About Aaron Spelling
Aaron Spelling, who died in 2006, was an American film and television producer. His company, Spelling Televisions, is credited with 218 productions. Among Aaron‘s most prominent works are such hit TV series as Charmed, 7th Heaven, Summerland, Titans, Beverly Hills, 90210 and 2000 Malibu Road. During his lengthy career Spelling has also produced a numebr of acclaimed movies, including Hitched, Bounty Hunters, Crazy, Silver Lake, Odd Jobs and Love on the Run. During the 60s and 70s he was also a productive writer, credited for the scripts of The Trackers, Carter‘s Army and The Guns of Will Sonnet. By the time he died Aaron Spelling net worth was estimated at $600 million, making him one of the wealthiest producers in film industry.
Aaron was born in Dallas, in a family of Pearl and David Spelling. His father, born David Spurling, immigrated to the United States before the Second World War. Aaron was the oldest out of five children and had siblings Becky, Max, Sam and Daniel. The childhood was far from the “happiest time” for little Aaron- the boy suffered from constant bullying and mocking at school.
The pressure led Spelling to developing a psychosomatic paralysis: although there was nothing physically wrong with him, Aaron could not move his legs and spent the whole year tied to his bed. After he finally managed to graduate from Forest Avenue High School, Spelling joined the United States Armed Forces. He was serving his duty by the time WWII broke out in Europe. Aaron Spelling net worth started to grow in 1954, when he sold his first script. After this breakthrough, nearly 20 years had to pass before Aaron opened his private production company, Spelling Television.
In the early 1950s Aaron met his future wife, Carolyn Jones. For the majority of our readers, who have never heard of her, Carolyn was a talented actress and model. In 1957 she won a Golden Globe for her role in a movie The Bachelor Party and went on to receive an Oscar as the Best Supporting Actress of 1959. Despite the worldwide recognition, Jones’ fortune never got close to Aaron Spelling net worth. The two artists could not stay under the same roof for long and by mid 1960s Spelling was single again. In 1964 Aaron, who was already in his forties, married a 19-year-old Carole Gene.
Carole is currently known as an author and journalist, which has a regular column on Huffington Post. In 2009 she published an autobiography, entitled The Stories form Candyland, which climbed to the top of New York Times Best Seller List. After the death of our famous producer, she became the main inheritor of Aaron Spelling net worth. Their two children inherited $800 each.