Aaron Spelling Biography
Spelling was born in the city of Dallas, Texas. He was the son of Russian Jewish immigrants Pearl (née Wald) and David Spelling.
Spelling was confined to bed for a year after losing the use of his legs psychosomatically as a result of trauma caused by constant anti-semitic bullying from his classmates when he was eight years old. He recovered completely.
After graduating from Dallas’ Forest Avenue High School, he joined the United States Army Air Corps as a pilot during WWII.
Spelling went on to graduate from Southern Methodist University, where he was a cheerleader, in 1949.
Aaron Spelling Career
Aaron Spelling was an American film and television producer who also dabbled in acting.  Family (1976-1980), Charlie’s Angels (1976-1981), The Love Boat (1977-1986), Hart to Hart (1979-1984), Dynasty (1981-1989), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000), Melrose Place (1992-1999), 7th Heaven (1996-2007), and Charmed (1996-2007) were among his television productions (1998–2006). He also produced The Mod Squad (1968-1973), The Rookies (1972-1976), and Sunset Beach (1976). (1997–1999).
Spelling holds the record for the most prolific television producer in US television history, with 218 producer and executive producer credits through his production company Spelling Television.
In 2009, Forbes ranked him as the 11th highest-earning deceased celebrity.
Aaron Spelling Personal Life
Spelling married actress Carolyn Jones in 1953 in California, at the age of 30 and 23. In 1964, they divorced. He dated actress Jill Haworth for a short time when he was 42 and she was 19.
Spelling married Candy Gene (née Marer) in 1968, at the age of 45 and 23. Tori was born in 1973, and Randy was born in 1978.
Aaron Spelling Death
Spelling died on June 23, 2006, at The Manor, his estate in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, from complications of a stroke he suffered five days earlier.
He was also afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.
Spelling was buried in a mausoleum in Culver City’s Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery after a private funeral several days later.