Aaron Spelling (1923-2006)

  1. Television producer Aaron Spelling dies

    Friday, June 23, 2006; Posted: 10:52 p.m. EDT (02:52 GMT) [​IMG]

    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Aaron Spelling, a onetime movie bit player who turned to television production and created a massive number of hit series, from the vintage "Charlie's Angels" and "Dynasty" to "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Melrose Place," died Friday, his publicist said. He was 83.
    Spelling died at his home in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke on June 18, according to publicist Kevin Sasaki.
    Spelling's other hit series included "Love Boat," "Fantasy Island," "Burke's Law," "The Mod Squad," "Starsky and Hutch," "T.J. Hooker," "Matt Houston," "Hart to Hart" and "Hotel." He kept his hand in 21st-century TV with series including "7th Heaven" and "Summerland."
    He also produced more than 140 television movies. Among the most notable: "Death Sentence" (1974), Nick Nolte's first starring role; "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" (1976), John Travolta's first dramatic role; "The Best Little Girl in the World" (1981), which starred Jennifer Jason Leigh.
    During the 1970s and 1980s, Spelling provided series and movies exclusively for ABC and is credited for the network's rise to major status. Jokesters referred to it as "The Aaron Broadcasting Company."
  2. I Feel So Bad....
  3. some of my favourite tv shows EVER were made by this guy... he will definitely be missed... he was a genius
  4. wow, this is brand new.... so sorry to hear about his death..
  5. Very sad....I'm glad Tori got to spend time with him recently.
  6. awww R.I.P. poor tori and her family :sad:
  7. Oh no...so sorry to hear about hbis death..
  8. I just found out from MSNBC. This is a truly sad moment :sad:
  9. That is sad.... I just read about Tori being at her Dad's side after the stroke.... RIP
  10. Rest In Peace.
  11. Oh my! - ddn't know - very sorry.
  12. Rip....the man was a genuis.
  13. Very sorry to hear this.
  14. This is so sad.. It's like he's always been around, and he have made many of the shows I grew up watching... my toughts goes out to tori and the rest of the family. R.I.P.
  15. ohmy...sad. the man shaped television for decades. i hope he led a happy fulfilled life...