Happy birthday, Lynn Wyatt! The Houston philanthropist celebrates her 82nd birthday Sunday

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06/05/1980 – Oscar and Lynn Wyatt at Houston movie premiere party for “Urban Cowboy” at Gilley’s club.

06/05/1980 – Oscar and Lynn Wyatt at Houston movie premiere party for “Urban Cowboy” at Gilley’s club.

Photo: Larry Reese, File

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05/21/1980 – Lynn Wyatt, one of the chairmen of the benefit premiere of Urban Cowboy, rides the mechanical bull at Gilley’s Club.

05/21/1980 – Lynn Wyatt, one of the chairmen of the benefit premiere of Urban Cowboy, rides the mechanical bull at Gilley’s Club.

Photo: Fred Bunch, Houston Chronicle

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06/05/1980 – (L-R) Andy Warhol, Lynn Wyatt, Diane von Furstenberg (standing), and Oscar Wyatt at the Houston movie premiere party for “Urban Cowboy” at Gilley’s club.

06/05/1980 – (L-R) Andy Warhol, Lynn Wyatt, Diane von Furstenberg (standing), and Oscar Wyatt at the Houston movie premiere party for “Urban Cowboy” at Gilley’s club.

Photo: John Van Beekum, File

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Lynn Wyatt was escorted by her sons, Douglas, left, and Steven, at the kick-off ball for Sakowitz’ Festival del Design Italiano held at the Main Street store in 1983.

Lynn Wyatt was escorted by her sons, Douglas, left, and Steven, at the kick-off ball for Sakowitz’ Festival del Design Italiano held at the Main Street store in 1983.

Photo: CARLOS ANTONIO RIOS, CHRONICLE

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Lynn Wyatt (left) with playwright Arthur Miller and wife Inge Morath in 1984.

Lynn Wyatt (left) with playwright Arthur Miller and wife Inge Morath in 1984.

Photo: Timothy Bullard, Houston Chronicle

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A 1985 photo of Oscar and Lynn Wyatt.

A 1985 photo of Oscar and Lynn Wyatt.

Photo: STEVE CAMPBELL, Houston Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt and the late Bobby Short in 1996.

Lynn Wyatt and the late Bobby Short in 1996.

Photo: Sheila Cunningham, Sheila Cunningham Photography

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Cynthia Colt and Lynn Wyatt at Saks Fifth Avenue in Houston, 1997.

Cynthia Colt and Lynn Wyatt at Saks Fifth Avenue in Houston, 1997.

Photo: John Everett, Houston Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt and Manolo Blahnik at Neiman Marcus in 1999.

Lynn Wyatt and Manolo Blahnik at Neiman Marcus in 1999.

Photo: John Everett, Houston Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt arrives at the ‘Red Cross Ball’, Aug. 3, 2001, in Monaco.

Lynn Wyatt arrives at the ‘Red Cross Ball’, Aug. 3, 2001, in Monaco.

Photo: BRUNO BEBERT, AP

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Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley and Lynn Wyatt in 2003.

Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley and Lynn Wyatt in 2003.

Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle

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February 2003: Rudy Wildenstein, Lynn Wyatt, Karen Wildenstein and Ben Stevenson at the Houston Ballet Ball.

February 2003: Rudy Wildenstein, Lynn Wyatt, Karen Wildenstein and Ben Stevenson at the Houston Ballet Ball.

Photo: CRAIG H. HARTLEY, SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE

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November 2003: Lynn Wyatt at the Chanel boutique in the Galleria fashion show and luncheon, which she chaired.

November 2003: Lynn Wyatt at the Chanel boutique in the Galleria fashion show and luncheon, which she chaired.

Photo: E. Joseph Deering, Houston Chronicle

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Tamara Mellon, founder of Jimmy Choo, left, with Lynn Wyatt at the Jimmy Choo shoe boutique opening in the Galleria, Sept. 2004. 

Tamara Mellon, founder of Jimmy Choo, left, with Lynn Wyatt at the Jimmy Choo shoe boutique opening in the Galleria, Sept. 2004. 

Photo: Gary Fountain, For The Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt in 2004.

Lynn Wyatt in 2004.

Photo: CRAIG H. HARTLEY, SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE

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April 2005: Sir Elton John, Lynn Wyatt and Philip Glass at the Houston Grand Opera 50th anniversary Golden Jubilee event.

