* parents who are/were actors, screenwriters or directors are excluded
but i think i would slide that sentiment over to jemima kirke...her dad, simon kirke, not only was a founding member of the brilliant band free, as well as bad company, but he was also one of rock's most underrated drummers, and an incredibly nice guy as well...(probably a cool dad too...)...so he gets my vote...
p.s...some insignificant information...about maya rudolph, her mom (minnie ripperton) wrote and sang the hit single, 'loving you' in honor of maya when she was a baby...(you can even hear her, on record, saying maya's name several times...)
8. Balthazar Getty
Great-grandfather, J Paul Getty, founder of Standard Oil
Jean Paul Getty (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976)
was an American-British industrialist.
He founded the Getty Oil Company,
and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American
John Paul Getty III (4 November 1956 – 5 February 2011)
the grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty.
At 3 a.m. on 10 July 1973, Getty, then age 16,
was kidnapped in the Piazza Farnese in Rome
A ransom note was issued, demanding $17 million (equivalent to $94 million in 2017
in exchange for his safe return
John Paul Getty Jr. asked his father, J. Paul Getty, for the money, but was refused,
Standard Oil Co. Inc.
was an American oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company.
Established in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller and Henry Flagler as a corporation in Ohio
John D. Rockefeller was a founder, chairman and a major shareholder.
With the dissolution of the Standard Oil trust into 34 smaller companies,
Rockefeller became the richest man in the world
John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937)
was an American oil industry business magnate, industrialist, and philanthropist.
He is widely considered the wealthiest American of all time
US$400 billion (in 2017 dollars; inflation-adjusted) in 1913,
according to Forbes
Oh, can you make one little change? Act_1 (in his above post), besides including a lot of other interesting and sad related facts, is right that Balthazar Getty's ancestors didn't own Standard Oil, as is on your list, but rather the Getty Oil Company.
Ann Miller was born Johnnie Lucille Ann Collier on April 12, 1923 in Chireno, Texas.
She lived there until she was nine,
when her mother left her philandering father
and moved with Ann to Los Angeles, California
She was named "Johnnie" by her father, who was expecting a boy
Father was a well-known criminal defense lawyer
who defended such infamous gangsters
as Baby Face Nelson
and Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow of "Bonnie and Clyde" fame.
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no mention of dear old dad ?
Actors With the Most Interesting Parents
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