Birth and education[change | change source]
Hefner was born to Glenn Hefner, an accountant, and Grace (Swanson) Hefner, a teacher, on April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised in Chicago. Hefner served in the US Army (1944 - 1946). He attended the Art Institute of Chicago (1946), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning a BA in Psychology (1949), and Northwestern University, 1949.
Marriages and children[change | change source]
He married Mildred Williams (June 25, 1949 - 1959, divorced); Kimberley Conrad (July 1, 1989 - September 2009, divorced); and Crystal Harris (December 31, 2012 - present).
He 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).
Career[change | change source]
He owns a multi-million mansion called the Playboy Mansion. He was also the executive producer of Roman Polanski's 1971 film version of Macbeth.  Hefner has also appeared in cameos of himself in some movies.
In 2013 Hefner announced that his youngest son, Cooper would succeed him and eventually help run the Playboy Empire.
Hefner supports legalizing same-sex marriage and he states that a fight for gay marriage is "a fight for all our rights. Without it, we will turn back the sexual revolution and return to an earlier, puritanical time."
References[change | change source]
- CNN: Hugh Hefner Fast Facts
- Roberts, Joel (February 11, 2009). "Bush, Kerry & Hefner: Odd Cousins". CBS. CBS Interactive. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-604163.html. Retrieved July 11, 2013.
- Macbeth and its Afterlife: Shakespeare Survey 57 Cambridge University Press 2004 Williams, Deanne Mick Jagger Macbeth page 145
- Klockars, Karl (April 10, 2009). "Friday Flashback: Hef's Obscenity Battle". Chicagoist.com. http://chicagoist.com/2009/04/10/friday_flashback_hefs_obscenity_bat.php. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
- Biography: Jayne Mansfield
- "Playboy's Hugh Hefner and son Talk Succession", The Wall Street Journal, http://live.wsj.com/video/playboy-hugh-hefner-and-son-talk-succession/6D8B6BA4-6808-4772-AF48-68D7EF9366E6.html#!6D8B6BA4-6808-4772-AF48-68D7EF9366E6
- "Playboy founder Hugh Hefner writes passionate plea in support of gay marriage". NYDailyNews.com. THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012, 4:25 PM. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/playboy-founder-hugh-hefner-writes-passionate-plea-support-gay-marriage-article-1.1142988. Retrieved THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012, 4:25 PM.
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