Aaron Spelling Biography
(Film and television producer)
Birthday: April 22, 1923 (Taurus)
Born In: Dallas, Texas, United States
Aaron Spelling was an American producer, writer and actor, best known as the successful producer of dramatic series and made-for-television films. Born to Jewish parents, he was diagnosed with psychosomatic illness in his childhood and took a year out of school which he spent reading literary works of Mark Twain and O Henry. It was this phase of his life which kindled in him an intense love of fiction writing and he decided to pursue a career in entertainment industry. After graduation, he fled to Hollywood to pursue his lifelong dream and started out as an actor, then a writer, and finally received major success on becoming a producer. He produced numerous successful television dramas and made-for-television movies concerning a variety of social issues ranging from family values and militant youth, to discrimination against women, racism and homophobia. But he is best known for the escapist nature of his productions in which he always concentrated on style and attention to detail. He is considered a brilliant filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all the elements of production gave films a personal and unique stamp. He was an energetic and tireless person whose life and works continue to entertain and inspire the audience. He is rightfully accredited with the title of being television's most prolific producer.