April 2005: Sir Elton John, Lynn Wyatt and Philip Glass at the Houston Grand Opera 50th anniversary Golden Jubilee event.

Photo: Dave Rossman, For The Chronicle

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April 2005: Oscar and Lynn Wyatt arriving at the benefit at the Rice University Baker Institute celebrating former Secretary of State James Baker’s 75th birthday.

April 2005: Oscar and Lynn Wyatt arriving at the benefit at the Rice University Baker Institute celebrating former Secretary of State James Baker’s 75th birthday.

Photo: Gary Fountain, For The Chronicle

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July 2006: Elton John Lynn Wyatt attend the Chanel Fashion show during Paris Fashion Week (Haute Couture) Fall-Winter 2006/07 in Paris.

July 2006: Elton John Lynn Wyatt attend the Chanel Fashion show during Paris Fashion Week (Haute Couture) Fall-Winter 2006/07 in Paris.

Photo: Francois Durand, Getty Images

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Lynn Wyatt and Liza Minnelli at the Trees of Hope gala in 2006.

Lynn Wyatt and Liza Minnelli at the Trees of Hope gala in 2006.

Photo: Fulton Davenport

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Lynn Wyatt and David Gockley arrive at the San Francisco Opera on opening night in fall 2006.

Lynn Wyatt and David Gockley arrive at the San Francisco Opera on opening night in fall 2006.

Photo: Drew Altizer

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February 2007: Stanton Welch and Lynn Wyatt at the Houston Ballet Ball at the Wortham Theater.

February 2007: Stanton Welch and Lynn Wyatt at the Houston Ballet Ball at the Wortham Theater.

Photo: Dave Rossman, For The Chronicle

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April 2007: Lynn Wyatt at the Houston Chronicle Best Dressed 25th Anniversary Gala and Neiman Marcus Fashion Show.

April 2007: Lynn Wyatt at the Houston Chronicle Best Dressed 25th Anniversary Gala and Neiman Marcus Fashion Show.

Photo: Dave Rossman, For The Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt took a spin on the dance floor at the Alley Ball with Paul Johnson in 2007.

Lynn Wyatt took a spin on the dance floor at the Alley Ball with Paul Johnson in 2007.

Photo: RICHARD CARSON, For The Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt posed for a Chronicle photographer at The Corinthian in 2008.

Lynn Wyatt posed for a Chronicle photographer at The Corinthian in 2008.

Photo: Robert Seale, For The Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt at the Trees of Hope gala in 2009.

Lynn Wyatt at the Trees of Hope gala in 2009.

Photo: Dave Rossman, For The Chronicle

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Laura Comfort and Lynn Wyatt attends the Paul Allen Hosts VIP Party in honor of Dr. Jim Watson at the Octupus Boat during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, 2009.

Laura Comfort and Lynn Wyatt attends the Paul Allen Hosts VIP Party in honor of Dr. Jim Watson at the Octupus Boat during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, 2009.

Photo: Getty Images

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Lynn Wyatt at the Houston Grand Opera’s Yellow Rose Ball, April 2010.

Lynn Wyatt at the Houston Grand Opera’s Yellow Rose Ball, April 2010.

Photo: Dave Rossman, Freelance

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Lynn Wyatt and Isabella Rossellini at a private reception for Rossellini at Wyatt’s home Nov. 12, 2010.

Lynn Wyatt and Isabella Rossellini at a private reception for Rossellini at Wyatt’s home Nov. 12, 2010.

Photo: Dave Rossman, Freelance

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Lynn Wyatt, Oscar de la Renta, and an unidentified woman chat at The Houston Chronicle’s 2010 Best Dressed Luncheon.

Lynn Wyatt, Oscar de la Renta, and an unidentified woman chat at The Houston Chronicle’s 2010 Best Dressed Luncheon.

Photo: Bill Olive, For The Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt at Houston Grand Opera’s Opening Night, 2010.

Lynn Wyatt at Houston Grand Opera’s Opening Night, 2010.

Photo: Dave Rossman, For The Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt at the Brilliant Lecture Series dinner, Sept. 2010.

Lynn Wyatt at the Brilliant Lecture Series dinner, Sept. 2010.

