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Hugh Hefner, who built Playboy empire and embodied it, dies at 91

He had only recently moved out of his parents' house and left his job at Children's Activities magazine

Laura Mansnerus | NYT 

Hugh Hefner, who created Playboy magazine and spun it into a media and entertainment-industry giant — all the while, as its very public avatar, squiring attractive young women (and sometimes marrying them) well into his 80s — died on Wednesday at his home, the Playboy Mansion near Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 91. His death was announced by Playboy Enterprises. Hefner the man and Playboy the brand were inseparable. Both advertised themselves as emblems of the sexual revolution, an escape from American priggishness and wider social intolerance. Both were derided over ...

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First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 15:06 IST
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