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Aaron Spelling
Personal Info - Awards - Film Credits - Biography

Personal Info
Born: 22 April 1923, Dallas, Texas, USA
Died: 23 June 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA (aged 83)
Birth Name: Aaron Spelling

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• Creative Artists Agency

Emmy Awards
• Won, Emmy
Outstanding Made for Television Movie for And the Band Played On (1993)
Shared With: E. Duke Vincent (executive producer), Midge Sanford (producer), Sarah Pillsbury (producer)

• Won, Emmy
Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special for Day One (1989)
Shared With: E. Duke Vincent (executive producer), David W. Rintels (producer)
• Tied with Roe vs. Wade.

• Nominated, Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series for Dynasty (1981)
Shared With: Douglas S. Cramer (executive producer), E. Duke Vincent (supervising producer), Edward Ledding (producer), Elaine Rich (producer)

• Nominated, Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series for Family (1976)
Shared With: Leonard Goldberg (executive producer), Edward Zwick (producer)

• Nominated, Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series for Family (1976)
Shared With: Leonard Goldberg (executive producer), Nigel McKeand (producer)

• Nominated, Emmy
Outstanding Drama Series for Family (1976)
Shared With: Leonard Goldberg (executive producer), Mike Nichols (executive producer), Nigel McKeand (producer)

• Nominated, Emmy
Outstanding Dramatic Series for The Mod Squad (1968)
Shared With: Danny Thomas (executive producer), Tony Barrett, Harve Bennett

