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Hugh Hefner Biography (Hugh Marston Hefner): Playboy Founder
Famous for : founding the Playboy magazine and for his unusual lifestyle at the Playboy mansion with his Playboy bunny girlfriends.
Hefner details : Born - April 9, 1926 Chicago, USA / Lives - United States of America

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Girlfriend Bridget Marquardt

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Hugh Hefner started the Playboy magazine for men during a time when nudity and sex were not talked about openly in public. The Playboy brand grew into a global media enterprise with the magazine published around the world, Playboy clubs, television, movies, radio, internet properties, and every type of merchandise possible.

Hugh Marston Hefner was born on the 9th of April, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. His parents Glenn and Grace Hefner were strict Methodist farmers from Nebraska. He graduated from the Steinmetz High School in Chicago, Illinois in 1944 and served time in the U.S. Army towards the end of the second world war. Hugh then graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a major in psychology.

On the 25th of June in 1949 Hugh Hefner and Mildred Williams were married. The couple had two children together; Christie Hefner born on the 8th of November, 1952 and David Paul Hefner born on the 30th of August, 1955.

Hefner worked as a copywriter at the Esquire magazine before starting his own venture that would transform the rest of his life. The first issue of the Playboy magazine was published in December 1953. Marilyn Monroe was the first girl to be featured on the cover and as a centerfold for Playboy. Hefner had wanted to call the magazine "Stag Party" but was forced to change it to "Playboy" because of potential trademark issues with a magazine called "Stag".

The Playboy magazine went on to become one of the largest selling men's magazines in publication, even after more than fifty years in print. The magazine has found itself involved in controversy many times as it was one of the leading magazines to deal with nudity and sex. Celebrities that have appeared in the Playboy magazine over the years include Kim Basinger, Drew Barrymore, Samantha Fox, Nancy Sinatra, Rachel Hunter, Pamela Anderson, Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba and many more.

Hugh Hefner lived the life of a playboy as his first marriage with Mildred Williams did not work out. For thirty years he was a bachelor spoiled for choice and was the envy of single and married men around the world. In 1989 he surprised the world by marrying Kimberley Conrad. She was also the Playboy Playmate of the Year for 1989. Hefner and Williams had two children together; Marston Hefner born on the 9th of April 1990 and Cooper Hefner born on the 4th of September 1991. The marriage didn't work and the couple separated in 1999.

Since separating from Kimberly Conrad, Hefner has lived with up to seven girlfriends at a time. Hefner found that seven girlfriends created problems, but has been living with three young blonde girlfriends since 2004. The current Hefner girlfriends living with him at the Playboy mansion include Holly Madison,
Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson.

Hugh Hefner's daughter, Christie Hefner is the current Chairman and CEO of the Playboy Enterprises company.

Hefner has become a major part of popular culture. He is famous for wearing his bed robe, smoking a pipe, and for being surrounded by young beautiful women. He even has a subspecies of rabbit named after him and his famous bunny logo, called Sylvilagus palustris hefneri.

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I think that I am the luckiest cat on the planet and I'm living out my own dreams and fantasies and have been for a number of years and to remain at this stage of my life, you know, so alive and things have never been better.
Hugh Hefner - Lucky - Dreams
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I think that the major message of my life and what I hope to be remembered for is someone who managed to change the social sexual values of his time absolutely.
Hugh Hefner - Life - Change
- Values

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