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11 items from 2017


Hugh Hefner's Longtime Love Barbi Benton Defends His Legacy: He Brought Women Out of the Kitchen

5 October 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Without a doubt, Hugh Hefner was a complex figure.

The late media icon, who founded Playboy in 1953, died on Sept. 27 of cardiac arrest and respiratory failure after contracting septicemia — a blood infection — and drug-resistant e. coli.

Over the course of his 91 years, Hefner lived an exciting and controversial life. On the one hand, he revolutionized the publishing industry, contributed to the sexual revolution that permeated the 1960s and ’70s and fought for birth control and abortion rights — but on the other hand, he was criticized for objectifying women, and even admitted that he considered women to be “sex objects.”

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- Aili Nahas

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Inside Hugh Hefner’s Final Years and Quiet Life with Crystal

4 October 2017 10:21 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Catching up with his former girlfriend Barbi Benton this past spring, Hugh Hefner was looking forward to his future—and wasn’t exactly dreading his inevitable demise.

“He was upset that had been saying he didn’t have much time left. He said, ‘I’m not going anywhere just yet!’” Benton, 67, tells People of her final conversation with the iconic Playboy founder, who died at his home in the Playboy Mansion Sept. 27 at the age of 91. “But he was humorous about it. He had bought a cemetery plot next to Marilyn Monroe and he said he was looking forward to »

- Aili Nahas

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Hugh Hefner: Drug-Resistant E. Coli Infection Contributed to Death

3 October 2017 8:51 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hugh Hefner died of cardiac arrest and respiratory failure after contracting septicema — a blood infection — and drug-resistant e. coli, according to his death certificate from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health.

The Blast first reported the news.

Hefner died Sept. 27 at his home in the Playboy Mansion surrounded by his four adult children and wife Crystal. He was 91.

Hefner suffered from a long-term back condition that limited his mobility, his former girlfriend Barbi Benton previously told People she last saw him six months ago and noticed that his memory was “fading” — he admitted to being “in poor health.”

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Hugh Hefner's Longtime Love Barbi Benton on the Last Time She Saw Him: He Thought He Had 'Plenty of Time Left'

2 October 2017 3:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In his final months, Hugh Hefner surrounded himself with a small circle of friends and family — including longtime love Barbi Benton.

Speaking exclusively to People in this week’s issue, Benton, 67, opens up about her memories of the late publishing pioneer, who died Wednesday at 91.

“I cried all night ,” she says of his death. “I was a basket case.”

Benton met Hefner in 1968 on the set of his TV show, Playboy After Dark. She was 18 and he was 42, and while she initially wasn’t interested due to their age difference, the two ended up dating until 1976. She went on to »

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Hugh Hefner's Girlfriend Who Found Playboy Mansion Says It Shouldn't Become Museum

30 September 2017 1:54 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_qhmd86et"]] Barbi Benton -- Hugh Hefner's former girlfriend known for discovering the Playboy Mansion in the '70s -- thinks the famous home should stay that way. Barbi tells us it just wouldn't be the same if the Mansion gets turned into a museum ... even though she admits fans would enjoy it. Besides, the neighbors in the residential area would hate it. The past Playboy model also reveals how she found the iconic mansion and »

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Life Advice From Hugh Hefner: Looking Back at the 'Playboy' Founder's Most Inspirational Quotes

28 September 2017 10:58 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

During his life, Hugh Hefner was a icon of American pop culture, a supporter of civil rights, an advocate and champion of the sexual revolution in the 1960s and an entrepreneurial success story.

While many recognize that his legacy -- for good and for bad -- is a complicated one, the Playboy founder was often a fount of positivity when it came to his outlook on life and his thoughts on emotional and professional success.

As a reflection on the publishing magnate's life and personal philosophy, we're looking back at some of his greatest quotes and pearls of wisdom from his many Et interviews over the past decades.

Hugh Hefner and then-girlfriend Barbi Benton with a group of Bunny Girls at his London Playboy Club in Park Lane in 1969.

