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Andrew Rork Getty

Andrew Rork Getty was born in San Francisco on July 1, 1967 and passed away during the morning of April 1, 2015, in Los Angeles. He was a beloved son to Ann and Gordon Getty, and brother to Peter, John, William, Nicolette, Kendalle and Sarah Getty, as well as being cherished by numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. His passing leaves a painful void in the family for which he served at times as spokesman and chronicler.

Andrew was born and raised in Northern California, and exhibited exceptional graphic talents from an early age. He attended grade school at Town School for Boys in San Francisco and went on to Dunn School in Los Olivos, from which he continued to pursue film studies at USC and then NYU, where he graduated in 1990. He then followed his passion to Hollywood, where he became a familiar presence on the film scene, working as actor, producer, director and prolific writer, specializing in what he fondly called "cheesy horror movies."

Apart from his creative accomplishments, Andrew was a traveler and bon vivant, who could appear at one's side as if from nowhere at a party or in the front row of the most dangerous roller coaster in the Midwest, charming everyone with his vivid powers of recollection and description, his captivating stories and his engaging personality. He was also an outdoorsman, a conscientious environmentalist, and a diligent businessman and investor, whose irreplaceable loss will be felt sharply by us all.

In lieu of flowers, it is asked that Andrew's memory be honored with donations to the World Wildlife Fund.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Apr. 12, 2015
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