Wednesday, April 01, 2015

A Getty Dies in the Hollywood Hills, near Mulholland Drive

David Lynch ponders Mulholland Drive:
At night, you ride on the top of the world. In the daytime you ride on top of the world, too, but it's mysterious, and there's a hair of fear because it goes into remote areas. You feel the history of Hollywood in that road.

A member of the tragedy-ridden Getty family was found dead in his home in the 2900 block of Montcalm Avenue, in the Hollywood Hills near Mulholland Drive, on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, around 2 PM Pacific time. This is near the iconic Laurel Canyon, also.

Andrew Rork Getty (pictured above), the grandson of J. Paul Getty, was discovered deceased "under suspicious circumstances," and his ex-girlfriend was detained as a possible witness or suspect.

One of Andrew Getty's possessions in his home is a 80-million-year-old fossil of a four feet tall dinosaur.

Andrew Getty wrote and directed an independent horror film called The Storyteller starring Sean Patrick Flannery and Brianna Brown in 2005. 

Andrew Getty’s second cousin is actor Balthazar Getty, known for his role on ABC drama Brothers & Sisters. He’ll next serve as a narrator for the educational documentary Unity.

Balthazar Getty played Pete Dayton in David Lynch's cult classic Lost Highway (1997). The film has appearance by Patricia Arquette (as the murdered wife) and Robert Blake (as the Mystery Man). Lost Highway was the last film performances of Blake, Jack Nance and Richard Pryor.

According to TMZ, "Andrew and his ex-girlfriend have a storied history with the LAPD. Cops have been to his residence 31 times, mostly for domestic disturbances. Our sources say they have both frequently been under the influence of drugs during the police visits.
We're told the drugs cops found in the past were prescriptions. As for their relationship, we're told he has a restraining order against her and she has been placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold in the past, after injuring cops when they responded to the house. We're also told she's allegedly broken into Andrew's house on numerous occasions."

The New York Daily News reported,
The 47-year-old suffered a traumatic injury to his rectal area and paramedics found significant bleeding due to the injury, the site reported.
Getty was found naked from the waist down and suffered blunt-force trauma, but it was unclear how the injury was caused, the Los Angeles Times reported.
While the death appeared to be from natural causes, it was called an accident because of medication found at the scene, according to Los Angeles County coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
Gordon Getty, right, walks with his son, Andrew, in 1976.

Andrew Rork Getty's father, Gordon Getty, is one of the richest men in the United States. Forbes put Gordon's wealth at $2.1 billion, with the family being listed as the 54th richest and worth an estimated $5 billion.

As with the Paradise Syndrome and the Hemingway Curse, wealth is no guarantee against tragedy for the Getty family.

The mainstream media jumped all over the "family curse" of the Gettys, in telling of today's news. The Washington Post noted that money did not shelter the family from rough times.
Tragedy seemed to dog J. Paul Getty. As the L.A. Times noted, first there was the death of one of his sons, who died of a brain tumor at age 12 in 1958. Then, in 1973, another son died after stabbing himself and taking barbiturates and alcohol.
That same year, J. Paul Getty III — one of the industrialist’s grandchildren and the future father of actor Balthazar Getty — was in Rome, “living a bohemian life, frequenting nightclubs, taking part in left-wing demonstrations and reportedly earning a living making jewelry, selling paintings and acting as an extra in movies,” as the New York Times put it. This was an age when American heirs were a target — and, a year before Patty Hearst, Getty III was kidnapped....The family eventually paid $2.2 million to get Getty III back — part borrowed from the boy’s grandfather at an interest rate of 4 percent — but Getty III lost an ear to his captors.
The Irish-Scottish Getty family of the United States made its fortune in oil in the 20th century. The Getty family is distantly related to Samuel Gettys, founder of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Getty Family Tree
J. Paul Getty
  • George Getty (1855–1930), American lawyer, married Sarah Catherine McPherson Risher (1852-1941), 1 son
  • J. Paul Getty (1892–1976), wealthy American industrialist and founder of Getty Oil, 5 marriages and 5 sons
1. George Getty II (1924–1973), by first wife Jeanette Demont, married Gloria Gordon (1951, div. 1967), married Jacqueline Riordan (1971)
  • Anne Catherine Getty Earhart (born 1952), married John Earhart
  • Sara Earhart
  • Claire Eugenia Getty Perry (born 1954), married N. Mazzota (div.), married N. Perry
  • Beau Maurizio George Getty-Mazzota (born 1979)
  • Byron Perry
  • Somerset Perry
  • Sebastian Perry
  • Caroline Marie Getty (born 1957)
2. Jean Ronald Getty (born 1929), by third wife Adolphine Helmle, married Karin Seibl (1964)
  • Christopher Ronald Getty (born 1965), married Pia Miller in 1992
  • Isabel Getty
  • Robert Maximilian Getty
  • Conrad Getty
  • Stephanie Marie Getty-Waibel (born 1967), married Alexander Waibel
  • Marietherese Waibel
  • Sigourney Waibel
  • Vanessa Waibel
  • Cecile Karin Margarita Getty (born 1970)
  • Christina Therese Getty (born 1975)
3. Sir Paul Getty (1932–2003), (also known as John Paul Getty II), by fourth wife Ann Rork, married Gail Harris (1956, div. 1964), married Talitha Pol (1966, died 1971), married Victoria Holdsworth (1994)
  • John Paul Getty III (1956–2011), son of Paul Getty and Abigail Harris, married Gisela Martine Zacher (1974)
  • Anna, daughter of Gisela Zacher, adopted daughter of John Paul Getty III
  • Balthazar Getty (born 1975), American actor, son of John Paul Getty III, married Rosetta Millington (2000)
  • Cassius Paul Getty
  • Grace Getty
  • Violet Getty
  • June Catherine Getty
  • Aileen Getty (born 1957), daughter of Paul Getty and Abigail Harris, married Christopher Wilding
  • Caleb Wilding
  • Andrew Wilding
  • Mark Getty (born 1960), founder of Getty Images, son of Paul Getty and Abigail Harris, married Domitilla Harding (1982)
  • Alexander Getty
  • Joseph Getty
  • Julius Getty
  • Ariadne Getty (born 1962), daughter of Paul Getty and Abigail Harris, married Justin Williams
  • Natalia Williams
  • August Williams
  • Tara Gabriel Getty (born 1968), son of Paul Getty and Talitha Pol
4. Gordon Getty (born 1934), by fourth wife Ann Rork, married Ann Gilbert (1964)
  • Gordon Peter Getty, Jr. (born 1965)
  • Andrew Rork Getty (1967-2015)
  • John Gilbert Getty (born 1968)
  • Ivy Getty
  • William Paul Getty (born 1970), married Vanessa Jarman
  • Nicolette Getty, by Cynthia Beck
  • Kendalle Getty, by Cynthia Beck
  • Alexandra Getty, by Cynthia Beck
5. Timothy Ware Getty (1946–1958), by fifth wife Louise Dudley Lynch


WhatsItAllAboutAlphie said...

Nothing to see here folks. Forget about all the blood and reports of a gunshot wound and numerous times the police were called up to that residence. They are calling his death by means of "natural causes or an accident." Notice too how this story has been dropped from any futher news coverage.

Rammed Earth said...

Cat said...

I can see where he might have accidentally shot himself in the butt..he might have sat on it by mistake and oops...

Cat said...

I can see where he might have accidentally shot himself in the butt..he might have sat on it by mistake and oops...