– Date of birth: April 9, 1926
– Place of birth: Chicago, IL
– Occupation: Entrepreneur
Hugh Marston Hefner was an American businessman, magazine editor, founder and publisher of Playboy magazine, a publication with photographs and articles . The developers who provoked accusations of obscenity. The first issue of Playboy was published in 1953 with Marilyn Monroe in a nude calendar session. It has sold more than 50,000 copies. Before Playboy, he worked for Esquire. Hefner is also a veteran of the Second World War.
Hugh Hefner was born into a Methodist family, son of Glenn Hefner, accountant, and Grace (Swanson) Hefner, teacher, on April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. UU. He had a younger brother, Keith (1929-2016). His mother was of Swedish origin and his father was German and English. He grew up in Woodlawn, Chicago. Hefner served in the US Army. UU. (1944-1946). He is a graduate of Steinmetz High School (Chicago, IL). He attended the Art Institute of Chicago (1946), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduated with a degree in psychology (1949) and Northwestern University, 1949.
Hefner is a self-taught billionaire, he owns a manor house. several million dollars. called Playboy Mansion. Its net worth exceeds $ 43 million when publishing Playboy. He was also the executive producer of the film version of Roman Polanski by Macbeth in 1971. Hefner also appeared in cameos of himself in some films.
In 1949, Hefner married Mildred Williams, a student at Northwestern University. They divorced in 1959. He married the Playmate of the Year, Kimberley Conrad, in 1988. They separated in 1998. On December 31, 2012, Hefner married Crystal Harris at the Playboy Mansion in a small private ceremony; He was 86 years old and she was 26 years old. Hefner has several children. With Mildred, he has David Paul (August 30, 1955) and Christie Ann (November 8, 1952). With Kimberley, he has Cooper Bradford (September 4, 1991) and Marston Glenn (April 9, 1990).
Hefner died at home in Beverly Hills, California, on September 27, 2017, following a cardiac arrest and sepsis caused by respiratory failure and an e. coli infection at the age of 91.