Happy 88th Birthday, Hugh Hefner!

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Legendary Playboy founder Hugh Hefner turned 88 yesterday and he celebrated as only Hef can: with his signature mix of old-fashioned class and inappropriately aged half-naked women.

Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris Tweet

Crystal Harris dumped Hefner in brutal fashion in 2011, but nearly three years later Crystal and Hugh are happily married and she reportedly helped organize his b-day soiree held earlier this week.

"Tonight we start my weekend birthday celebration with the screening of my all-time favotire film 'Casablanca,'" Hef tweeted just before the event.

It's gotta be something of a letdown to be invited to the Playboy Mansion only to find out you're gonna be watching a 70-year-old movie, but in the style befitting Hef, there were plenty of lovely ladies in attendance, with a reported 28 current and former Bunnies on hand.

Hef's tradition of screening the Bogart classic on his birthday dates back several years and his tradition of relationships with massive age gaps dates back even longer. 

So put on your velvet smoking jacket and raise a glass to the man who turned paying women to take their clothes off into a lifestyle. There aren't many 88-year-olds who we'd happily trade lives with!

Check out photos of some other cradle robbing legends in the gallery below: 

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Hugh Hefner Biography

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Chicago, Illinois
Full Name
Hugh Marston Hefner
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