Crystal Harris
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Jeff Nathanson
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Brett Ratner
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Jared Leto
Playboy Enterprises
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Olivia De Berardinis
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Hugh Hefner

Knowledge Identifier: +Hugh_Hefner


Hugh Hefner

American magazine publisher, founder, and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises add

Category: Literature

Born in 1926.

Countries: United States (78%), California (5%), (5%)

Main connections: Playboy, Crystal Harris, Jeff Nathanson

Linked to: Playboy Enterprises, Steinmetz High School, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Democratic Party




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Hugh Hefner was born in 1926 add something


He went to Sayre Elementary School and Steinmetz High School, served as a writer for a military newspaper in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 add something


Humphrey Bogart - The UCLA Film Archive, in association with Turner Entertainment and with funding provided by Hugh Hefner, the original film was restored and released in comparison with the 1946 version in 1996


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 add something


The undated first issue, published in December 1953, featured Marilyn Monroe from her 1949 nude calendar shoot and sold over 50,000 copies add something


After it was rejected by "Esquire" magazine in 1955, Hefner agreed to publish in "Playboy" the Charles Beaumont science fiction short story, "The Crooked Man", about straight men being persecuted in a world where homosexuality was the norm add something


Cynthia Maddox - Maddox dated Hugh Hefner in the early 1960s, but chose to leave him when he decided that he did not want to get married to her


On June 4, 1963, Hefner was arrested for selling obscene literature after an issue of "Playboy" featuring nude shots of Jayne Mansfield was released add something


Jayne Mansfield - Nude photographs of Mansfield on the set were published in the June 1963 issue of "Playboy", which resulted in obscenity charges against Hugh Hefner in Chicago city court


Cynthia Myers - After her magazine debut, Myers made frequent appearances on Hugh Hefner's "Playboy After Dark" TV series in 1969


Bob Guccione - However, in contrast to Hugh Hefner , life at Guccione's mansion was remarkably sedate even during the hedonistic 1970s


In 1971, he acknowledged that he experimented in bisexuality add something


Charlie Watts - Ever faithful to his wife Shirley, Watts consistently refused sexual favours from groupies on the road; in Robert Greenfield's "STP: A Journey Through America with The Rolling Stones", a documentary of the 1972 American Tour, it is noted that when the group was invited to the Playboy Mansion during that tour, Watts took advantage of Hugh Hefner's game room rather than frolic with the women


His former secretary, Bobbie Arnstein, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room after an overdose of drugs in January 1975 add something


Playboy - Christie Hefner, daughter of the founder Hugh Hefner, joined Playboy in 1975 and became head of the company in 1988


Dale Bozzio - In 1976, Bozzio traveled to Playboy Mansion West in Los Angeles at the request of Hugh Hefner, to interview for the position of Valentine party hostess


In 1978, Hefner helped organize fund-raising efforts that led to the restoration of the Hollywood Sign add something


Shannon Tweed - After the Canadian wish-fulfilment TV series "Thrill of a Lifetime" arranged for her to pose for Hugh Hefner's "Playboy", she was chosen to be the Playmate of the Month for the November 1981 issue and eventually the Playmate of the Year for 1982


Shannon Tweed - After a brief relationship with Hugh Hefner , Tweed has lived with Simmons since 1983, who explained in a 2011 interview "I need Shannon in my life


Playboy Enterprises - Christie Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, was the President from 1982, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from 1988, until she left the company in 2009


Hefner had a minor stroke in 1985 at age 59 add something


The wild, all-night parties were toned down significantly and in 1988, daughter Christie began to run the Playboy empire add something


Kimberley Conrad - She is probably best known for marrying "Playboy" founder Hugh Hefner in July 1989, an event which sparked worldwide media attention


Anna Nicole Smith - In 1992, Smith was chosen by Hugh Hefner to appear on the cover of the March issue of "Playboy", where she was listed as Vickie Smith, wearing a low-cut evening gown


After he and Conrad separated in 1998, Conrad moved into a house next door to the mansion add something


Karen McDougal - In May 1998, she was announced to have been chosen by Hugh Hefner and fans as Playmate of the Year of 1998 at a luncheon at the Playboy Mansion


In 1999, Hefner financed the Clara Bow documentary, "Discovering the It Girl add something


Sandy Bentley - The 5 foot 9 inch tall twins were featured on the May 2000 cover of Playboy Magazine and were well known as Hugh Hefner's live-in lovers at the Playboy Mansion, during 1999 and 2000