Another 7 wins & 7 nominations

Film Credits
Bounty Hunters (2004) (TV) (filming) (executive producer)
Silver Lake (2004) (TV) (executive producer)
"Clubhouse" (2004) TV Series (executive producer)
"Summerland" (2004) TV Series (executive producer)
Summerland (2004) (TV) (executive producer)
Hotel (2003) (TV) (executive producer)
"10-8: Officers on Duty" (2003) TV Series (executive producer)
"Henry Lee Project, The" (2003) TV Series (executive producer)
"Kingpin" (2003) (mini) TV Series (executive producer)
"Queens Supreme" (2003) TV Series (executive producer)
"Deep Cover" (2002) TV Series (executive producer)
"Home of the Brave" (2002) TV Series (executive producer)
"Stop at Nothing" (2001) TV Series (producer)
"All Souls" (2001) TV Series (executive producer)
Charlie's Angels (2000) (executive producer)
"Titans" (2000) TV Series (executive producer)
Titans (2000) (TV) (executive producer)
Satan's School for Girls (2000) (TV) (executive producer)
"Safe Harbor" (1999) TV Series (executive producer)
Mod Squad, The (1999) (executive producer)
"Rescue 77" (1999) TV Series (executive producer)
"Charmed" (1998) TV Series (executive producer) (1998-)
"Buddy Faro" (1998) TV Series (executive producer)
"Love Boat: The Next Wave, The" (1998) TV Series (executive producer)
Odd Jobs (1997) (TV) (producer)
"Pacific Palisades" (1997) TV Series (executive producer)
"Sunset Beach" (1997) TV Series (producer)
After Jimmy (1996) (TV) (executive producer)
"7th Heaven" (1996) TV Series (executive producer)
Hart to Hart: Till Death Do Us Hart (1996) (TV) (executive producer)
Season in Purgatory, A (1996) (TV) (executive producer)
"Kindred: The Embraced" (1996) TV Series (executive producer)
Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season (1996) (TV) (executive producer)
"Malibu Shores" (1996) TV Series (executive producer)
"Savannah" (1996) TV Series (executive producer)
"Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) TV Series (executive producer) (1995-)
Hart to Hart: Two Harts in Three-Quarters Time (1995) (TV) (executive producer)
Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart (1995) (TV) (executive producer)
"University Hospital" (1995) TV Series (producer)
"Burke's Law" (1994) TV Series (producer)
"Robin's Hoods" (1994) TV Series (producer)
"Models Inc." (1994) TV Series (executive producer)
Green Dolphin Beat (1994) (TV) (producer)
Love on the Run (1994) (TV) (executive producer)
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die (1994) (TV) (executive producer)
Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart (1994) (TV) (executive producer)
Hart to Hart: Home Is Where the Hart Is (1994) (TV) (executive producer)
Jane's House (1994) (TV) (executive producer)
Gulf City (1993) (TV) (executive producer)
Hart to Hart: Hart to Hart Returns (1993) (TV) (executive producer)
Sidney Sheldon's A Stranger in the Mirror (1993) (TV) (executive producer)
And the Band Played On (1993) (TV) (executive producer)
"Round Table, The" (1992) TV Series (executive producer)
"Heights, The" (1992) TV Series (producer)
"2000 Malibu Road" (1992) TV Series (executive producer)
"Melrose Place" (1992) TV Series (executive producer)
Grass Roots (1992) (TV) (executive producer)
Back to the Streets of San Francisco (1992) (TV) (executive producer)
Soapdish (1991) (producer)
Jailbirds (1991) (TV) (executive producer)
Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage, The (1990) (TV) (executive producer)
Loose Cannons (1990) (producer)
Rich Men, Single Women (1990) (TV) (executive producer)
Day One (1989) (TV) (executive producer)
"Nightingales" (1989) TV Series (producer)
Divided We Stand (1988) (TV) (executive producer)
Satisfaction (1988) (producer)
Cross My Heart (1987) (associate producer)
Surrender (1987) (producer)
Three O'Clock High (1987) (executive producer)
Cracked Up (1987) (TV) (executive producer)
"Life with Lucy" (1986) TV Series (executive producer)
'Night, Mother (1986) (producer)
Dark Mansions (1986) (TV) (executive producer)
T.J. Hooker: Blood Sport (1986) (TV) (executive producer)
"Crossings" (1986) (mini) TV Series (executive producer)
"Colbys, The" (1985) TV Series (executive producer)
International Airport (1985/I) (TV) (executive producer)
"Hollywood Wives" (1985) (mini) TV Series (executive producer)
"Finder of Lost Loves" (1984) TV Series (producer)
"Glitter" (1984) TV Series (producer)
Velvet (1984) (TV) (producer)
Dark Mirror (1984) (TV) (executive producer)
Making of a Male Model (1983) (TV) (executive producer)
"Hotel" (1983) TV Series (executive producer)
Shooting Stars (1983) (TV) (executive producer)
Mr. Mom (1983) (executive producer)
"At Ease" (1983) TV Series (producer)
Don't Go to Sleep (1982) (TV) (executive producer)
Wild Women of Chastity Gulch, The (1982) (TV) (executive producer)
Massarati and the Brain (1982) (TV) (executive producer)
"T.J. Hooker" (1982) TV Series (executive producer)
T.J. Hooker (1982) (TV) (executive producer)
Sizzle (1981) (TV) (executive producer)
"Strike Force" (1981) TV Series (producer)
Best Little Girl in the World, The (1981) (TV) (executive producer)
"Dynasty" (1981) TV Series (executive producer) (producer)
Waikiki (1980) (TV) (executive producer)
Casino (1980) (TV) (executive producer)
Murder Can Hurt You (1980) (TV) (executive producer)
"B.A.D. Cats" (1980) TV Series (executive producer)
"French Atlantic Affair, The" (1979) (mini) TV Series (executive producer)
"Hart to Hart" (1979) TV Series (executive producer)
Hart to Hart (1979) (TV) (executive producer)
Love's Savage Fury (1979) (TV) (executive producer)
Return of the Mod Squad (1979) (TV) (executive producer)
Power Within, The (1979) (TV) (executive producer)
Beach Patrol (1979) (TV) (executive producer)
"Friends" (1979) TV Series (executive producer)
Users, The (1978) (TV) (executive producer)
Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid (1978) (TV) (executive producer)
Vega$ (1978) (TV) (executive producer)
Wild and Wooly (1978) (TV) (executive producer)
Cruise Into Terror (1978) (TV) (producer)
"Fantasy Island" (1978) TV Series (executive producer)
Return to Fantasy Island (1978) (TV) (executive producer)
"Love Boat, The" (1977) TV Series (executive producer)
San Pedro Bums, The (1977) (TV) (executive producer)
Love Boat II, The (1977) (TV) (executive producer)
Little Ladies of the Night (1977) (TV) (executive producer)
Fantasy Island (1977) (TV) (producer)
Boy in the Plastic Bubble, The (1976) (TV) (executive producer)
"Charlie's Angels" (1976) TV Series (executive producer)
Death at Love House (1976) (TV) (executive producer)
New Daughters of Joshua Cabe, The (1976) (TV) (executive producer)
Baby Blue Marine (1976) (producer)
Charlie's Angels (1976) (TV) (executive producer)
"Family" (1976/III) TV Series (executive producer)
One of My Wives Is Missing (1976) (TV) (executive producer)
Legend of Valentino, The (1975) (TV) (producer)
Murder on Flight 502 (1975) (TV) (executive producer)
"Starsky and Hutch" (1975) TV Series (executive producer)
Starsky and Hutch (1975) (TV) (executive producer)
"S.W.A.T." (1975) TV Series (executive producer)
Daughters of Joshua Cabe Return, The (1975) (TV) (executive producer)
Only with Married Men (1974) (TV) (executive producer)
Death Cruise (1974) (TV) (producer)
Hit Lady (1974) (TV) (producer)
Death Sentence (1974) (TV) (producer)
Savages (1974) (TV) (producer)
California Split (1974) (executive producer)
Cry Panic (1974) (TV) (producer)
Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped, The (1974) (TV) (executive producer)
"Chopper One" (1974) TV Series (executive producer)
"Firehouse" (1974) TV Series (executive producer)
Death Squad, The (1974) (TV) (producer)
Affair, The (1973) (TV) (executive producer)
Letters from Three Lovers (1973) (TV) (producer)
Hijack (1973) (TV) (producer)
Satan's School for Girls (1973) (TV) (producer)
Bait, The (1973) (TV) (executive producer)
Letters, The (1973) (TV) (executive producer)
Great American Beauty Contest, The (1973) (TV) (executive producer)
Snatched (1973) (TV) (producer)
Chill Factor, The (1973) (TV) (executive producer)
Every Man Needs One (1972) (TV) (executive producer)
Home for the Holidays (1972) (TV) (executive producer)
Bounty Man, The (1972) (TV) (producer)
Rolling Man (1972) (TV) (executive producer)
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972) (TV) (producer)
No Place to Run (1972) (TV) (producer)
Daughters of Joshua Cabe, The (1972) (TV) (executive producer)
"Rookies, The" (1972) TV Series (executive producer)
Rookies, The (1972) (TV) (producer)
Two for the Money (1972/I) (TV) (executive producer)
Trackers, The (1971) (TV) (executive producer) (producer)
If Tomorrow Comes (1971) (TV) (executive producer)
Reluctant Heroes, The (1971) (TV) (executive producer)
Death of Me Yet, The (1971) (TV) (producer)
In Broad Daylight (1971) (TV) (executive producer)
Taste of Evil, A (1971/II) (TV) (producer)
Last Child, The (1971) (TV) (executive producer)
Five Desperate Women (1971) (TV) (executive producer)
Congratulations, It's a Boy! (1971) (TV) (producer)
River of Gold (1971) (TV) (executive producer)
Yuma (1971) (TV) (producer)
Love Hate Love (1971) (TV) (executive producer)
Run, Simon, Run (1970) (TV) (producer)
Crowhaven Farm (1970) (TV) (executive producer)
Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again, The (1970) (TV) (executive producer)
House That Would Not Die, The (1970) (TV) (producer)
Wild Women (1970) (TV) (executive producer)
Old Man Who Cried Wolf, The (1970) (TV) (executive producer)
"Most Deadly Game, The" (1970) TV Series (executive producer)
But I Don't Want to Get Married! (1970) (TV) (producer)
How Awful About Allan (1970) (TV) (executive producer)
Love War, The (1970) (TV) (producer)
Carter's Army (1970) (TV) (producer)
Ballad of Andy Crocker, The (1969) (TV) (producer)
Pigeon, The (1969) (TV) (executive producer)
Monk, The (1969) (TV) (executive producer) (producer)
Wake Me When the War Is Over (1969) (TV) (executive producer)
Over-the-Hill Gang, The (1969) (TV) (executive producer)
"New People, The" (1969) TV Series (producer)
"Mod Squad, The" (1968) TV Series (producer)
"Guns of Will Sonnett, The" (1967) TV Series (producer)
"Honey West" (1965) TV Series (executive producer)
"Daniel Boone" (1964) TV Series (executive producer)
"Burke's Law" (1963) TV Series (producer)
My Daddy Can Lick Your Daddy (1962) (executive producer)
Pair of Boots, A (1962) (executive producer)
"Dick Powell Show, The" (1961) TV Series (producer)
Guns of the Timberland (1960) (producer)
"Johnny Ringo" (1959) TV Series (producer)
"Zane Grey Theater" (1956) TV Series (producer)