Photo: Central Press/Getty Images

On the Importance of Enjoying Your Life:

"I think we should live every life or every day of your life with great anticipation »

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Hugh Hefner’s Wives and Girlfriends Through the Years (Photos)

28 September 2017 1:53 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hugh Hefner passed away Wednesday at 91-years-old and he sure did live a life fit for the founder of Playboy Enterprises. Here are some of the wives and girlfriends of Hefner’s past. Mildred Williams (1949-1959) Hefner met Mildred Williams in college and they got married in 1949. The pair had two kids together. Williams had revealed that she had an affair while Hefner was serving in the army. He’s said: “That was the most devastating moment in my life.” According to Hefner, his wife would let him sleep with other women to make up for her infidelity. The two »

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Entertainment News: Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Dies at 91

27 September 2017 10:43 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Los Angeles – Hugh Hefner was the man who turned the key to the sexual revolution when he founded Playboy Magazine in 1953. What started in an apartment in Chicago became a worldwide empire as the Playboy brand and image was embedded into American consciousness. Hefner died on Sept. 27, 2017. He was 91.

Hugh Hefner, Founder of Playboy Magazine, in the 1960s

Photo credit: Playboy Enterprises

Hefner – nicknamed Hef – was a straitlaced midwestern boy who turned an obsession with his own sexual frustrations into Playboy Magazine, the first mainstream publication to feature men’s lifestyle articles, high-level literature and the famous “Playboy Interview,” between pictorials and a monthly “centerfold” of nude women (Hefner’s “girl next door” Playmates and Bunnies). He embraced both the success of the magazine and the life it gave him, enjoying (at least as an image) the same swinging style emboldened by the Playboy philosophy of the sexual and sophisticated 20th Century man. »

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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91

27 September 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of West Los Angeles. He was 91.

The media mogul’s influence went far beyond publishing — he created the sexual revolution nearly single-handedly (with some help from the advent of the birth control pill and the rise of feminism).

After starting the status quo-shattering Playboy magazine in 1953, Hefner went on to launch TV and film companies, finance documentaries, and preside over the Hollywood social scene from his bubbling Jacuzzi at the mansion, a frequent location for industry events. The mansion, which had became somewhat run-down, was sold in 2016, but the terms of the sale specified that he was allowed to live there until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal, and four grown children: Christie, who served as CEO of Playboy Enterprise for more than 20 years, David, Marston, and Cooper, who currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at the »

- Pat Saperstein

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Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dies at 91

27 September 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of West Los Angeles. He was 91.

The media mogul’s influence went far beyond publishing — he created the sexual revolution nearly single-handedly (with some help from the advent of the birth control pill and the rise of feminism).

After starting the status quo-shattering Playboy magazine in 1953, Hefner went on to launch TV and film companies, finance documentaries, and preside over the Hollywood social scene from his bubbling Jacuzzi at the mansion, a frequent location for industry events. The mansion, which had became somewhat run-down, was sold in 2016, but the terms of the sale specified that he was allowed to live there until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Crystal, and four grown children: Christie, who served as CEO of Playboy Enterprise for more than 20 years, David, Marston, and Cooper, who currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at the »

- Pat Saperstein

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Hospital Massacre aka X-ray (1981)

13 May 2017 12:14 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

So you’re wading through piles of slasher films from the ‘80s, keen on discovering a lost gem far removed from the normal gang in the woods or high school sis-boom-bah stab and gab. You’re thinking maybe a different setting will yield a fresh take, already tired tropes blurring your vision and making the distinction between a hockey mask and a fencing one harder by the day. Well…have you tried the hospital yet? Most folks are terrified of the antiseptic halls and robotic empathy doled out by uncaring staff. (Yes, yes, they also save lives, I know. I’m trying to set a mood, dammit.) And if you do decide to enter the medical field, I strongly suggest you pay a visit to Hospital Massacre (1981), Israeli King of Schlock Boaz Davidson’s wild attempt at a horror comedy, where some of the humor is even intentional.

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- Scott Drebit

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