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Born: April 9, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Producer ...
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1944:
Was a writer for a military newspaper in the U.S. Army
1951:
Worked as a copywriter for <i>Esquire</i> magazine; left in 1952 after being denied a $5 raise
1953:
Briefly worked as a circulation manager for <i>Children's Activities</i> magazine
1953:
Published the first issue of <i>Playboy</i> magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover
1959:
Organized the first Playboy Jazz Festival at the Chicago Stadium
1959:
Hosted the popular syndicated television show "Playboy's Penthouse"
1960:
Opened the first Playboy Club on the North Side of Chicago, featuring its waitresses in the now famous 'Bunny' costumes
1968:
Returned to the airwaves to host the syndicated show "Playboy After Dark"
1971:
Took his company Playboy Enterprises public
1971:
Produced Roman Polanski's adaptation of "Macbeth" and the Monty Python film "And Now for Something Completely Different"
1975:
Relocated the Playboy offices to a sprawling mansion in Holmby Hills, which came to be known as 'The Playboy Mansion'
1980:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after he championed the reconstruction of the Hollywood sign
1996:
Profiled in a two-hour special, "Hugh Hefner: American Playboy," as part of A&E's prestigious Biography series
2005:
His girlfriends and his life became the focus of the E! reality series "The Girls Next Door"
2006:
Partnered with Palms Casino Resort and the Nine Group to develop a Playboy themed nightclub, casino and sky villa located in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

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