Birth Name: Hugh Hefner
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born Hugh Marston Hefner in Chicago, IL on April 9, 1926, he was the son of Glenn and Grace Hefner, whose ultraconservative attitudes - they were direct descendants of Massachusetts' Puritan governor William Bradford - had a direct influence on their son's future career path. A decidedly average student, Hefner's interests lay outside the classroom, where he devoted himself to publishing a school newspaper, as well as writing and drawing cartoons. Bestowed with the nickname "Hef" at an early age, he graduated high school in 1944 and joined the Army, where he served as an infantry clerk and cartoonist for military newspapers. After his discharge in 1946, he studied art at the Art Institute of...
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