Aaron Spelling is one of the most recognized names in Hollywood. A well acclaimed producer and screenwriter, he is the man behind some of the most successful television shows viewed across the world. Spelling can be credited with giving us TV classics such as The Mod Squad, Sunset Beach, The Rookies and Charlie’s Angels, to name a few. If you were a teenager in the 90s, you probably remember being glued to your television watching the hit shows, Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed. Well, Aaron Spelling was the producer behind such shows and he certainly had a knack for spinning out the best!
What you may have not known is that apart from being a writer and producer, Aaron Spelling was also an actor, dancer and singer. In 1954, he sold his first script to the Jane Wyman Theater and by 1968, he produced some of the biggest hits on television. In 1972, he founded his company, Spelling Entertainment. He had a long career in Hollywood until his death in 2006 due to complications that were caused by a stroke. He died at the age of 83 on June 18, 2006.
The fortune that his successful string of TV shows brought is being battled over even after his death. By the mid-80s, his estimated worth exceeded $3 million. He lived with his family like royalty in palatial mansion located in Holmby Hills, outside the city of Los Angeles.
Aaron Spelling Family Profile
Here is a brief look at the icon’s family profile:
Spelling’s Parents – David Spelling and Pearl Spelling
Aaron’s parents were Polish emigrants who did not have the luxuries that their son Aaron did as an adult. His father David was a tailor who took care of his wife Pearl, Aaron and four other children. David Spelling changed his surname from Spurling after arriving in the United States. So, unlike his second wife Candy, Aaron Spelling was not born into a rich family.
Aaron Spelling has four siblings – three brothers and a sister. They are Sam, Max, Daniel and Becky.
Spelling’s Spouses – Carolyn Jones, Candy Spelling
Aaron Spelling was married twice. His first wife was actress Carolyn Jones. They were married in 1953. They divorced in 1964, after being together for 11 years.
In 1968, he married Carole Gene Marer, popularly known as Candy Spelling. They stayed married until his death in 2006.
Children of Aaron Spelling
He has two children with Candy Spelling, Tori Spelling and Randy Spelling.
Children of Candy Spelling
Candy Spelling and her late husband Aaron Spelling have two children, Tori (Victoria Davey) and Randy (Randall Gene) Spelling.
Born – 16 May 1973
Married to – Dean McDermott
Tori Spelling is an actress and mother who played a role in her father’s TV hit series, Beverly Hills 90210. She has also acted in TV and independent films.
Born – 9 October 1978
Married to – Leah Stutz
Randy Spelling is also an actor and a life coach. He had roles in two TV shows that his father produced, Malibu Shores and Sunset Beach. He also had a reality TV show called Sons of Hollywood in 2007.
Grandchildren of Aaron Spelling
Late Aaron Spelling has six grandchildren, four from Tori and two from Randy
Aaron Spelling Family Net Worth
Aaron Spelling’s net worth is estimated to be $600 million.