Aaron Spelling


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Larry Auerbach

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Larry Auerbach on his business relationship with Aaron Spelling

Reza Badiyi

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Reza Badiyi on working with Aaron Spelling

Harve Bennett

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Harve Bennett on working with Aaron Spelling on The Mod Squad

Allan Burns

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Allan Burns on writing for the sitcom The Smothers Brothers Show, thought up by Aaron Spelling

Dann Cahn

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Film editor Dann Cahn on Aaron Spelling's bit part on I Love Lucy
Editor Dann Cahn on working for Aaron Spelling
Editor Dann Cahn on working on Aaron Spelling's The Most Deadly Game

Diahann Carroll

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Diahann Carroll on joining the cast of Dynasty
Diahann Carroll on Dynasty producer Aaron Spelling

Gilbert Cates

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Gilbert Cates on the TV movie The Affair with Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, for Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg

Bill Conti

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Bill Conti on interacting with producer Aaron Spelling on Dynasty

Tim Conway

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Tim Conway on starring in Danny Thomas and Aaron Spelling's Rango

Warren Cowan

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Publicist Warren Cowan on working with Aaron Spelling; on getting him into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most prolific producer; on some of his series

Douglas S. Cramer

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Douglas S. Cramer on developing The Love Boat
Douglas S. Cramer on getting The Love Boat on the air and casting the show
Douglas S. Cramer on developing Dynasty and casting Joan Collins as "Alexis Carrington Colby"
Douglas S. Cramer on the dissolution of his relationship with Aaron Spelling

Elinor Donahue

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Elinor Donahue on her guest appearances on The Love Boat

Dominick Dunne

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Dominick Dunne on becoming Vice President of Four Star Productions

Barbara Eden

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Barbara Eden on working with Aaron Spelling on Burke's Law

Michael Eisner

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Michael Eisner on the successful programming he developed with Aaron Spelling for ABC; on how the Spellings tried to get him fired; the end result was him saying yes to more Spelling projects and producing Love Boat, Dynasty, etc

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on Aaron Spelling looking out for him

John Forsythe

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John Forsythe on working with Aaron Spelling

Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox on Aaron Spelling's comedic genius

Ron Friedman

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Ron Friedman on working with Aaron Spelling

Herschel Burke Gilbert

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Herschel Burke Gilbert on supervising the music for Burke's Law, produced by Aaron Spelling

Paul Michael Glaser

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Paul Michael Glaser on being cast as "Dave Starsky" on Starsky and Hutch
Paul Michael Glaser on working with producer Aaron Spelling on Starsky and Hutch
Paul Michael Glaser on the producers of Starsky and Hutch

Leonard Goldberg

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Leonard Goldberg on how he met Aaron Spelling
Leonard Goldberg on his working relationship with Aaron Spelling on The Mod Squad
Leonard Goldberg on forming his production partnership with Aaron Spelling and how their skill sets complemented each other
Leonard Goldberg on the creation of Family
Leonard Goldberg on the production of Charlie's Angels with Aaron Spelling
Leonard Goldberg on the 2000 movie version of Charlie's Angels, contd.
Leonard Goldberg on ending his long-term business partnership with Aaron Spelling

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on believing in Aaron Spelling

Valerie Harper

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Valerie Harper on working on Melrose Place

Jeffrey Hayden

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Jeffrey Hayden on producer Aaron Spelling and the celebrity line-up on Burke's Law

Winifred Hervey

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Winifred Hervey on writing for Home of the Brave, an Aaron Spelling production

Robert Justman

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Robert Justman on producing Dark Mansions

Elodie Keene

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Elodie Keene on editing various Aaron Spelling shows, including Fantasy Island

Bernie Kopell

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Bernie Kopell on working with Love Boat producer Aaron Spelling

Rita Lakin

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Rita Lakin on working with Aaron Spelling, and on writing the television movie Women in Chains
Rita Lakin on creating The Rookies with producer Aaron Spelling
Rita Lakin on co-creating Nightingales with Aaron Spelling, and on ending her career

William Link

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William Link on Aaron Spelling

Nolan Miller

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Nolan Miller on first meeting Carolyn Jones and then-husband Aaron Spelling; and eventually forming a professional relationship with Spelling

Ricardo Montalban

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Ricardo Montalban on the genesis of Fantasy Island

Hugh O'Brian

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Hugh O'Brian on appearing in the pilot of Fantasy Island

Bernie Oseransky

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Bernie Oseransky on working with Aaron Spelling while at Four Star television; on his nickname "Bernie Budget"
Bernie Oseransky on working with Aaron Spelling on his very early work

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on Aaron Spelling as a writer over at Desilu Studios

Barney Rosenzweig

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Barney Rosenzweig on offering Aaron Spelling his thoughts on Charlie's Angels and getting hired as a producer

Thomas Del Ruth

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Thomas Del Ruth on acting as director of photography for Charmed  and the look of Aaron Spelling shows

Alfred Schneider

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Alfred Schneider on working with Steven Bochco versus working with Aaron Spelling

Esther Shapiro

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Esther Shapiro on Aaron Spelling wanting to work with her and Richard Shapiro and starting to develop Dynasty
Esther Shapiro on becoming Senior Vice-President at Aaron Spelling Productions
Richard and Esther Shapiro on the idea for Dynasty
Richard and Esther Shapiro on Aaron Spelling's involvement with Dynasty

Richard Shapiro

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Richard and Esther Shapiro on the idea for Dynasty
Richard and Esther Shapiro on Aaron Spelling's involvement with Dynasty

Fred Silverman

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Fred Silverman on ABC's "underappreciated" hit-maker Aaron Spelling
Fred Silverman on producer Aaron Spelling and his love of his craft, and on Spelling's prolific nature

Jaclyn Smith

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Jaclyn Smith on her Charlie's Angels boss, Aaron Spelling
Jaclyn Smith on the legacy of Charlie's Angels and Aaron Spelling

Tom Smothers

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Tom and Dick Smothers on their sitcom The Smothers Brothers Show

Dick Smothers

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Tom and Dick Smothers on their sitcom The Smothers Brothers Show

Mark Snow

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Mark Snow on his first jobs composing music for Spelling-Goldberg produced shows, including The Rookies and Dynasty
Mark Snow on composing for the TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, produced by Aaron Spelling

Lynn Stalmaster

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Lynn Stalmaster on working with producer Aaron Spelling

Darren Star

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Darren Star on his first meeting with Aaron Spelling
Darren Star on developing the pilot of Beverly Hills, 90210 with Aaron Spelling 
Darren Star on the style of Aaron Spelling's office
Darren Star on his break with Spelling Entertainment in 1995
Darren Star on Aaron Spelling acting as his mentor

Brandon Stoddard

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Brandon Stoddard on Steven Bochco and Aaron Spelling

Gale Storm

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Gale Storm on her memories of Aaron Spelling

Jimmie Walker

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Jimmie Walker on working with show creator Norman Lear on Good Times, and on Aaron Spelling dealing with actors on Starsky & Hutch

Clint Walker

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Clint Walker on appearing in Aaron Spelling's TV movie Yuma

Lou Weiss

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Lou Weiss on working with Aaron Spelling

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