Here's look at the life of Hugh Hefner, editor-in-chief of Playboy Magazine.
Personal: Birth date: April 9, 1926
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois
Birth name: Hugh Marston Hefner
Father: Glenn Hefner, an accountant
Mother: Grace (Swanson) Hefner, a teacher
Marriages: Crystal Harris (December 31, 2012 - present); Kimberley Conrad (July 1, 1989 - September 2009, divorced); Mildred Williams (June 25, 1949 - 1959, divorced)
Children: with Kimberley: Cooper Bradford (September 4, 1991), Marston Glenn (April 9, 1990); with Mildred: David Paul (August 30, 1955); Christie Ann (November 8, 1952)
Education: Attended the Art Institute of Chicago, 1946; University of Illinois, BA, Psychology, 1949; Attended Northwestern University, 1949
Military service: US Army (1944 - 1946)
Other Facts: The first issue of Playboy had no date in case there wasn't a second issue.
The Playboy message appears in the 1953 premiere issue: "We like our apartment. We enjoy mixing up cocktails and an hors d'oeuvre or two, putting a little mood music on the phonograph and inviting in a female acquaintance for a quiet discussion on Picasso, Nietzsche, jazz, sex..."
Is a big proponent of Viagra.
An avid film buff, he screens new and classic movies at the mansion every week.
Has an endangered rabbit named after him, Sylvilagus palustris hefneri. The Playboy Foundation helped fund the study of this rabbit found only in the Florida Keys.
He holds two Guinness World Records for the longest career as an editor-in-chief for the same magazine, 59 years, and for the largest collection of personal scrapbooks, 2,643.
Timeline: 1951 -1952 - Copywriter for Esquire magazine.
1952 - Begins working on idea for Playboy with $600 personal capital and $6,000 - $10,000 from investors.
December 1953 - The first issue of Playboy magazine hits the newsstands, selling for 50 cents. It features a nude calendar photo of Marilyn Monroe and sells more than 50,000 copies.
December 1959 - Buys the first Playboy Mansion in Chicago.
1959-1960 - Host of the television program, "Playboy's Penthouse."
February 29, 1960 - The first Playboy Club opens in Chicago.
June 4, 1963 - Is arrested on charges of publishing and circulating obscene literature, for the June issue featuring Jayne Mansfield.
December 7, 1963 - The jury is dismissed after it deadlocks 7-5 for acquittal in Hefner's obscenity trial.
1965 - Buys the 37-story Palmolive Building. The re-named Playboy Building houses the executive offices for HMH Publishing and Playboy Clubs International until 1989.