single episode from Season 11, read these words at the beginning of the closing credits: "In memory of Aaron Spelling". is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Notable productions

Spelling worked in some capacity on almost 200 productions beginning with the Zane Grey Theatre in 1956. His most recognizable contributions to television include Beverly Hills 90210 and its adult spin-off Melrose Place with Heather Locklear, Starsky and Hutch, Family, Hotel, The Rookies, Charlie's Angels, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Vega$, Hart to Hart, Dynasty, The Colbys, T.J. Hooker, Nightingales, Kindred: The Embraced, 7th Heaven, Charmed, Burke's Law, Honey West, The Mod Squad, and S.W.A.T.. His company also co-produced the David Lynch series Twin Peaks (although Spelling himself was not directly involved in its production). He also produced the NBC TV series Titans with Yasmine Bleeth in 2000 and Summerland in 2005. For all his golden touches, he also had a miss or two, most notable among them was The San Pedro Beach Bums in 1977. Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and pulp fiction that presented an idealized image of the rugged Old West. ... Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular primetime television soap opera that aired from October 1990 to May 2000 on the Fox Network in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that ran between 1992 and 1999, created by Darren Star for the FOX network. ... Heather Deen Locklear (born September 25, 1961 in Westwood, California) is an American actress, primarily on soap operas, movies and television, probably best known for her roles as William Shatners sexy, young partner and Richard Herds daughter, Officer Stacy Sheridan in the successful 1980s crime drama T.J... For the film, see Starsky & Hutch (film). ... The cast of Family. ... The television drama Hotel aired on ABC from 1983 to 1988. ... The Rookies was a television series running from 1972 until 1976. ... This article is about the television series. ... The Love Boat was an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from 1977 until 1986. ... Fantasy Island refers to two separate but related American fantasy television series, both originally airing on the ABC television network. ... Vega$ was a TV show that aired on ABC between 1978 and 1981. ... Stefanie Powers & Robert Wagner Lionel Stander & Freeway Hart to Hart was an American television series starring Robert Wagner as Jonathan Hart and Stefanie Powers as his wife Jennifer, who lived in a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles. ... Dynasty was an American primetime television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 10, 1989. ... The Colbys (originally titled Dynasty II: The Colbys) was a primetime television soap opera which aired from November 1985 to March 1987. ... T.J. Hooker was a weekly police drama that premiered as a mid-season replacement in early 1982 on ABC-TV and ran on ABC primetime through summer 1985. ... Nightingales was an unusual British sitcom produced by Alomo Productions for Channel 4 in the early 1990s. ... Kindred: The Embraced was a 1996 Fox television series/vampire soap opera, produced by Aaron Spelling. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Charmed is an American television series that ran for eight seasons on The WB. It was produced by Aaron Spelling and is about three sisters who are the worlds most powerful good witches, known throughout the supernatural community as The Charmed Ones but known to everyone else as the... Burkes Law was a detective series which ran on ABC from 1963 to 1966, and then again on CBS from 1994 to 1995. ... Honey West is a fictional character created by Gloria and Forest Fickling under the pseudonym G.G. Fickling and appearing in numerous mystery novels by the duo. ... The Mod Squad was a television police drama from executive producers Aaron Spelling and Danny Thomas in the United States, that ran on ABC from 1968-1973. ... A 1970s American television series about the adventures of the Los Angeles Police Departments Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team. ... David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946, in Missoula, Montana) is an American filmmaker. ... For the hills in San Francisco, see Twin Peaks, San Francisco, California. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Titans was a short-lived, romantic-drama television series which debuted on October 4, 2000 on NBC. Thirteen episodes were filmed, of which twelve were actually aired. ... Yasmine Amanda Bleeth (born June 14, 1968 in New York City) is an American TV and film actress. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... {{Cleanup|date=July 2007} Summerland was an American television series which aired on the now defunct The WB. The series ran from June 1, 2004 to July 18, 2005. ...


He also produced the HBO miniseries And the Band Played on, based on Randy Shilts's bestseller. The miniseries won an Emmy Award, Spelling's first. This is regarded as proof that Spelling could please critics as well as viewers. HBO (Home Box Office) is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner. ... Randy Shilts (August 8, 1951 – February 17, 1994) was a gay American journalist and author. ... An Emmy Award. ...


Illness, lawsuit, and death

In 2001, Spelling was diagnosed with oral cancer.[8] Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Oral cancer is any cancerous tissue growth located in the mouth. ...


On January 28, 2006, Spelling was sued by his former nurse who sought unspecified damages for 10 claims, including sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, sexual battery, assault, wrongful termination and intentional infliction of emotional distress. is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 18, 2006, Spelling suffered a severe stroke at his estate in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California. He died there five days later on June 23, 2006, from complications of the stroke, at the age of 83.[9] A private funeral was held several days later, and Spelling was interred in a mausoleum in Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, California. is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Holmby Hills is a neighborhood in western Los Angeles, California. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: The Heart of Screenland Location of Culver City in California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1917-09-07 [2] Government  - City Manager Jerry Fulwood [1] Area  - City  5. ...


References

  1. ^ Aaron Spelling at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Candy Spelling's Website. CandySpelling.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-16.
  3. ^ Spelling's Widow Fires Back at House Sale Reports. Hollywood.com. Retrieved on 2006-07-07.
  4. ^ Aaron Spelling's Widow Puts Infamous Mansion On Market For $150 Million.... HuffingtonPost.com. Retrieved on 2006-07-05.
  5. ^ Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of "Charlie's Angels". IMDB.com. Retrieved on 2004-03-08.
  6. ^ Charmed Hits a (Final?) Milestone. TVGuide.com. Retrieved on 2006-01-20.
  7. ^ 7th Heaven: Will Camdens Reunite for Last Episode?. TVSeriesFinale.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-05.
  8. ^ Prime time patriarch. Oralcancerfoundation.org. Retrieved on 2001-07-11.
  9. ^ Aaron Spelling, Prolific Television Producer, Dies at 83. NYTimes.com. Retrieved on 2006-06-24.

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Aaron Spelling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (742 words)
Spelling also produced the NBC daytime soap opera Sunset Beach from 1997 to 1999, and in one of his few acting roles since the 60's, played one of Bette's (Kathleen Noone) ex-husbands for one day in 1997.
On January 28, 2006, Spelling was sued by his former nurse who seeks unspecified damages for ten claims, including sexual harassment and discrimination, retaliation, sexual battery (for making "contact with the plaintiff's intimate parts"), assault, wrongful termination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
In 2001, Spelling was diagnosed with oral cancer.
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