Former Cheerleader Went to the Top in Hollywood

The son of Jewish refugees from Poland, Aaron Spelling was born in Dallas on April 22, 1923.  He was a cheerleader at Southern Methodist University during the Doak Walker/Kyle Rote era of Mustang football.

One of television’s most successful producers, Spelling bought Bing Crosby’s old mansion and replaced it with a 123-room house he named “The Manor,” the largest single-family dwelling in Los Angeles.  He died at age 83 in 2006.

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