Glenn Lucius Hefner gained the limelight because of his famous sons, Hugh Hefner, Creator of Playboy Magazine, and Keith Hefner, a famous actor.
Glenn Lucius Hefner’s Family
Glenn Lucius Hefner was born on 27 June 1896 in Atlanta, Phelps County, Nebraska, USA to James Marston Hefner (1870-1963) and Lois Nina Householder (1875-1937). He was a descendant of Plymouth governor William Bradford. He described his family as “conservative, Midwestern, Methodist”. Glenn married Grace Caroline Hefner in 1921. Grace was of Swedish ancestry, and worked as a teacher. The couple lived a very simple and hidden life and gained the spotlight because of their children, Hugh & Keith.
Hugh Marston Hefner, the Creator & publisher of Playboy Magazine, was born in Chicago on April 9, 1926. His first marriage was to Mildred Williams, with whom he had 2 children, a daughter named Christie (b. 1952) and a son, David (b. 1955). He then married Kimberley Conrad and had sons Marston Glenn (b. 1990) and Cooper (b. 1991). In January 2009, Hugh began a relationship with Crystal Harris. Hugh died on September 27, 2017, in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles.
Glenn’s second son, Keith Edwin Hefner, an actor, was born on January 5, 1929. Keith was married thrice, to Deborah Mary Keener Kartsonakis, Raphaela Louise “Rae” Angelico, and Caya Ukkas. He died on April 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Glenn died on 24 July 1976 in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin, USA of unspecified causes.
Glenn Lucius Hefner’s Net Worth
Glenn Lucius Hefner was an accountant by profession who lived a very simple life. There isn’t much information available on the web about him. Even his net worth is not disclosed in public. But it can be said that he led a luxurious lifestyle since his sons broke all odds and rose to stardom. His son, Keith, was a famous actor, known for Star 80, Get Smart, and Fever Pitch.
Glenn’s son, Hugh, was an American magazine publisher. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, a publication with revealing photographs and articles which provoked charges of obscenity. He was also a producer and actor, known for Miss March, Hop, and History of the World: Part I. He extended the Playboy brand into a world network of Playboy Clubs. He also resided in luxury mansions where Playboy playmates shared his wild partying life, fuelling keen media interest. He was a political activist in the Democratic Party and for the causes of First Amendment rights, animal rescue, and the restoration of the Hollywood Sign.
He promoted a bon vivant lifestyle in his magazine and the television shows that he hosted Playboy’s Penthouse (1959–1960) and Playboy After Dark (1969–1970). He was also the chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, the publishing group which operates the magazine. He had a net worth of more than $50 million which was turned over to his daughter, Christie, after his death.