Aaron Spelling Net Worth 2020, Biography, Weight, Height, Education and Career.
Aaron Spelling Net Worth 2020 – Aaron Spelling was an American producer, writer and actor, best known as the successful producer of dramatic series and made-for-television films.
He was born on April 22, 1923 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. to David Spelling, a tailor and his wife, Pearl Spelling, a homemaker. He had a sister, Rebecca, and three brothers, Samuel, Maxwell and Daniel.
He received his early education from the Forest Avenue High School, Dallas, Texas. He was traumatized due to bullying when he was eight and psychosomatically lost the use of his legs. After being confined to bed for a year, he recovered from it.
After high school, he joined the US Air Force and served as a war correspondent during World War II, from 1942 to 1945. Then he attended the Southern Methodist University and graduated with a degree in journalism in 1949.
5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
54 kg or 119 pounds
In 1953, he moved to Hollywood, California to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He made his debut as an actor in a generally forgotten noir piece, ‘Vicki’ (1953). He also acted in some other movies such as ‘Three Young Texans’ (1954), ‘Alaska Seas’ (1954) and ‘Black Widow’ (1954).
In 1954, he started his writing career when he sold his first script to the Jane Wyman Theatre. He wrote for television series such as Dick Powell’s ‘Zane Grey Theatre’ (1956–61); ‘Playhouse 90’ (1956–61) and ‘Wagon Train’ (1957–65).
From 1956 to 1965, he worked at Four Star Studio Productions and gradually became a producer. Some of the early shows made under his productions were ‘The Lloyd Bridges Show’ (1962–63), ‘Burkes Law’ (1963) and ‘Honey West’ (1965).
After leaving Four Star, he worked almost exclusively on the business side of filmmaking and created Thomas-Spelling Productions, along with Danny Thomas. The company produced the successful ABC TV detective series ‘The Mod Squad’ (1968–73), which became an instant hit.
In 1972, he formed Spelling-Goldberg Productions in collaboration with Leonard Goldberg, a fellow producer, and served as its co-president. It produced hit television shows such as ‘The Rookies’ (1972), ‘Starsky and Hutch’ (1975) and ‘S.W.A.T.’ (1975).
In 1977, he formed his own production company, Aaron Spelling Productions, and served as its president. His company produced television dramas such as ‘Fantasy Island’ (1978), ‘Vega$’ (1978), ‘Hart to Hart’ (1979), ‘Dynasty’ (1981), ‘T.J. Hooker’ (1982), ‘Hotel’ (1983); ‘Hollywood Wives’ (1985) and ‘Nightingales’ (1989).
His production company also made television films such as ‘The Best Little Girl in the World’ (1981), ‘Mr. Mom’ (1983), ‘Night Mother (1986)’, ‘Surrender’ (1987), ‘Cross My Heart’ (1987), ‘Soapdish’ (1991) and ‘And the Band Played On’ (1993).
During the 1990s, his company continued producing television series which include ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ (1990), ‘Melrose Place’ (1992); ‘Winnetka Road’ (1994), ‘Savannah’ (1995), ‘7th Heaven’ (1996) and ‘Charmed’ (1998).
As of November 2020, Aaron Spelling had an estimated net worth of $600 million at the time of his death. He has made most of his fortune with his career as a film and television producer.
He holds one among the longest list of credits within Hollywood history through a total of 218 Producer as well as Executive Producer credits. It is found that he has sold his initial script to Jane Wyman Theater during the year 1954 and worked on writing episodes for many shows.
In the year 1972, he has created Spelling Television (later named Aaron Spelling Productions), which has produced Dynasty, Sunset Beach, Beverly Hills 90210, Charmed, 7th Heaven, and Melrose Place.