Photo: DAVE ROSSMAN

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Lynn Wyatt and her partner Oliver Halkowich compete at the Dancing with the Houston Stars event benefiting the Houston Ballet at the home of Becca Cason and John Thrash in 2010. 

Lynn Wyatt and her partner Oliver Halkowich compete at the Dancing with the Houston Stars event benefiting the Houston Ballet at the home of Becca Cason and John Thrash in 2010. 

Photo: Dave Rossman, For The Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt at Kathy McCord’s 50th birthday party, 2011.

Lynn Wyatt at Kathy McCord’s 50th birthday party, 2011.

Photo: Dave Rossman, For The Chronicle

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Brad Wyatt and Lynn Wyatt at the MFAH Grand Gala Ball, 2011.

Brad Wyatt and Lynn Wyatt at the MFAH Grand Gala Ball, 2011.

Photo: Jenny Antill

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Lynn Wyatt at the Houston Grand Opera Opening Night Celebration Dinner at the Wortham Theater Oct. 21, 2011.

Lynn Wyatt at the Houston Grand Opera Opening Night Celebration Dinner at the Wortham Theater Oct. 21, 2011.

Photo: Dave Rossman

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Lynn Wyatt at the Mercury Baroque Gala in 2011.

Lynn Wyatt at the Mercury Baroque Gala in 2011.

Photo: Dave Rossman, For The Chronicle

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Designer Tory Burch visits with Lynn Wyatt during a reception at the Tory Burch store, 2011.

Designer Tory Burch visits with Lynn Wyatt during a reception at the Tory Burch store, 2011.

Photo: DirectToArchive

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Fendi President Stacy Van Pragh, left, and Lynn Wyatt in 2011.

Fendi President Stacy Van Pragh, left, and Lynn Wyatt in 2011.

Photo: Courtesy Photo

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Lynn Wyatt at the private dinner in the newly-renovated Louis Vuitton store in the Galleria, 2012.

Lynn Wyatt at the private dinner in the newly-renovated Louis Vuitton store in the Galleria, 2012.

Photo: Dave Rossman

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Lynn Wyatt and George Clooney, backstage during the Brillant Lecture Series event at the Wortham Center in Houston on May 3, 2012.

Lynn Wyatt and George Clooney, backstage during the Brillant Lecture Series event at the Wortham Center in Houston on May 3, 2012.

Photo: Fulton Davenport, Photographer

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Lynn Wyatt at the Menil Collection’s 25th anniversary “Celebration in Blue” gala in 2012.

Lynn Wyatt at the Menil Collection’s 25th anniversary “Celebration in Blue” gala in 2012.

Photo: Dave Rossman, For The Houston Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s 2013 Grand Gala.

Lynn Wyatt at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s 2013 Grand Gala.

Photo: Dave Rossman, For The Houston Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt, left, and Carolina Herrera at the Houston Ballet Ball, 2013.

Lynn Wyatt, left, and Carolina Herrera at the Houston Ballet Ball, 2013.

Photo: Gary Fountain, Freelance

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Lynn Wyatt and Ceron at the 2013 Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon.

Lynn Wyatt and Ceron at the 2013 Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon.

Photo: Dave Rossman, For The Houston Chronicle

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Naomi Watts and Lynn Wyatt at the premiere gala for the opening of “Bulgari: 130 years of Masterpieces” at the Houston Museum of Natural Science April 30, 2014.

Naomi Watts and Lynn Wyatt at the premiere gala for the opening of “Bulgari: 130 years of Masterpieces” at the Houston Museum of Natural Science April 30, 2014.

Photo: Dave Rossman, For The Houston Chronicle

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Wes Anderson, from left, Lynn Wyatt and Tilda Swinton at the Rothko Chapel Visionary Award Gala, May 2014.

Wes Anderson, from left, Lynn Wyatt and Tilda Swinton at the Rothko Chapel Visionary Award Gala, May 2014.

Photo: Gary Fountain, Freelance

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Lynn Wyatt at the Museum of Fine Arts Grand Gala Ball, 2014.

Lynn Wyatt at the Museum of Fine Arts Grand Gala Ball, 2014.

Photo: Dave Rossman, Freelance

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Lynn Wyatt at the Arts of the MFAH Islamic World Gala, January 2015.

