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Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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• Descendant of Plymouth colony governor William Bradford (1590-1657).

• Served in the US Army as an infantry clerk and cartoonist for military newspapers.

• Produced the inaugural December 1953 edition of Playboy magazine, which featured a nude photograph of Marilyn Monroe, in the kitchen of his Chicago apartment.

• Funded a course on censorship in cinema at the University of Southern California.

• Named "Harvard Lampoon's Best Life-Form in the History of the Universe" by the humor magazine in 2002.