New York: The Rich Girl

Charlene Wrightsman was born to a milieu of multimillionaires, multiple marriages and many mansions. Her grandfather amassed an early fortune in the Oklahoma oil fields, and was the man credited with thinking up the oil depletion allowance, for which all U.S. oilmen still revere and praise him today. Her father, Charles B. Wrightsman, 67, was once the president of Standard Oil of Kansas, has massive oil holdings in eight states, and is one of America's least known rich men.

Born in 1927 in Los Angeles, Charlene grew up to be a pretty, placid...

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