People: Dec. 12, 1983

Question: How does the richest man in America celebrate his 50th birthday? Answer: Very differently from you and me. Specifically, Gordon Peter Getty, son of the late oil magnate J. Paul, who is estimated to be worth over $2.2 billion, flew "some friends," as he put it, from San Francisco to New York last week for an advance bash (he actually passes the half-century mark next week. The highlight of the three-day fling was an evening at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, where Mezzo Soprano Mignon Dunn performed the New York City premiere of Amateur Composer Getty's The White Election. The...

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