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Hugh Hefner

Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9, 1926) is an American magazine publisher, as well as the founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises.[1]
Hugh Hefner was born in Chicago, Illinois, the older of two sons (himself and brother Keith)[2] of Grace Caroline (née Swanson; 1895–1997) and Glenn Lucius Hefner (1896–1976), both teachers.[3][4] Hefner's mother was of Swedish descent, and his father had German and English ancestry.[5][6] Through his father's line, Hefner has stated that he is a direct descendant of Plymouth governor William Bradford.[7][8] He has described his family as "conservative, Midwestern, [and] Methodist".[9] 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…