Aaron Spelling was a popular American TV and film producer. Some of his popular produced TV series were Charlie’s Angels, The Love Boat, 7th Heaven, Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210 and much more. He was the founder of the production company Spelling Television. It is considered to be a top TV writer, and in 2009, he ranked in the 11th position among the top-earning celebrities. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Aaron Spelling in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Aaron Spelling was born on 22nd April 1923 in Dallas, Texas. His father was an immigrant from Poland and worked as a tailor. He had three brothers and a sister. At the early age of 8, due to a trauma caused by bullying, he lost the use of his legs. Aaron was in bed for a year before making a full recovery. He attended Forest Avenue High School and served US Army during World War II. He graduated from Southern Methodist University, and he was a cheerleader there.
Aaron married actress Carolyn Jones in 1953, but a decade later, they divorced. Then he married Candy Gene in 1968, and they had a daughter and a son. Spelling had 6-acre property in Los Angeles. He built a 123 room house called The Manor. It became the largest single home in the entire Los Angeles. It was listed for sale in 2008 by his window Candy for $150 million, but it was ultimately purchased at $85 million.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
Aaron started his career as an actor in the movie Vicki, and then he appeared in the TV series I Led Three Lives. In 1955, he appeared in I Love Lucy and kept on appearing in selected episodes for certain TV series. In 1954, he sold his first script, and he began to achieve experience as a scriptwriter. He worked on popular TV series named Zane Grey Theater from 1956 to 1961. He also produced a few episodes. After that, he formed his own production company with Danny Thomas and named it Thomas Spelling Productions. He also formed another production company named Spelling-Goldberg Productions with Leonard Goldberg.
From 1965, he started producing a whole host of successful TV shows namely Charlie’s Angeles, The Rookies, The Love Boat, Dynasty, Beverly Hill 90210, 7th Heaven, Charmed, Sunset Beach and much more. In 195, he founded Spelling Entertainment with a partnership with Danny Thomas and Leonard Goldberg. In 2001, he was detected to have oral cancer. On 23rd June 2006, he died in his mansion The Manor. He was honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was also inducted into Television Hall of Fame.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you think a popular TV producer can make in his lifetime? Well, by the time he died, he had around $600 million net worth. Then his widow Candy inherited most of it including the wealthiest position The Manor. Aaron was very fortunate backed by his talent to produce back to back TV series that were extremely popular. That is how he built such a big wealth amount.
Aaron Spelling is a legend among producers, and he is one of the most successful TV producers of all time. He was entombed in a mausoleum in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery. He was honored at 58th Prime-time Emmy Awards.