Aaron Spelling was born in Dallas, Texas on April 22, 1923. His father, David Spelling David was a tailor of Jewish immigrants from Russia and Poland. Since childhood, Spelling has always been underestimated and received unpleasant treatment from his peers because he and his family are Jewish. The climax was when he was eight years old, Spelling lost the function of his legs because he experienced psychosomatically (trauma) caused by bullying by friends at his school.
For one year, Spelling can only spend time in bed and read books. The books that he read were what eventually stimulated his imagination. Spelling then entered Forest Avenue High School. He then went on to Southern Methodist University and graduated in 1949. At this university, Spelling majored in journalism and served as war correspondent for Stars and Stripes during World War II. He also wrote drama stories, but it was never published. In 1953, Spelling made his film debut with an important role that was difficult to forget as Vicki.
He also appeared on the episodes of Dragnet, Gunsmoke, and I Love Lucy. Spelling married an actress named Carolyn Jones and after marriage, they moved to Hollywood together. In a few years, he wrote the script for the Wagon Train film and produced it for the Gray Zane Theater. In addition, he also wrote two big screen stories starring Alan Ladd, A Gun from Timberland based on L’Amour Louis’s novel and Spelling’s original story entitled One Foot in Hell. Since then, Spelling has continued to write scripts and make films.
In 1999, Spelling was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most productive producer of television dramas. Spelling also won twice an Emmy in his career. Spelling married his second wife, Carol Jean Marer in 1968. In December 2005, Spelling experienced allegations of sexual harassment made by a former nurse, Charlene Richards. On June 18, 2006, Spelling suffered a stroke and died five days later.
Full Name: Aaron Spelling
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Date of Birth: Monday, April 23, 1923
Father: David Spelling
Mother: Pearl Spelling
Wife: Carolyn Jones, Carol Jean Marer
Black Widow (1954)
Alaska Seas (1954)
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