Lynn Wyatt at the Arts of the MFAH Islamic World Gala, January 2015.

Photo: Gary Fountain, For The Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt and fashion designer Jason Wu at the Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon, 2015.

Lynn Wyatt and fashion designer Jason Wu at the Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon, 2015.

Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff

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Lynn Wyatt and fashion designer Michael Kors at the Met Gala after party at the Mark Hotel in New York, 2015. 

Lynn Wyatt and fashion designer Michael Kors at the Met Gala after party at the Mark Hotel in New York, 2015. 

Photo: DINA LITOVSKY, STR

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Fashion designer Zac Posen kisses Lynn Wyatt at the 34th Annual Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Houston.

Fashion designer Zac Posen kisses Lynn Wyatt at the 34th Annual Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Staff

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Lynn Wyatt, second from right, arrives at a party for the announcement of her being the 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Award honoree for Individual Arts Patron a party for the announcement at Phoebe and Bobby Tudor’s home on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Houston. less
Lynn Wyatt, second from right, arrives at a party for the announcement of her being the 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Award honoree for Individual Arts Patron a party for the announcement at Phoebe and Bobby Tudor’s … more

Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Staff

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Lynn Wyatt at the opening of the White Oak Music Hall, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Houston.

Lynn Wyatt at the opening of the White Oak Music Hall, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt, philanthropist and socialite, at her home Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Houston, Texas.

Lynn Wyatt, philanthropist and socialite, at her home Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Houston, Texas.

Photo: Gary Coronado, Houston Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt speaks at the Super Bowl Host Committee’s Luminaries of the Game gala honoring Bob and Janice McNair on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.

Lynn Wyatt speaks at the Super Bowl Host Committee’s Luminaries of the Game gala honoring Bob and Janice McNair on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.

Photo: Annie Mulligan, Annie Mulligan / For The Houston Chronicle

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Houston socialite, philanthropist and third-generation Texan Lynn Wyatt attends The MAXIM Super Bowl Party 2017 at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.

Houston socialite, philanthropist and third-generation Texan Lynn Wyatt attends The MAXIM Super Bowl Party 2017 at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.

Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Staff

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Lynn Wyatt and guests at the Society of Performing Arts 50th anniversary gala on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Wortham Center (Annie Mulligan / Freelance)

Lynn Wyatt and guests at the Society of Performing Arts 50th anniversary gala on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Wortham Center (Annie Mulligan / Freelance)

Photo: Annie Mulligan, Freelance

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Lynn Wyatt poses for a photo at Houston Grand Opera Ball 2017, Carnevale di Venezia at Wortham Theater Center Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Houston.

Lynn Wyatt poses for a photo at Houston Grand Opera Ball 2017, Carnevale di Venezia at Wortham Theater Center Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Houston.

Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle

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Lynn Wyatt, left, and Linda McReynolds at the Salvation Army Luncheon and Fashion Show. 

Lynn Wyatt, left, and Linda McReynolds at the Salvation Army Luncheon and Fashion Show. 

Photo: Gary Fountain, Gary Fountain/For The Chronicle

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Courtney Sarofim, Lynn Wyatt and Alison Sarofim, from left, at the ‘Party Girls Die in Pearls’ book launch at Burberry Houston at The Galleria on May 15, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Courtney Sarofim, Lynn Wyatt and Alison Sarofim, from left, at the ‘Party Girls Die in Pearls’ book launch at Burberry Houston at The Galleria on May 15, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Photo: Bob Levey, Getty Images For Burberry

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Houston philanthropist Lynn Wyatt in the October 2015 issue of W magazine.

Houston philanthropist Lynn Wyatt in the October 2015 issue of W magazine.

Photo: Joy Sewing

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06/05/1980 – Oscar and Lynn Wyatt at Houston movie premiere party for “Urban Cowboy” at Gilley’s club.

06/05/1980 – Oscar and Lynn Wyatt at Houston movie premiere party for “Urban Cowboy” at Gilley’s club.

Photo: Larry Reese, File

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06/05/1980 – Lynn Wyatt at the Houston movie premiere for “Urban Cowboy” at Gaylynn Theater in Sharpstown Center.

06/05/1980 – Lynn Wyatt at the Houston movie premiere for “Urban Cowboy” at Gaylynn Theater in Sharpstown Center.

Photo: Joel Draut, File

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