Hugh Hefner, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Hugh Hefner

American businessman and magazine publisher

Date of Birth: 09-Apr-1926

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date of Death: 27-Sep-2017

Profession: actor, writer, entrepreneur, psychologist, socialite, editor, journalist, publisher, film producer, activist, nightclub owner

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Hugh Hefner

  • Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher.
  • He was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, a publication with revealing photographs and articles which provoked charges of obscenity.
  • The first issue of Playboy was published in 1953 featuring Marilyn Monroe in a nude calendar shoot; it sold over 50,000 copies. Hefner extended the Playboy brand into a world network of Playboy Clubs.
  • He also resided in luxury mansions where Playboy "playmates" shared his wild partying life, fueling keen media interest.
  • He was an advocate of "sexual liberation" and "freedom of expression", and he was a political activist in the Democratic Party and for the causes of First Amendment rights, animal rescue, and the restoration of the Hollywood Sign.

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