Spelling Suffers a Stroke
6/21/2006 2:20 PM PT
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Television producer Aaron Spelling suffered a stroke over the weekend at his Holmby Hills estate and he's being treated at home, his publicist said Wednesday.
"He had a stroke Sunday at home," spokesman Kevin Sasaki said, adding doctors were treating the 83-year-old producer at his mansion The Manor.
The producer of such TV shows as "Beverly Hills 90210," "Charlie's Angels," "Dynasty," Love Boat," "Melrose Place" and "Fantasy Island" is conscious and resting comfortably, Sasaki said. Spelling's wife Candy has been at his side.
The seriousness of the stroke was unclear. Sasaki said he wasn't aware of any paralysis.
"I don't know the extent of it," Sasaki said. "But if it had been some incredible degree he would have been taken to the hospital."
Spelling's other hit series included "Burke's Law," "The Mod Squad," "Starsky and Hutch," "T.J. Hooker," "Matt Houston," "Hart to Hart" and "Hotel."
He also produced more than 140 television movies, including "Death Sentence" (1974), Nick Nolte's first starring role, and "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" (1976), John Travolta's first dramatic role.
Spelling and his second wife, Candy, have two children, actress Tori Spelling and actor Randy, who appeared in the short-lived "Malibu Shores."