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Hugh Hefner

Hugh Marston "Hef" Hefner (born April 9, 1926) is an American magazine publisher, founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises. Hefner was born in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest of two sons born to Grace Caroline (née Swanson; 1895–1997) and Glenn Lucius Hefner (1896–1976), both teachers. Hefner's mother was of Swedish descent and his father had German and English ancestry. On his father's side, Hefner claims he is a direct descendant of Plymouth governor William Bradford. He has described his family as "conservative, Midwest, Methodist." He went to Sayre Elementary School and Steinmetz High School, then served as a writer for a military newspaper in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946. He later graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a B.A. in psychology with a double minor in creative writing and art in 1949, earning his degree in two and a half years. After graduation, he took a semester of graduate courses in sociology at Northwestern University but dropped out soon after. Working as a copywriter for Esquire, he left in January 1952 after being denied a $5 raise. In 1953, he mortgaged his furniture, generating a bank loan of $600, and raised

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Drops $5 Mil On Mansion For 27-Year-Old Wife

Hugh Hefner really loves his 27-year-old Playmate wife Crystal Harris ... we're told he's created an intricate plan to set her up in a multi-million dollar estate, where no one in his world can… READ MORE >

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- 474 days ago
Kendra Wilkinson RIPS Crystal Harris ... 'I Wanted to Kill Her'

Kendra Wilkinson
RIPS Crystal Harris ... 'I Wanted to Kill Her'

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- 516 days ago
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- 545 days ago
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Hugh Hefner & Crystal
Chasing Tail at Mansion Wedding

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- 571 days ago
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris -- Married!! For Real This Time

Hugh Hefner
Marries Crystal for Real This Time

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- 572 days ago
Hugh Hefner & Crystal Harris -- We Got Our Marriage License!

Hugh Hefner & Crystal Harris
We Got Our Marriage License!

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- 599 days ago
Hugh Hefner & Crystal Harris -- We're Getting Married!

Hugh Hefner & Crystal Harris
We're Getting Married! (For Reals This Time)

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- 602 days ago
Hugh Hefner's Son -- Sentenced to Violence Classes After Alleged Playmate Beating

Hugh Hefner's Son
Sentenced to Violence Classes After Alleged Playmate Beating

Hugh Hefner's son Marston has been sentenced to a 52-week domestic violence program after allegedly beating his Playmate girlfriend Claire Sinclair last month.Marston was charged with corporal… READ MORE >

- 858 days ago
Hugh Hefner's Son -- Charged with Beating Playmate GF Claire Sinclair

Hugh Hefner's Son
Charged with Beating Playmate GF

Hugh Hefner's son Marston Hefner has officially been charged with roughing up his Playmate girlfriend ... and now faces over a year in jail -- this according to the Pasadena City Attorney.TMZ… READ MORE >

- 879 days ago

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