Aaron Spelling

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Aaron Spelling

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Aaron Spelling

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: April 22, 1923
Date of Passing: June 23, 2006
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Aaron Spelling was an American film and television producer.

Beginning in 1965, Spelling began producing successful television shows including The Mod Squad, The Rookies, Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Dynasty, Beverly Hills, 90210 (which starred his daughter Tori), 7th Heaven and Charmed.

Spelling founded Spelling Entertainment in 1965, alongside partnerships with comedian/actor Danny Thomas (Thomas-Spelling Productions, 1966-1972), and television/film producer Leonard Goldberg (Spelling-Goldberg Productions, 1972-1986).

Aaron Spelling was an American film and television producer.

Beginning in 1965, Spelling began producing successful television shows including The Mod Squad, The Rookies, Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Dynasty, Beverly Hills, 90210 (which starred his daughter Tori), 7th Heaven and Charmed.

Spelling founded Spelling Entertainment in 1965, alongside partnerships with comedian/actor Danny Thomas (Thomas-Spelling Productions, 1966-1972), and television/film producer Leonard Goldberg (Spelling-Goldberg Productions, 1972-1986).

As of 2009, Spelling, through his eponymous production company Spelling Television, holds the record as the most prolific television writer and producer in US television history, with 218 producer and executive producer credits.

Forbes ranked him the 11th top-earning deceased celebrity in 2009.

Aaron Spelling was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Awards & Nominations

5 Nominations | 2 Emmys | 1 Honor
Hall of Fame - 1996
  • Winner
  • Aaron Spelling, as Honoree
Outstanding Drama Series - 1982
  • Nominee
  • Aaron Spelling
  • Dynasty
  • ABC
Outstanding Drama Series - 1978
  • Nominee
  • Aaron Spelling
  • Family
  • ABC
Outstanding Drama Series - 1977
  • Nominee
  • Aaron Spelling
  • Family
  • ABC
Angela Lansbury and Aaron Spelling
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Angela Lansbury and Aaron Spelling
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Angela Lansbury presents the Emmy to Aaron Spelling for the HBO film "And the Band Played On" in 1994.

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