Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017), sometimes known simply as Hef, was an American magazine publisher, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises.
Hefner was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1926, the older of two sons born to Grace Caroline (nï¿½e Swanson) (1895-1997) and Glenn Lucius Hefner (1896-1976). He went to Sayre Elementary School and Steinmetz High School, then served in the U.S. Army. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Working as a copywriter for Esquire, he left in January 1952 after being denied a $5 raise. In 1953, he lent his furniture for $600 and raised $8,000 from 45 investors - including $1,000 from his mother ("Not because she believed in the venture," he told E! in 2006. "But because she believed in her son") - to launch Playboy. The undated first issue, published in December 1953, featured Marilyn Monroe from her 1949 nude calendar shoot. Hefner, who never met Monroe, owns the crypt next to hers.
Hefner married Northwestern University student Mildred Williams in 1949. They had two children, Christie (born November 8, 1952). and David (born August 30, 1955).  Before the wedding, Mildred confessed that she had had an affair while he was away in the Army; he called the admission "the most devastating moment of my life." A 2006 E! True Hollywood Story profile of Hefner revealed that Mildred allowed him to sleep with other women, out of guilt for her infidelity and in the hopes that it would preserve their marriage. They divorced in 1959.
Hefner remade himself as a sophisticated bon vivant and man about town, a lifestyle he promoted in his magazine and two TV shows he hosted, Playboy`s Penthouse (1959'“1960) and Playboy After Dark (1969'“1970). He admitted to being "`involved` with maybe eleven out of twelve months worth of Playmates" during these years.  Donna Michelle, Marilyn Cole, Lillian Mï¿½ller, Patti McGuire, Shannon Tweed, Brande Roderick, Barbi Benton, Karen Christy, Sondra Theodore, and Carrie Leigh - who filed a $35 million alimony suit against him - were a few of his many partners. In 1971, he acknowledged that he experimented in bisexuality.
In 1989, he married Playmate of the Year Kimberley Conrad and had two sons, Marston (born April 9, 1990) and Cooper (born September 4, 1991). The E! True Hollywood Story profile noted that the notorious Playboy Mansion had been transformed into a family-friendly homestead. However, after he separated from Conrad in 1999, Hefner began to move an ever-changing coterie of very young women into the Mansion, dating up to seven girls at once; among them, Brande Roderick, Izabella St. James, Tina Marie Jordan, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, and Kendra Wilkinson. The reality television series The Girls Next Door depicted the lives of Madison, Marquardt, and Wilkinson at the Playboy Mansion. All three now date other people He currently dates 19 year old identical twin models Karissa and Kristina Shannon, who were arrested in January 2008 for battery along with third girlfriend Crystal Harris
Hef is in talks about making a film about his life, production may start later this year.
Charles P. Steinmetz High School, Chicago, IL (1944)
University of Illinois
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Hugh Marston Hefner
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Magazine Publisher, Editor, Businessman, Reality Television Personality, Actor
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Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American businessman, magazine publisher, and playboy. He was the founder of Playboy and editor-in-chief of the magazine, which he founded in 1953. He was also the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, which is the publishing group that operates the magazine. An advocate of sexual liberation and freedom of expression, Hefner was a political activist and philanthropist in several other causes and public issues.
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Glenn Lucius Hefner (1896–1976)
Grace Caroline (née Swanson
Christie Hefner (born 1952) daughter, David Hefner (born 1955) son, Marston Glenn (born 1990) son, Cooper Bradford (born 1991). son
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(2000) TV commercial: Motorola, (2003) TV commercial: X Games IX, (2003) Print ads: Tanqueray London Dry Gin, (2010) TV commercial: Stolichnaya vodka
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Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
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