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Also Known As: Died: June 23, 2006
Born: April 22, 1923 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA Profession: Producer ...
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1998:
Created the WB series "Charmed" reuniting him with "90210" star Shannen Doherty; Doherty left the show in 2001
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Had a hit with the ABC police drama "S.W.A.T."
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Had another success with the anthology "Hotel" (ABC)
1983:
Had big screen hit with "Mr. Mom"
1988:
Merged company with Worldvision Enterprises into Spelling Inc.; named chairman of Spelling Inc.
2000:
Produced the NBC fall primetime serial "Titans"
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Raised in Texas
1999:
Served as an executive producer of the feature version of "The Mod Squad"; last project under the film production arm of Spelling Entertainment
1956:
Sold his first script to Dick Powell's "Zane Grey Theater"
1969:
TV-movie producing debut "The Ballad of Andy Crocker" (ABC)
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With Goldberg, executive produced the hit ABC cop drama "Starsky and Hutch"
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With Leonard Goldberg, formed and served as co-president of Spelling-Goldberg Productions
1989:
Won Emmy for the three-hour drama about the atom bomb, "Day One"; aired on CBS
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Attempted to translate his primetime sopa opera success to the fledling The WB with "Savannah"
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Directed several plays at Playhouse and Margo Jones Theatre in Dallas, Texas, and the Players Theatre in Los Angeles
2004:
Executive produced the short-lived WB drama "Summerland"
1986:
First venture into the miniseries genre "Crossings" (CBS)
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Had success with Cramer as executive producers of "Fantasy Island" (ABC)
1991:
Last feature credit for eight years, "Soapdish"
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Moved into the genre of primetime soaps with "Dynasty"; one of four executive producers
1961:
Produced the episode of "The Dick Powell Show" that introduced the character of Amos Burke
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Ran into a spate of bad luck with "Models Inc." (Fox), "Madman of the People" (NBC) and "Winnetka Road" (NBC)
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Revived "The Love Boat" for UPN
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Served as one of the executive producers of "Charlie's Angels"; reteamed with "Rookies" star Kate Jackson
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Served as president of Aaron Spelling Productions, Inc., Los Angeles
1942:
Served in US Air Force; worked as a correspondent for STARS AND STRIPES; wounded by sniper's bullet in left hand and knee
1992:
Stumbled with "2000 Malibu Road", a CBS series co-executive produced with Joel Schumacher
1996:
Was one of the executive producers of the CBS miniseries "A Season in Purgatory"
1981:
With Cramer, was executive producer of the ABC TV-movie about anorexia "The Best Little Girl in the World", starring Jennifer Jason Leigh
1979:
With Danny Thomas, was executive producer of the ABC TV-movie "The Return of the Mod Squad"
1993:
With E Duke Vincent, served as executive producer of the acclaimed Emmy-winning HBO movie about the AIDS crisis "And the Band Played On"
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Worked as one of the directors on the sitcom, "The Smothers Brothers Show" (CBS)
1953:
Acted in first feature, "Vicki"
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Created first TV series, "Johnny Ringo" (CBS); also producer and writer
1976:
Executive produced the acclaimed TV-movie "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" (ABC), starring John Travolta
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Fox's "Melrose Place" also proved to be a hit
1971:
Produced over 10 made-for-TV movies for ABC
1982:
Received Emmy nomination for "Dynasty"
1970:
Received first Emmy nomination for "Mod Squad" (ABC)
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Remake of "Burke's Law" aired on CBS
1991:
Revisited another of his successes with the miniseries "Dynasty: The Reunion" (ABC)
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Scored a hit with "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox); daughter Tori featured as one of the regulars; son Randy had recurring role
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Served as an executive producer on "T.J. Hooker"
1963:
Served as producer of the ABC series "Burke's Law" and its 1965-1966 revamp "Amos Burke, Secret Agent"
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Ventured into daytime television with the NBC soap opera "Sunset Beach"; son Randy was featured in a regular role
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Wrote his first play, "Thorns in the Road", based on his nightmarish WWII experiences; staged play with his "mail-room guys"--a group of fledgling actors who worked in the same office building as he did when he arrived in Los Angeles
1957:
Became producer at Four Star
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Executive produced "The Lloyd Bridges Show" (CBS)
1986:
Executive produced a series of "Love Boat" TV-movies
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Formed Torand Productions Inc.
1996:
Had surprise success with the family drama "7th Heaven" on The WB
1998:
Honored by ABC with "An All Star Party For Aaron Spelling"
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Operated (with Danny Thomas) Thomas-Spelling Productions; produced such shows as "The Danny Thomas Hour" (NBC, 1967-1968), "The Guns of Will Sonnett" (ABC, 1967-1969) and "The Mod Squad" (ABC, 1968-1973)
1994:
Oversaw the syndicated efforts "Heaven Help Us" and "Robin's Hoods"
1960:
Produced first feature, "Guns of the Timberland"; also scripted
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Received three Emmy nominations for the drama series "Family" (ABC)
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Retemed with Goldberg as executive producer of the genial detective series "Hart to Hart", co-starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers
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Rose to chairman and chief executive officer Aaron Spelling Productions, Inc.; took his company public in 1986
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Served as a contributing writer to the ABC police drama "The Rookies"; also was one of the executive producers
1996:
Served as one of the executive producers of "Malibu Shores", a short-lived NBC serial featuring son Randy
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With Douglas S Cramer, executive produced the long-running anthology series "The Love Boat" (ABC)

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