Hugh Hefner Date Of Birth: April 9, 1926 – Famous April Birthdays
March 29, 2012 by staff
Hugh Hefner Date Of Birth: April 9, 1926 – Famous April Birthdays, Hugh Marston “Hef” Hefner (born April 9, 1926) is an American magazine publisher, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Pl**yboy Enterprises. Hefner was born in Chicago, Illinois, the elder of two sons born to Grace Caroline (née Swanson; 1895–1997) and Glenn Lucius Hefner (1896–1976), both teachers. Hefner’s mother was of Swedish descent and his father had German and English ancestry.
On his father’s side, Hefner is a direct descendant of Plymouth governor William Bradford. He has described his family as “conservative, Midwest, Methodist.” 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 years. After graduation, he took a semester of graduate courses in sociology at Northwestern University but dropped out soon after.
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