The son of an immigrant Russian tailor, Aaron Spelling grew up in the Jewish ghetto of Dallas. Traumatized by constant bullying from his WASP schoolmates, Spelling psychosomatically lost the use of his legs at age eight and was confined to bed for a year. He spent his solitude with the written works of Mark Twain, O. Henry, and other masters, developing his own storytelling skills in the process. After wartime service with the Army Air Force, Spelling attended Southern Methodist University, then headed to New York, hoping to find work as an actor and writer. No one was interested in his writing, though he did eventually secure a few good film and TV roles (he was the squirrelly murderer in Vicki, the 1952 remake of 1941's I Wake up Screaming). He then moved to California in the company of his wife, actress Carolyn Jones. While her career flourished, his dreams of becoming a great writer dwindled, and he reluctantly returned to acting. Spelling's writing skills finally came to the attention of actor/production executive Dick Powell, who hired Spelling as a scripter and producer for Powell's Four Star Productions. Spelling's strong suit during this period was the ability to woo TV-shy film actors into the Four Star fold by writing the sort of parts they'd like to play, but had never been permitted to by the Hollywood typecasting system. After Dick Powell died, Spelling became aligned with comedian/TV mogul Danny Thomas, for whom Spelling produced the hit series The Mod Squad in 1968. His new-found industry clout permitted Spelling to produce one TV hit after another: The Rookies, Starsky and Hutch, S.W.A.T., Charlie's Angels, Dynasty, among others. Whenever accused of merely turning out "schlock," Spelling could point with pride to his highly regarded weekly drama Family, and, much later, to his Emmy win for Day One, a 1989 TV-movie about the wartime Manhattan Project. After several years of indifferent projects, Aaron Spelling once more became the king of youth-oriented television with his 1990 series Beverly Hills 90210 (which co-starred his daughter, Tori) and the equally popular follow-up Melrose Place.

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