Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner

Highest Rated: 100% Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird (2013)

Lowest Rated: 17% The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)

Birthday: Apr 09, 1926

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Arguably one of the most important figures in midcentury American popular culture, Hugh Hefner was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy, one of the most widely recognized and influential publications of the twentieth century. Playboy encapsulated Hefner's vision of the modern American male's mindset, which was as fascinated by sex as it was with politics, art, and social commentary, and with its first issue in 1953, appealed to all of these interests in a tasteful and mature presentation that established it as both head and shoulders above the average "stag" magazine and a worthy competitor with publications like Esquire. The combination of nude layouts, award-winning literature and insightful interviews quickly made Playboy one of the biggest selling magazines of the postwar period, and was cited as both a positive and negative influence on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and into the freewheeling 1970s. Its runaway success also allowed Hefner to pursue a wide variety of ventures - from nightclubs and jazz festivals to movie and television productions. Though Playboy's fortunes and significance in the cultural landscape rose and fell in the ensuing decades, the image of Hefner - frequently clad in his trademark silk pajamas and smoking jacket - remained an enduring icon of sexual freedom and the pursuit of "the good life" in its many varied forms. His death on September 27, 2017 brought forth a spirited debate about the role Hefner and Playboy had played, for better and worse, in American culture.

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Art Paul of Playboy: The Man Behind the Bunny Self - 2018
95% 97% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché Executive Producer $101.1K 2018
100% No Score Yet Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird Unknown (Character) - 2013
75% 61% Bettie Page Reveals All Unknown (Character) $102.4K 2011
100% 55% The Girls in the Band Producer - 2011
60% 69% Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Unknown (Character) $21.9K 2009
No Score Yet 50% We Believe Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 40% Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema Executive Producer - 2008
40% 39% Comic Book: The Movie Self - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comeback Trail Self - 1982
17% 45% The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu Executive Producer - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder Executive Producer - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World of Hugh Hefner Unknown (Character) - 1973
86% 73% Macbeth Executive Producer - 1971

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girls Next Door Unknown (Character) 2005-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Head Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Comic Standing Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
52% No Score Yet Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keeping Up With the Kardashians Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2007
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2006
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
66% 83% Entourage Himself (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Surreal Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Himself (Guest Star) 2001
70% 85% Sex and the City Hugh Hefner (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2000
92% No Score Yet Buddy Faro Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
76% 68% Roseanne Himself (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Hugh Hefner (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Live Interviews Guest
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1966

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