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June 26, 2006
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Hollywood producer Aaron Spelling died at age 83. He suffered a stroke June 18 and died last Friday in his Los Angeles mansion. Spelling was born in 1923 to struggling Jewish immigrants in Texas. The prejudice his family faced there partly caused young Aaron to turn to reading, helping spark his creative career. He was a prolific producer of hit television shows, creating popular series for ABC such as “Charlie’s Angels,” “The Mod Squad,” “The Love Boat” and “Beverly Hills, 90210.” The Guinness Book of World Records cited Spelling as producing the most hours of television, with more than 3,000. He briefly tried acting before beginning his decades-long producing career.

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