Candy Spelling life and biography

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Candy Spelling biography

Date of birth : 1945-09-20
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Beverly Hills, California, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2011-07-15
Credited as : Author and socialite, Aaron Spelling, Beverly Hills 90210

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Candy Spelling is an American author and socialite. She is the widow of Aaron Spelling.

Born Carole Gene Marer in Beverly Hills, California, the daughter of Augusta Gene (née Rosen) and Merritt Marer. In 1963 Candy graduated from Beverly Hills High School. In 1968, Candy Spelling (Carole Gene Marer) married producer/writer Aaron Spelling. Together they had two children, Victoria Davey Spelling and Randall Gene Spelling, both of whom became actors as teenagers, as Tori Spelling and Randy Spelling. They appeared in several of Aaron’s productions, most notably in Beverly Hills, 90210.

Together with her late husband Aaron Spelling they built a mansion in Holmby Hills, called Spelling Manor with an estimated 123 rooms, 56,500 square feet (5,250 m2) on 4.7 acres (19,000 m2) land, and is said to be the largest home in Los Angeles County. In 2008 she reportedly According to her lawyer paid $47 million for a two-story condo atop a Century City residential tower that was still under construction in July 2008. Her lawyer said Spelling was moving in order to downscale her living space after her husband's death in 2006. In March 2009, she put Spelling Manor up for sale. The asking price was $150 million, the most expensive residential listing in the U.S. at the time. In July 2011, Spelling Manor was reportedly sold to Petra Ecclestone for $85 million.

She is currently a member of the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission, a Commissioner for the Department of Recreation and Parks (for the City of Los Angeles), and a member of the board of L.A.’s Best, the Mayor's group that provides reading programs to schools in L.A. She is a regular columnist for The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Confidential magazine, and (Spelling It Out). Her autobiography, Stories from Candyland, was released in March 2009. The book hit the NY TIMES bestseller list two weeks after publication. It was also the #1 book at L.A.'s Book Soup.

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