Aaron Spelling (April 22, 1923 - June 23, 2006) was an American executive producer of many television shows. He was born in Dallas, Texas. His shows included Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place. The earlier had Spelling's daughter Tori starring with Shannen Doherty, Gabrielle Carteris and Luke Perry. The latter had Courtney Thorne-Smith, Heather Locklear and Marcia Cross acting in the show.
Spelling was diagnosed with oral cancer in 2001. He died of a stroke in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California.
Spelling had a daughter, Tori, and son, Randy.