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Hugh Hefner

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
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Profession: Playboy Founder & Businessman

United States of America

Biography: American adult magazine publisher, businessman, and founder of Playboy Enterprises.

Known as a notorious playboy Hefner has had countless young girlfriends and a number of wives over the years.

He also starred in the several TV shows, the latest being the reality TV series "The Girls Next Door."

Born: April 9, 1926
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aries

Died: September 27, 2017 (aged 91)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

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Married Life

  • 1989-07-01 Playboy founder Hugh Hefner weds playmate Kimberly Conrad
  • 2012-12-31 Playboy founder Hugh Hefner (86) weds glamour model Crystal Harris (26) at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles

Historical Events

  • 1953-12-01 Hugh Hefner publishes 1st edition of Playboy magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe as the magazine's 1st centerfold
  • 1960-02-29 1st Playboy Club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago
  • 1963-05-01 Gloria Steinem's exposé , "A Bunny's Tale", on the working conditions for waitresses (bunnies) at New York City’s famed Playboy Club, published in "Show" magazine
  • 1976-09-20 Playboy releases Jimmy Carter's interview which includes the quote “I’ve looked on a lot of women with lust."
  • 1983-10-27 Larry Flynt pays hitman $1M to kill Hugh Hefner, Bob Guccione, Walter Annenberg, and Frank Sinatra; Flynt's business manager immediately stops payment; Flynt claims he was just joking
  • 1988-07-31 Last Playboy club closes in Lansing, Michigan

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