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Larry Flynt

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
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Profession: Magazine Publisher

United States of America

Biography: American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications (LFP), which mainly produces sexually graphic videos and magazines, most notably Hustler.

Born: November 1, 1942
Birthplace: Lakeville, Kentucky, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: February 10, 2021 (aged 78)

Married Life

  • 1976-08-21 Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (33) weds Althea Leasure (23) (his fourth time)
  • 1998-06-20 Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (55) weds Elizabeth Berrios (his fifth and final time)

Historical Events

  • 1977-02-08 Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced on obscenity charges
  • 1978-03-06 Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and his lawyer shot by a militant white supremacist sniper in Georgia, leaving Flynt crippled and wheelchair bound
  • 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
  • 1997-02-13 47th Berlin International Film Festival: "The People vs. Larry Flynt" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1997-10-22 Larry Flynt sells Hustler to an under-age buyer in a non-zoned area of Cincinnati, Ohio

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