He was the founder of Playboy and editor-in-chief of the magazine, which he founded in 1953. Hefner graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1949 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a double minor in Creative Writing and Art, having earned his degree in two and a half years.He attended Sayre Elementary School and Steinmetz High School, then served from 1944 to 1946 as a U. After graduation, he took a semester of graduate courses in Sociology at Northwestern University, but dropped out soon after.At age 86, Hugh Hefner married 26-year-old model Crystal Harris, who is still his current wife.Other notable Hugh Hefner partners include Holly Madison, Shannon Tweed, and Bridget Marquardt.
The couple had two sons: Marston Glenn (born 1990) and Cooper Bradford (born 1991). True Hollywood Story profile noted that the notorious Playboy Mansion had been transformed into a family-friendly homestead.
He admitted to being "'involved' with maybe eleven out of twelve months' worth of Playmates" during some of these years.
Donna Michelle, Marilyn Cole, Lillian Müller, Shannon Tweed, Barbi Benton, Karen Christy, Sondra Theodore, and Carrie Leigh – who filed a million palimony suit against him – were a few of his many lovers.
in 2006, "but because she believed in her son."), to launch Playboy, which was initially going to be called Stag Party.
The first issue, published in December 1953, featured Marilyn Monroe from her 1949 nude calendar shoot and sold over 50,000 copies.) After the Charles Beaumont science fiction short story "The Crooked Man" was rejected by Esquire magazine in 1955, Hefner agreed to publish the story in Playboy.
He called the admission "the most devastating moment of my life." A 2006 E!