Aaron Spelling Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Aaron Spelling

Birthday :

April 22, 1923

Also Known For :

Producer, Screenwriter

Birth Place :

Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Zodiac Sign :


Aaron Spelling cemented a thespian, writer and a producer category in a suitable manner. Before his latter, he had already produced successful series as well as remarkable films. Having suffered from a psychosomatic disorder didn’t prevent him from pursuing his goals. In fact, this is what gave him more strength to venture into fiction writing. He loved to read the inspirational works of O` Henry and Mark Twain.

Childhood And Early Life

On April 22 in 1923 Aaron Spelling was born in Dallas, Texas United States to Pearl Spelling and David Spelling. Aaron was the eldest child followed by his three brothers, Maxwell, Daniel and Samuel and one sister Rebecca. Spelling went to Forest Avenue High School in Dallas. Here he befriended anxiety and stress due to a high rate of bullying that was experienced in school. He wasn’t left behind which in turn caused him to suffer from psychosomatically at the age of 8.But he later recovered after one year of confinement. From 1942 to 1945 Aaron attended the United States Air Force where he served in the course of World War II. He then joined the Southern Methodist University and passed with a degree in journalism.



Early in 1953 Spelling went to Hollywood in California where he concentrated on his acting career. The same year he was seen in the Vicki film where he followed it up with Black Widow and Three Young Texans. He later commenced his writing career in 1954 where Jane Wyman Theatre purchased his first script line. From 1956 to 1965 spelling wrote acclaimed films such as Playhouse 90’ and Wagon Train.

Aaron’s talent made him work at Four Star Studio Production, and eventually, Spelling became a pro in production industry. Some of his early films include Honey West and Burkes Law in 1963. He later left the production company where he created his production- Thomas-Spelling Productions. He partnered with Danny Thomas where both produced successful series such as The Mod Squad which received positive reviews.

In the mid of 1972, Aaron created a Spelling-Goldberg Productions in partnership with Leonard Goldberg. The company managed to produce appealing films such as The Rookies and S.W.A.T. After five years, he founded Aaron Spelling Production. As the C.E.O of the company, he managed to produce films such as Hotel, Tansy Island, Hart to Hart, T.J. Hooker, Hollywood Wives among others.

By the end of 1990, Aaron continued to produce TV series including the Beverly Hills 90210, Savannah, Charmed and Seventh Heaven.


Personal Life And Achievements

From 1953 to 2006 Aaron Spelling was awarded numerous awards. Some of the notable ones include The Writers Guild of America Award, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Two Emmy Awards and finally BAFTA Britannia Award. Aaron Spelling married Carolyn Jones in 1953 but the later separated in 1964. He then married Carole Jean Marer in 1968 where they were blessed with a daughter and a son. Aaron breathed his last on 23rd June 2006 in Los Angeles due to stroke complications. He will forever be remembered as the first person who begged for relief in the entertainment industry.

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