Mark Hamill - He and his crew shot most of the "mockumentary" film during the 2002 San Diego Comic-Con, and enlisted Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, and Hugh Hefner in small roles


Elisa Bridges - On February 7, 2002, Bridges died in a guest bedroom of the Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles mansion of Edward Nahem, a longtime acquaintance of Hugh Hefner


Lindsey Vuolo - She was photographed at the magazine's Santa Monica, California studios while sharing a bedroom at the Playboy Mansion with Christi Shake, "Playboy"'s Miss May 2002 and one of Hugh Hefner's seven girlfriends at the time


Rebekka Armstrong - A University of Toledo events notice in 2004 said that "Playboy" founder Hugh Hefner and the Playboy Foundation assisted Armstrong financially on her AIDS-awareness campaign, the College Campus Safer Sex education program


Olivia De Berardinis - Since 2004 Olivia has been a monthly contributor to Playboy Magazine, where her art pinup page appears with captions written by Hugh Hefner


Kendra Wilkinson - Wilkinson met Hugh Hefner at his 78th birthday party in April 2004, where she was hired to be one of the "painted girls"


Olivia De Berardinis - By June 2004, she was given her own monthly pinup page for the magazine that continued for many years, often appearing with captions written by Hugh Hefner


In October 2008, all three girls made the choice to leave the mansion add something


Accessed October 30, 2008 The relationship with the twins ended in January 2010 add something


Crystal Harris - Harris met Hugh Hefner on Halloween 2008


Playboy Enterprises - "The Age" reported in October 2008 that, for the first-time ever, Hugh Hefner was selling tickets to his celebrity-filled parties to offset his cash-flow problems due to setbacks Playboy Enterprises has suffered, including decreasing "Playboy" circulation, decreasing stock value, and ventures that have yet to turn a profit


Criss Angel - In November 2008, Angel began dating Holly Madison, former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner


In 2009, he received a "worst supporting actor" nomination for a Razzie award for his performance in "Miss March" add something


The divorce was finalized in March 2010 add something


On November 18, 2010, Children of the Night Founder and President Dr. add something


On December 24, 2010, Hefner presented an engagement ring to Crystal Harris, publicly announcing the proposal the following day add something


Crystal Harris - On December 24, 2010, she became engaged to Hugh Hefner, to become his third wife


Hefner and Harris had planned to marry June 18, 2011 add something


Playboy Enterprises - In March 2011, founder Hugh Hefner succeeded in a bid to take Playboy private after 40 years as a publicly traded company


Barbi Benton - On October 22, 2011, Josh Sigurdson asked Hugh Hefner over Twitter what his favorite memory of 'Playboy After Dark' was


Crystal Harris - On December 1, 2012, She is engaged once again to Hugh Hefner


In 2013 Hefner announced that his youngest son, Cooper would succeed him and eventually help run the Playboy Empire add something


Rhonda Shear - In 2014 a line of "intimates, athleisure and loungewear" was announced that was co-designed with Crystal Hefner, 2009 "Playboy" Playmate and wife of Hugh Hefner, to be sold through Hefner's website


Hefner's brother Keith died at the age of 87 on April 8, 2016, one day before Hefner's 90th birthday add something


Hefner died at his home in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, on September 27, 2017, at the age of 91 add something


On October 3, 2017, it was announced that Academy award winner actor Jared Leto would play Hugh Hefner in a biopic directed by Brett Ratner with the screenplay by Jeff Nathanson add something


However, the film was indefinitely put on hold and it was confirmed that Leto would not portray Hefner following an emergence of sexual harassment allegations against Ratner on November 2, 2017 add something


Jennifer Jackson (model) - In October 2017, Cooper Hefner, son of "Playboy" founder Hugh Hefner, announced that Ines Rau would appear as "Playmate of the Month" in the magazine's November/December 2017 issue, making her the first openly transgender woman to be featured this way


Jared Leto - In October 2017, it was announced that Leto would play Hugh Hefner in a biopic directed by Brett Ratner with the screenplay by Jeff Nathanson


Jared Leto - On October 3, 2017, it was announced that Leto would play Hugh Hefner in a biopic directed by Brett Ratner with the screenplay by Jeff Nathanson


Jeff Nathanson - On October 3, 2017, it was reported that Nathanson would penned a script for a biographical film directed by Brett Ratner based on the life of the "Playboy" founder Hugh Hefner that will be portrayed by Academy *award winner, Jared Leto